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Published On: July 20th, 2019

St. Cloud, MN– Jack Kelly (Minnesota) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eleventh inning as St. Cloud (31-19) beat Duluth (23-28) by a score of 2-1. The Rox have won eight of their last nine games and continue to lead the Great Plains West Division.

With the game scoreless in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jordan Barth (Augustana) hit a single to left field and scored Ben Carew (Kent State) from second base. The Rox went ahead 1-0.

The Huskies tied the game 1-1 in the eighth inning off of a bunt squeeze from Lance Ford. The game would remain tied going into extra innings.

In the bottom of the eleventh inning, Garrett Delano (Brown) automatically started on second base due to the International Tiebreaker Rules applied by the Northwoods League this season. Kelly chopped a single over the first baseman’s head and scored Delano to win the game.

Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State) started the game and pitched five innings of scoreless baseball. Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) pitched three innings. Blake Stelzer (Concordia-St. Paul) pitched the final three innings, striking out five batters and not allowing a hit in the win.

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

St. Cloud is back home on Sunday, July 21st against the Duluth Huskies at 4:05 p.m. It’s Team Poster Giveaway Night presented by Rengel Printing and Bulldog Photo to the first 1,500 fans. In addition, it’s also a Coborn’s Kids Day as children will have the opportunity to run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.

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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