Rox Clinch Playoff Berth During Game Two of Doubleheader, Plays at Home Monday
Thunder Bay, ON– During the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday against Thunder Bay, St. Cloud (42-28) clinched the second half title of the Great Plains West Division after Mankato lost to Rochester. St. Cloud will play Willmar on Monday at the Rock Pile with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time. To order tickets for Monday’s game, click this link.
After winning game one of the doubleheader 4-0, the Rox dropped game two by a final score of 7-3. All three runs came in the fifth inning, beginning with a groundout from Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) that scored Zack Elliott (Minnesota). Garett Delano (Brown) scored Ben Carew (Kent State) from third base on a sac-fly to center field. Parker Smejkal (Nebraska-Omaha) later singled to bring home Jordan Barth (Augustana).
Trae Robertson (Missouri) started the game on the mound for the Rox. Justin Wick (Creighton), Joey Stock (St. John’s) and Drew Garrett (Johnson County CC) all saw time out of the bullpen.
For the box score from game two of the doubleheader against Thunder Bay, click here.
The Rox conclude the three-game series with the Border Cats on Sunday with a 12:35 p.m. first pitch time.
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.