St. Cloud Falls Just Short in Game One of Doubleheader

Rochester, MN– Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) drove in two runs, but St. Cloud (23-19) dropped game one of the doubleheader to Rochester (23-20) by a score of 3-2.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning, Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) and Brett Bonar (Nebraska-Omaha) both drew walks. Smith then crushed a 2-run double to right field that gave St. Cloud a 2-1 lead.

Down 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning, the Rox were able to load the bases after Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) and Brett Bonar (Nebraska-Omaha) both were hit by a pitch and Brady Harlan (Oklahoma) walked. The rally fell just short soon after.

Lucas Gather (California-Berkeley) got the start on the mound for the Rox. He was followed by Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest), RJ Martinez (Minot State) and Pedro Garcia (Georgia Gwinnett College) out of the bullpen.

For the full box score from game one of the doubleheader on Wednesday, 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.

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