Dotzler Shines on the Mound as St. Cloud Sweeps Mankato
Mankato, MN– Ben Dotzler (Creighton) tossed 6.2 innings on the mound and claimed his second win of the season as St. Cloud (26-18) beat Mankato by a score of 5-1. The Rox held the MoonDogs to a combined two runs in the two game series.
Garrett Delano (Brown) got the scoring started in the first inning, blasting a double down the left field line that scored Hance Smith (California-Berkeley).
With the game tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, Brendan Tinsman (Wake Forest) singled and scored Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio). Brett Bonar (Nebraska-Omaha) later delivered on a double that scored Tinsman and put the Rox ahead 3-1.
In the eighth inning, Jordan Barth (Augustana) blasted a solo home run to left field. It was his second of the season.
The Rox added one more run in the ninth inning as Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) singled and scored Bonar.
Following Dotzler’s strong start, Pedro Garcia (Georgia Gwinnett College) pitched 2.1 innings and earned the save. He struck out three batters.
For the full box score from Thursday’s game, click here.
The Rox open a three-game road series against the Bismarck Larks. They’ll play a doubleheader on Saturday at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
St. Cloud returns home on Thursday, July 18th against the Bismarck Larks at 7:05 p.m. It’s Summertime St. Patty’s Night presented by Grain Belt Premium.
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.