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Johnson Leads Rox to Another Shutout Win Against Rochester

Rochester, MN – Ben Carew (Kent State) and Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) each drove in three RBI as St. Cloud (31-33) shutout Rochester to win 9-0. St. Cloud swept the Honkers, winning both games via shutout at Mayo Field. It was the eighth and final time the two teams would face off this season.

St. Cloud jumped out to a 4-0 lead through the first four innings. Ryan Davis (Georgetown) led off the first inning with a solo home run to right field. Weisenberg scored on a wild pitch in the second inning while Jack Barrie (Reinhardt) and Carew recorded an RBI in the third and fourth inning respectively.

Carew was back at it in the sixth inning, hitting a two-out double that scored two runs. He finished the game with three RBI, a career high for him with the Rox.

Weisenberg belted his fifth home run of the season in the seventh inning, drilling a two-run shot over the left field wall. St. Cloud claimed their last run in the ninth inning, when Weisenberg again delivered on an RBI single.

Evan Johnson (Creighton) claimed his fourth win in a row, throwing six innings and striking out six batters. Erik Martinez (California) tossed the seventh and eighth innings, striking out two batters. Nate Shoemaker (Creighton) made his season debut in the ninth inning.

St. Cloud returns to the Rock Pile on Saturday to open a two-game home series against Waterloo. Saturday’s game is Hometown Heroes Night presented by Capital One. Five local heroes will be recognized. It’s also Championship Chisel Bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05.

The Rox are in their seventh season of Northwoods League Baseball in 2018. Single game and group tickets for the entire season are on sale now. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit the Rox Ticket Office on the west end of the Municipal Athletic Complex, call 320-240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com.

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.

 

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