St. Cloud Crushes Waterloo in Series Finale
Waterloo, IA– Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) drove in five runs as St. Cloud (33-20) beat Waterloo (27-27) by a score of 16-6 in the series finale at Riverfront Stadium. Each hitter in the lineup recorded at least one hit. The Rox have won 10 of their last 12 games.
In the top of the first inning, St. Cloud scored 10 runs off of 9 hits. Two of the highlights from the inning was Smith blasting his second grand slam of the season. In his first start with the Rox, Luke Ira (South Dakota State) hit a two-run single.
In the fourth inning, Smith lined a single to center field and scored Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) to give the Rox an 11-2 lead.
St. Cloud added two more runs in the sixth inning. Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha) blasted a double to center field and scored Achecar. Smejkal later scored on a wild pitch and extended the lead to 13-5.
The Rox added three more runs in the ninth inning. Jordan Barth (Augustana) doubled to left field and scored Smith from third base. Garrett Delano (Brown) followed in the next at-bat, hitting a two-run double to left field.
Alex Carrillo (Faulkner) earned the win on the mound, throwing five innings. Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) pitched three innings out of the bullpen and Justin Wick (Creighton) threw the ninth inning.
For the full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud is back home on Thursday, July 24th against the Bismarck Larks at 7:05 p.m. It’s Mental Health Awareness Night presented by Marco Technologies. The Rox will be wearing special jerseys that will be sold through an online auction with the proceeds going to CentraCare’s Suicide Prevention Program. Text ROX to 555888 to bid on them now. Plus, National Entertainment Act and America’s Biggest Ballpark Prankster BirdZerk is back to entertain the crowd.
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.