Steiger Homers Twice, Rox Fall to Larks in Front of Great Crowd

St. Cloud, MN – Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) hit two home runs in front of a crowd of over 1,800 at the Rock Pile, but St. Cloud (2-4) dropped the series finale to Bismarck (6-0) 16-5. Ben Carew (Kent State) and Jordan Barth (Augustana) both had three hits in the game.

Steiger got the scoring going for the Rox in the bottom of the fourth inning when he drilled a solo home run over the left field wall.

St. Cloud would later plate four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, highlighted by a two-run blast to left field from Steiger. Barth hit an RBI double in the inning and Dustin Wilcox (Minot State) also recorded an RBI single.

Trae Robertson (Missouri) earned the start for the Rox on the mound, making his season debut. Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest), Austin Nikolas (North Dakota State), Max Rippl (Kent State) and Garrett Delano (Brown) all saw work out of the bullpen.

The Rox begin a two-game series with the Duluth Huskies on Monday, with an 11:35 first pitch at Wade Stadium. The series finale will be at the Rock Pile on Tuesday with a 7:05 first pitch. It’s Poster Schedule Giveaway Night presented by McDonald’s Meats to the first 1,500 fans. Fans can also receive a certificate for a free taco from Taco John’s.

All single games tickets – including to the home opener – can be purchased now in person at the Rox Ticket Office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex, by calling the Rox Ticket office at 320-240-9798 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or 24 hours a day by visiting


The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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 (MIA).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.