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Rox Knock Off Bucks Following Big Offensive Night

St. Cloud, MN – Tyler Finke (Southeastern Louisiana) and Garett Delano (Mercer) both hit their first home run of the season as St. Cloud (6-6) beat Waterloo (9-6) on Friday night.

Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, Sam Ireland (Minnesota) scored Jordan Barth (Augustana) on a sac-fly that tied the game. It’s now two games in a row that Ireland has recorded an RBI.

The Rox then pushed three runs across in the fifth inning. Finke crushed his first home run of his Rox career to left field, a two-run shot that gave St. Cloud a 3-1 lead. Barth would later score Andrew Pintar (BYU) on a sac-fly in the inning.

Leading 4-2 in the eighth inning, Delano got an opportunity to pinch hit. He delivered with a two-run home run that hit off the left field scoreboard at Joe Faber Field.

Zane Mills (Washington State) got the start for the Rox and gave up one run over four innings pitched. Brandon White (Washington State) earned the win after tossing one inning. Justin Wick (Creighton) pitched parts of the sixth inning. Justin Kelly (Utah) earned the save after throwing the final four innings and giving up just one hit.

For the full box score from Friday’s game, click here.

The Rox will play host to the Rochester Honkers (3-7) on Saturday at 6:05 pm and on Sunday at 4:05 pm. It will be the first time the two teams have played since July 3rd.

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.