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St. Cloud Wins Seventh Consecutive Game

St. Cloud, MN– St. Cloud (30-18) scored all seven runs in the fifth inning and defeated Bismarck (23-26) by a score of 7-3 at the Rock Pile. The Rox have won seven games in a row, tied for their longest win streak of the season.

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Rox went through eleven hitters and plated seven runs. Ben Carew (Kent State) hit a two-run double into the gap in left field and scored Jack Kelly (Northwestern) and Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) to get the scoring started. Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) tied the game in the next at-bat on an RBI-single that scored Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha).

Gus Steiger gave the Rox the lead n in the next at-bat, as he drilled an RBI-double that scored Carew. That set up Garrett Delano (Brown), who extended the lead and the inning with a two-run double. Kelly later singled and scored Delano to finish off the seven-run inning.

RJ Martinez (Minot State) pitched six innings and struck out six batters. He notched his sixth win of the season. Alex Carillo (Faulkner) pitched the seventh inning and Pedro Garcia (Georgia Gwinnett College) tossed the eighth and ninth innings.

For the full box score from Thursday’s game, click here.

St. Cloud returns home on Friday, July 19th against the Bismarck Larks at 7:05 p.m. There will be a post-game fireworks show presented by Cornerstone Buffet and Restaurant. 

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.

 

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