Mankato, MN – After winning the long opening game of the doubleheader, St. Cloud (32-10) couldn’t get the bats going in the nightcap in a 4-0 loss to Mankato (30-13).
Riley Cornelio (TCU) had his best outing of the season as Wednesday night’s starting pitcher, allowing just one run on one hit in his five innings of work. Cornelio struck out nine MoonDogs during his time on the bump in game two.
The Rox’ bats had a hard time heating up in the second game of the doubleheader, recording just two hits. Jordan Barth (Augustana) had a hit in the first inning, bringing his total on the day up to four leading the team.
Joe Battaglia (Southern University) came in late and cleaned up for the Rox, pitching two and two-thirds innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits and gave the bats a chance in the ninth inning.
For a full box score from Wednesday’s first game, click here.
St. Cloud still sits at the top of the Northwoods League Standings after the doubleheader and maintained the two-and-a-half game advantage over Mankato this season. For the full Northwoods League standings, click here.
The Rox return home for a two-game series against the Bismarck Larks over the next two days. First pitch from Joe Faber Field is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
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.