Koenig Strikes Out Ten as First Place Rox Sweep Larks

St. Cloud, MN– Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State) fanned 10 batters in seven innings pitched as St. Cloud (35-20) shutout Bismarck (26-30) 6-0 to sweep the Larks. The Rox now have a three-game lead in the Great Plains West Division over the Mankato MoonDogs and have won 12 of their last 14 games.

The scoreless game was broken in the third inning as Jordan Barth (Augustana) scored Daniel Montgomery Jr. (Southwestern) from third base to take a 1-0 lead.

Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) hit his first home run of the season in the fourth inning, a two-run blast to right field that extended St. Cloud’s lead to 3-0.

In the seventh inning, the Rox doubled their score and claimed a 6-0 lead. Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha), Zack Elliott (Minnesota) and Achecar each had an RBI hit.

Following Koenig on the mound, Riley Ahern (St. Cloud State) pitched the final two innings to finish the game. 

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

St. Cloud is home on Saturday, July 27th against the Thunder Bay Border Cats at 6:05 p.m. It’s the 30th Anniversary celebration of the classic movie Field of Dreams. Actor Dwier Brown, who plays John Kinsella in the film, will be at the game taking pictures and signing autographs with the fans. It’s presented by Stearns County Growers Association. 

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

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 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.