St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox announced today the organization has signed two additional players for the 2020 season. Those players include pitcher/infielder Sam Ireland (University of Minnesota) and infielder Logan Keller (University of Alabama).
Ireland is playing in his freshman season as a right-handed pitcher/infielder at the University of Minnesota. He has appeared in six games for the Gophers this season, including two appearances on the mound. In three innings pitched, Ireland has struck-out four batters. Prior to the University of Minnesota, the Highlands Ranch, Colorado native was twice named the Class 5A Player of the Year in Colorado. Prep Baseball Report rated him the top first baseman and number three overall player in the state of Colorado during his senior season.
Infielder Logan Keller will join the Rox following his freshman season at the University of Alabama. Out of high school, the Longwood, Florida native was ranked the 43rd best shortstop nationally and 35th overall player in Florida by Prep Baseball Report. In 2019, he earned first team all-conference honors and was named to the all-academic team every season during his high school career.
In total the Rox now have eleven players signed for the 2020 season. Field Manager Augie Rodriguez and the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the upcoming season.
|Will Anderson||Left-Handed Pitcher|
|Sam Ireland||Right-Handed Pitcher/Infielder|
|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. The Rox home opener is Friday, May 29 at 7:05 p.m., featuring post-game fireworks presented by Coborn’s. 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 All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, 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-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). 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.