St. Cloud, MN – After two straight comeback wins, St. Cloud (5-4) left no doubt on Thursday night, beating Duluth (3-8) in a blowout, 11-5.
On throwback Thursday night at the park, with the players wearing vintage jerseys, the Rox claimed their first three-game winning streak of the 2021 summer. This is also the first time that St. Cloud has climbed above .500 on the season.
The Rox posted their eleven runs with a combination of offensive production and taking advantage of Duluth’s mistakes. St. Cloud posted 11 hits on the day, tying a season-high, but also took advantage of 14 walks and five errors from Duluth’s pitching to stack up the season-high 11 scores.
Cody Kelly (Minnesota) led the way with a two-RBI single early to put the Rox up 4-3. He drew four walks in his final four at-bats, totaling five appearances on the base path and driving in three runs against the Huskies.
It was also another big game for Tyson Fisher (Dixie State), who extended his team lead in RBI’s after he doubled to bring in the Rox final run of the night. After his 2-for-5 day today, Fisher is now hitting .300 with eight RBI’s this summer.
Eight of the nine batters in the Rox order recorded a hit for the second time this season and everybody in the lineup reached base as St. Cloud went through the batting order nearly six times.
On the mound, the Rox sent a trio of hurlers out and all three had success. Bryce Robison (BYU) started the game and went five innings and got the win, allowing just three earned runs with four strikeouts.
Austin Schneider (Texas at Tyler) and Max Rippl (Kent State) came out of the bullpen and finished off the game with four combined innings. The relievers allowed just one run on two hits and closed out the Rox third win over the Huskies this summer.
For a full box score from tonight’s game, click here.
The Rox continue their seven-game homestand on Friday night and conclude the two-game series with the Huskies. First pitch is at 7:05 pm from Joe Faber Field. Following Friday’s game, St. Cloud will welcome the Eau Claire Express to town for the weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday.
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’ 27th 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 250 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 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). 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.