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Published On: July 25th, 2019

St. Cloud, MN– Jordan Barth (Augustana) tied the Rox single season doubles record with 22 as St. Cloud (34-20) scored seven runs in the 7th inning to beat Bismarck (26-29) 12-10. Over 2,000 fans attended the game. The Rox have won 11 of their last 13 games.

Jack Kelly (Minnesota) scored the first run of the game in the first inning, hitting a single into left field that scored Jordan Barth (Augustana) from second base. The Rox led 1-0.

Down 2-1 in the third inning, St. Cloud scored four combined runs in the next two innings. Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) scored on an error, Barth scored on a double steal from third base and Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) singled up the middle and scored Garrett Delano (Brown). In the fourth inning, the Rox extended their lead to 5-2 following a solo home run from Barth.

In the seventh inning, St. Cloud trailed 10-5. The Rox responded by batting through their lineup and scoring seven runs. Down 10-9 in the inning, Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) hit a single and scored Zack Elliott (Minnesota) to tie the game. In the next at-bat, Daniel Montgomery Jr. (Southwestern) drilled a two-run single into left field that scored Ben Carew (Kent State) and Smith to give the Rox a 12-10 lead.

RJ Martinez (Minot State) started the game and struck out five batters in the no-decision. Trae Robertson (Missouri) and Joey Stock (St. Johns) saw time on the mound out of the bullpen. Justin Wick (Creighton) earned the win and Blake Stelzer notched the save after not allowing a hit in 1.2 innings pitched to end the game.

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

St. Cloud is home on Friday, July 26th against the Bismarck Larks at 7:05 p.m. It’s Friday Night Fireworks at the Rock Pile, presented by SC Times-LocaliQ.

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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