St. Cloud’s Bullpen Shines, Rox Drop Series Finale to Willmar
Willmar, MN – Cam Kine (Minnesota State-Mankato) had a great day at the plate, but St. Cloud (8-10) dropped the series finale to Willmar by a final score of 10-3. The Rox bullpen was strong throughout the game.
St. Cloud had a big fifth inning in which they plated three runs. Kline drilled an RBI-double to the gap in left field that scored Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) and Trent Brown (Oklahoma). Ben Carew (Kent State) would later drive in Kline with an RBI single that skipped off of the third base bag.
Carter Bosch (Georgetown) received the start on the mound. He was followed by Kevin Davis (USC Upstate), Drew Garrett (Johnson County CC), Max Rippl (Kent State) and Justin Wick (Creighton) out of the bullpen. Garrett struck out each of the three batters he faced, Rippl struck out two batters and Wick struck out the side in the eighth inning.
Carew had two hits on the day while Hance Smith (California-Berkeley), Garrett Delano (Brown), Achecar, Brown, Kline and Tyler Finke (Southeastern Louisiana) all recorded a hit each.
For the full box score from tonight’s game, click here.
The Rox now open a two-game road series with the Rochester Honkers. First pitch from Mayo Field on Friday is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
St. Cloud returns home on Sunday against the Duluth Huskies with a 4:05 p.m. first pitch time. It’s Father’s Day at the ballpark. It’s also a Coborn’s Kids Day, where children will have the opportunity to run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.
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.