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Published On: June 16th, 2019

St. Cloud, MN – Jordan Barth (Augustana) drove in three runs and Cam Kline (Minnesota State-Mankato) picked up the win as St. Cloud (10-10) defeated Duluth (8-13) by a final score of 6-5 at the Rock Pile. Joey Stock (St. Johns) earned his second consecutive save.

After trailing 1-0 through five innings, the Rox came alive in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tyler Finke (Southeastern Louisiana) started the inning off with a walk and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt from Ben Carew (Kent State). Finke would later take third base and score on two separate wild pitches to tie the game.

In the next at-bat, Barth drilled an RBI-single to left field that scored Finke and put the Rox ahead. He would later score on a throwing error and the Rox led 3-1 after the sixth inning.

After Duluth tied the game 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning, St. Cloud answered right back with three more runs. Carew drilled an RBI double to the gap in left field. Two batters later, Barth crushed a 2-RBI triple to right field and put the Rox ahead 6-3.

The Rox would win by a final score of 6-5. Kline pitched seven innings in the win while Blake Stelzer (Concordia St. Paul) and Stock pitched out of the bullpen.

For the full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.

St. Cloud returns home on Tuesday against the Willmar Stingers with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time. It’s Bark in the Park Night presented by Granite City Pet Hospital. The first 200 dogs receive a Rox Retractable Leash. All dogs enter through the general admission first base gate.

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.

 

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