St. Cloud, MN – On Tuesday night, Waterloo (12-4) pulled away late to beat St. Cloud (8-6), 9-0, as the Rox finished their week-long homestand at 5-2.
Benny Roebuck (Kent State) started off the game with three solid innings as he only allowed two earned runs and struck out three in his second start of the season. His Kent State teammate, Max Rippl, also appeared in Tuesday night’s game, striking out three Bucks in two and two-thirds innings on the mound.
A new face was seen by the Rox faithful on Tuesday as Hunter Dollander (Georgia-Gwinnett) made his debut for St. Cloud. Dollander pitched the fourth and the fifth, allowing just one run on three hits.
Offensively, the Rox bats couldn’t scratch a run across, but Nate Stevens (Johnson County Community College) added a hit to push his average above .250 on the season. Stevens has hits in seven of his last eight games.
Caleb Ricketts (San Diego) continued to roll at the plate in his fourth game with St. Cloud. Ricketts hit away from the defensive shift for his fifth hit of the season in the seventh inning on Tuesday.
For a full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
The Rox have Wednesday off before making the trip to Rochester for two games on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s first pitch will be at 6:35 pm at Mayo Field.
After two games against the Honkers, St. Cloud will be back at Joe Faber Field for six games in five days at home, starting with the Minnesota Mudpuppies on Saturday.
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.