Rox Drop Series Opener to Mankato in Front of Large Crowd
St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (19-13) fell in the series opener against Mankato by a final score of 4-0. Over 2,000 fans attended the game at the Rock Pile.
Cam Kline (Minnesota State-Mankato) gave the Rox a great start on the mound, pitching seven innings and striking out five batters.
The Rox were able to load the bases in the eighth inning following a single from Brady Harlan (Oklahoma) and two consecutive hit by pitches to Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) and Jordan Barth (Augustana).
Seven of the nine batters in the lineup were able to record base hits. Garrett Delano (Brown), Hance Smith (California-Berkeley), Ben Carew (Kent State), Harlan, Stephens and Barth all recorded one hit. Brendan Tinsman (Wake Forest) had two base hits.
Justin Wick (Creighton) and Max Rippl (Kent State) both saw action out of the bullpen.
For the full box score from Saturday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud will be back at home on Sunday against the Mankato MoonDogs with a 4:05 p.m. first pitch. It’s Baseball Giveaway presented by Sentry Bank to the first 300 fans fourteen and under. It’s also Friends and Family Deal presented by Taco John’s. Four general admission tickets, four Rox hats and four Taco John’s combo meals are available for just $40 dollars. Sunday is also a Coborn’s Kids Day as children will have the chance to run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.
All single games tickets 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.