St. Cloud, MN– The 2020 St. Cloud Rox roster has been finalized for the upcoming season that begins on Wednesday, July 1st.
The roster features 12 returning players from the 2019 Rox squad that won over 40 games and claimed the second-half championship of the Great Plains West Division. Last season’s Rox MVP Jordan Barth (Augustana), a Rocori High School graduate, comes back for his second season with the team. He set five single-season franchise records in 2019 that included hits (99), doubles (25), total bases (144), extra-base hits (32) and games played (73).
Also returning to the Rox are two important pitchers from the 2019 season in Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State) and RJ Martinez (Minot State). Koenig, who was a midseason and postseason Northwoods League All-Star, was named the team’s Pitcher of the Year following a dominant season on the mound. The St. Cloud product tied the Rox single-season win record with seven and had a 1.35 ERA, one of the best in the entire Northwoods League. Martinez, who tied with Koenig for a team-high 51 strikeouts, won six starts a season ago and was a midseason and postseason Northwoods League All-Star.
Garett Delano (Mercer) will also be back with the Rox for this season following a tremendous 2019 campaign. The primary clean-up hitter in 2019 hit .320 and set a new franchise single-season record for RBIs after driving in 51 of them.
Jack Kelly (Minnesota), who was named to the Major League Dream’s Showcase team a season ago, returns to the Rox for 2020. He’ll be alongside four of his Golden Gopher teammates in Sam Ireland, Will Anderson, Trent Schoeberl and his brother, Cody Kelly.
2020 Rox Roster
Luke Albright RHP Kent State
Will Anderson RHP Minnesota
Jordan Barth INF Augustana
Landen Bourassa RHP San Francisco
Kevin Davis RHP USC-Upstate
Garett Delano OF/RHP Mercer
Nick DeSalvo RHP LIU-Brooklyn
Tyler Finke INF Southeastern Louisiana
Josh Gainer RHP LIU-Brooklyn
Tyson Heaton RHP BYU
Sam Ireland OF/RHP Minnesota
Cody Kelly INF Minnesota
Jack Kelly INF Minnesota
Trevor Koenig LHP St. Cloud State
Kodie Kolden INF Washington State
Nick Marinconz INF Cal Poly
RJ Martinez LHP Minot State
Zane Mills RHP Washington State
Collin Montez OF Washington State
Noah Myhre RHP Minot State
Ben Norman OF Iowa
Nate Peterson LHP Oklahoma State
Andrew Pintar INF/RHP BYU
Nate Rombach INF Texas Tech
Luke Roscam INF Nebraska
Trent Schoeberl RHP Minnesota
Gabriel Sequeira LHP Texas-Wesleyan
Justin Simanek RHP Southeastern-Louisiana
Blake Stelzer RHP Concordia-St. Paul
Joey Stock RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Logan Thomas INF Eastern Kentucky
Brandon White RHP Washington State
Justin Wick LHP Creighton
For a complete look at the entire 2020 St. Cloud Rox roster, please visit our website.
If you would like more information on tickets for the 2020 season, or more information regarding this press release please contact the Rox front office at 320-240-9798 or visit 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