Rox Hit Multiple Home Runs, Drop Close Game to Rochester
St. Cloud, MN– St. Cloud (41-26) hit multiple home runs, but dropped game one of the series to Rochester (36-33) by a score of 6-3. A crowd of over 2,000 fans attended the game. The Rox magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three games.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jack Kelly (Minnesota) drew a two-out walk. Garett Delano (Brown) followed with a two-run home run over the left field wall and tied the game at two.
Down 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha) drilled his second home run of the season with a solo shot to left field.
Alex Carrillo (Faulkner) started the game and struck out seven batters in 6.1 innings thrown. RJ Martinez (Minot State) and Max Rippl (Kent State) saw time out of the bullpen.
For the full box score from game Thursday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud looks to split the series against Rochester on Friday at 7:05 p.m. It’s Fan Appreciation Night presented by Texas Roadhouse as fans will receive great prizes throughout the game. There will be a post-game fireworks show.
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.