St. Cloud Falls Just Short to Rochester at the Rock Pile
St. Cloud, MN– Jordan Barth (Augustana) recorded three hits at the plate, but St. Cloud (23-18) dropped the series opener to Rochester (22-20) by a score of 3-1. The Rox outhit the Honkers 9-8.
Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the second inning, Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) was hit by a pitch as the leadoff hitter. In the next at-bat, Jack Kelly (Northwestern) crushed an RBI-double down the left field line that scored Stephens from first base.
Ben Carew (Kent State), Hance Smith (California-Berkeley), Garrett Delano (Brown), Barth, Stephens and Kelly all recorded at least one base hit.
Trae Robertson started the game and tossed five innings. Justin Wick (Creighton) and Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) both threw two innings out of the bullpen..
For the full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud returns home on Thursday, July 11th against the Mankato MoonDogs at 7:05 p.m. Dueling Duo-Dueling Pianos will be entertaining the crowd throughout the game presented by PreferredOne.
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.