Rox Finish with 18 Hits, Defeats Bismarck 8-3 on the Road
Bismarck, ND – Brendan Tinsman (Wake Forest) and Jordan Barth (Augustana) both recorded four hits as St. Cloud (13-11) beat Bismarck (14-11) by a final score of 8-3. The Rox have won five of their last six games.
The scoring began right away in the top of the first inning as Tinsman hit a two-run single into left field that put the Rox ahead 2-0.
They would double their lead in the top of the fourth inning when Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) blasted a two-run home run over the left field wall.
St. Cloud finished the game with three consecutive scoring innings. Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) lined an RBI-single to right field that scored Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) and extended the Rox lead to 5-1 in the top of the seventh inning.
Cam Kline (Minnesota State-Mankato) came into the game as a pinch-hitter and delivered with an RBI-single to right field that scored Smith from third base in the eighth inning.
The final two runs came in the top of the ninth inning as Barth blasted an RBI-single to center field and scored Ben Carew (Kent State) from third base. Tinsman would later score Barth from second base on a double to center field.
Carter Bosch (Georgetown) earned his second win of the season, allowing no earned runs over 5.2 innings pitched. Lucas Gather (California-Berkeley) and Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) both saw action out of the bullpen.
For the full box score from Thursday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud concludes the two-game road series with Bismarck at 7:35 p.m. from Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.
St. Cloud will be back at home on Sunday against the Willmar Stingers with a 4:05 p.m. first pitch time. It’s Books and Baseball Day presented by the Initiative Foundation and United Way. The first 200 families with a child five and under receive a book and will have the opportunity to read with the players on the field starting at 3:05 p.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. It’s also a Coborn’s Kids Day as children will have the chance to run the bases after the game and get autographs on the field from players and coaches.
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.