Kline Throws a Complete Game, Rox Bury Stingers at Home
St. Cloud, MN – Cam Kline (Minnesota State-Mankato) tossed a complete game victory for St. Cloud (6-7) as the Rox buried the Willmar Stingers (8-5) at the Rock Pile by a final score of 2-1. The Rox have now won two games in a row.
St. Cloud scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning as Jordan Barth (Augustana) drilled an RBI double down the left field line to take the lead. The next batter, Garrett Delano (Brown), grounded out to shortstop but brought Barth home to go ahead 2-0.
In his second start of the season, Kline was efficient on the mound. In his nine innings of work, he allowed just three hits and one run while striking out five batters.
Ben Carew (Kent State), Brady Harlan (Oklahoma), Barth, Delano, Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha) and Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) all recorded hits in the win.
The Rox will be back in action on Monday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium to finish the series with Willmar. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
St. Cloud returns home on Tuesday for a doubleheader with the Mankato MoonDogs. The first game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. as it’s Midweek Matinee at the ballpark, bring a co-worker/client to the ballpark for lunch. The 7:05 p.m. game is Rox Pint Glass Giveaway presented by Miller Lite to the first 500 fans 21 and older.
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 www.stcloudrox.com.
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 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.