Rox Pitcher of the Year, Team MVP Both Set to Return for 2020 Season
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox announced today that the organization will be returning two key members from the 2019 season. The players are 2019 Rox Pitcher of the Year Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State University) and 2019 Team Most Valuable Player Jordan Barth (Augustana University).
“Jordan and Trevor’s stats from last season don’t lie, they were fantastic,” Rox Vice-President and Co-Owner Scott Schreiner said. “We are extremely excited to have two of our leaders back. They are both great players to build a roster around for this upcoming season.”
Koenig, a junior left-handed pitcher at St. Cloud State University, returns to the Rox following the 2019 season where he was selected as a Midseason and Postseason Northwoods League All-Star. He made 10 regular season starts on the mound while posting a 1.35 earned run average. Koenig tied the Rox single season record for wins with a 7-2 record in 60 innings pitched. The St. Cloud native was drafted in the 40th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers before electing to attend St. Cloud State University.
Barth is a junior infielder at Augustana University returning following the 2019 season where he was selected to the Postseason Northwoods League All-Star team. He appeared in 71 regular season games while leading the team with a .323 batting average. The Cold Spring native set numerous Rox single season records including hits (99), doubles (25), extra base hits (32), total bases (144) and runs scored (54).
Rox Field Manager Augie Rodriguez and the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the 2020 season.
The Rox will open their ninth season of Northwoods League baseball in 2020. For more information regarding this release, season tickets and partial season ticket packages for the 2020 season including Kwik Trip 7-Game Packs, please contact the Rox front office at 320-240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com.
The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.