Achecar Drives in Five Runs, Rox Drop Close Game to Duluth
Duluth, MN – Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) drove in a season-high five runs, but St. Cloud dropped the series finale to Duluth 8-7. The Rox finish the first half of the season with a 20-15 record.
St. Cloud jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning. Achecar drilled a 3-run triple down the left field line and scored Gus Steiger (South Dakota State), Jordan Barth (Augustana) and Hance Smith (California-Berkeley).
The Rox extended their lead to 6-1 in the top of the second inning following three more runs. With the bases loaded, Barth was drilled by a pitch that brought home Zack Elliott (Minnesota). Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) later scored Brady Harlan (Oklahoma) on fielder’s choice. Achecar walked in the third run of the inning.
Achecar was at it again in the top of the fourth inning, this time crushing a double down the right field line that scored Smith.
Trae Robertson (Missouri) started the game for St. Cloud and pitched four innings. Drew Garrett (Johnson County CC), Justin Wick (Creighton), Blake Stelzer (Concordia-St. Paul) and Smith all saw action out of the bullpen.
For the full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
The Rox now travel to Canada to take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats in a two-game road series. First pitch from Port Arthur Stadium is scheduled for 6:05 central time on Wednesday.
St. Cloud will be back at home on Friday against Willmar with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time. There will be a post-game fireworks show as the Rox continue to celebrate Independence Day.
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.
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