Bismarck, ND– Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) drove in two runs for the second game in a row, but St. Cloud (23-17) dropped the series opener to Bismarck by a score of 9-4.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Rox pushed two runs across in the third inning. Jordan Barth (Augustana) hit an RBI-single into left field and scored Zack Elliott (Minnesota). In the next at-bat, Garrett Delano (Brown) scored Ben Carew (Kent State) on a sac-fly RBI to center field.
In the ninth inning, Steiger blooped a 2-run double into right field and scored Carew and Barth.
Riley Ahern (St. Cloud State) started the game and tossed four innings. Blake Stelzer (Concordia-St. Paul), Delano and Max Rippl (Kent State) all saw action on the mound in that order.
For the full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.
The Rox conclude the two-game road series against Bismarck on Monday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time.
St. Cloud returns home on Tuesday, July 9 against Rochester at 7:05 p.m. Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act will be performing throughout the game presented by Brandl Motors. It’s also Rox Baseball Cap Giveaway presented by Franklin Graphics to the first 250 fans.
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.