Rox Rally Late, Fall Just Short to Mankato
Mankato, MN– St. Cloud (41-25) scored four runs in the seventh inning, but fell 6-4 to Mankato (34-34) in the series finale. The Rox and MoonDogs each recorded 10 hits at the plate.
Down 6-0 in the seventh inning, the Rox rallied and scored four runs. Jordan Barth (Augustana) scored Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha) on a ground out to put St. Cloud on the board. With two outs, Garett Delano (Brown) lined a two-run single down the right field line that brought home Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) and Daniel Montgomery Jr. (Southwestern). Jack Kelly (Minnesota) followed with an RBI double to center field.
Blake Flint (St. Cloud State) started the game and tossed 3.2 innings. Justin Wick (Creighton) threw 2.1 innings and struck out two batters. Blake Stelzer (Concordia-St. Paul) pitched the final two innings.
For the full box score from game Wednesday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud returns home against Rochester on Thursday, August 8th at 7:05 p.m. It’s Media Madness Bobblehead Bracket Night presented by Capital One. It’s also Polka Night as a band will be playing outside the ballpark at 5:45 p.m.
All single games tickets can be purchased 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.