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Rox Add Two Players with Ties to Area, University of Minnesota

St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox announced today the organization has signed two additional players for the 2020 season with ties to St. Michael-Albertville High School and University of Minnesota. Those players include catcher Cody Kelly and left-handed pitcher Will Anderson.

Kelly, a current senior catcher at St. Michael-Albertville High School, has committed to University of Minnesota for the 2021 season. In 96 career high school games, he has a .466 batting average, 77 runs scored, and 111 runs batted in, which is currently ninth in state history. Entering his senior season, Kelly is a two-time First Team All-State selection and the top ranked catcher in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report. He will join his brother Jack (University of Minnesota) on the Rox roster this season.

Another St. Michael native, left-handed pitcher Will Anderson, will join the Rox this year following his freshman season at University of Minnesota. In 2019 he was a Mr. Baseball Award finalist while being ranked as the third best pitcher and seventh best overall player in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report. During his senior season at St. Michael-Albertville High School Anderson struck out 68 batters in 47 innings and led the state in wins.

“This is an exciting time for the St. Michael-Albertville area. Having three outstanding players (Cody Kelly, Jack Kelly and Will Anderson) in a Rox uniform from the St. Michael-Albertville area this summer is something I’m sure the entire area will rally around and be proud of,” said Rox Vice-President Scott Schreiner. “To play in a league that has had over 230 players go on and play major league baseball and have three guys from the same high school on the same team is extremely unique to our league. It says a lot about the baseball program at St. Michael-Albertville.”

In total the Rox now have nine players signed for the 2020 season. Field Manager Augie Rodriguez and the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the upcoming season.

Name Position
Will Anderson Left-Handed Pitcher
Jordan Barth Infielder
Tyler Finke Infielder/Outfielder
Cody Kelly Catcher
Jack Kelly Catcher
Cam Kline Right-Handed Pitcher
Trevor Koenig Left-Handed Pitcher
RJ Martinez Left-Handed Pitcher
Blake Stelzer Right-Handed Pitcher

 

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.