St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox today announced the organization has signed four infielders for the 2019 Northwoods League season.
Those players include infielders Reid Bourque (McNeese State), Adam Lopez (San Diego), Josh Falk (South Dakota State) and Jackson Cluff (BYU).
Bourque, a Louisiana native, is entering is sophomore year at McNeese State University this season. In 2018, Bourque appeared and started in 56 games for the Cowboys, ending the year with a .267 batting average. He recorded 54 hits, four doubles, a team-high two triples, three home runs and 25 RBI during the season. Before attending McNeese State, Bourque attended Sam Houston High School, where he ranked No. 10 in the state of Louisiana at shortstop by Perfect Game. He earned All-State and All-District honors while playing all four years at Sam Houston.
Lopez, a California native, is entering his junior season at the University of San Diego this season after spending his first two collegiate years at Southwestern Community College. While at Southwestern, he appeared in a total of 83 games over two years, finishing with a career batting average of .341 with 110 hits, 52 runs scored, 26 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 61 RBI. In 2018 alone, Lopez tallied a .350 average, leading the team in runs scored (38), doubles (14), home runs (six) and RBI (35).
Falk, a Minnetonka native, is in his redshirt sophomore season at South Dakota State University in 2019, appeared in 48 games for the Jackrabbits a season ago. Starting in 47 of those games, Falk tallied a batting average of .286, which ranked fifth on the team. He also recorded 54 hits, 28 runs scored, a team-high 11 doubles, six home runs and 30 RBI. Before his time at South Dakota State, Falk spent a season at Gulf Coast State College in Florida, where he recorded five home runs and 21 RBI before transferring to join the Jackrabbits. While at Minnetonka High School, he earned all-section honors his junior and senior seasons, finishing his high school career with a .380 average and nine home runs.
Cluff is in his sophomore season at Brigham Young University in 2019. In his career with the Cougars, Cluff appeared in 42 games, tallying a batting average of .284. He has recorded 19 hits, 16 runs scored, five doubles, one triple and 10 RBI. Prior to his time at BYU, he attended Rocky Mountain High School, where he lettered three times in baseball and earned All-State honors during his senior season.
Field Manager Augie Rodriguez and the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the upcoming season. To date, the Rox have eight players signed for the 2019 season.
||South Dakota State University
||University of California-Berkeley
||Brigham Young University
||McNeese State University
||South Dakota State University
||University of San Diego
||*Returning player from 2018
The Rox will open their eighth season of Northwoods League baseball in 2019. The Rox home opener is Saturday, June 1 at 7:05 p.m., featuring post-game fireworks presented by Coborn’s. To view and download the full 2019 Rox schedule, click here. For more information regarding this release, 7-Game Packs, season tickets or partial season ticket packages for the 2019 season, please contact the Rox front office at 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. 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, over 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.