Waterloo, IA – St. Cloud (33-12) tied the game late against Waterloo (28-18), but gave up two eighth-inning runs to eventually fall 4-2 on Saturday evening.
The Rox still hold the best record in the Northwoods League after Saturday’s action and are two games up in the second-half in the Great Plains West with a record of 9-4. For the full Northwoods League Standings, click here.
Andrew Pinckney (Alabama) started the Rox’ scoring with an RBI single in the third inning. Pinckney was one of just two Rox batters with multiple hits tonight. The other was Nick Yovetich (San Francisco), who doubled twice during the game.
Hunter Dollander (Georgia-Gwinnett) only went three innings on the mound, but allowed just one run on two hits in another successful start. Dollander will represent the Rox during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Mankato.
Nick Penick (St. John’s University) made his debut performance and at one point retired 12 consecutive Waterloo batters. Penick was phenomenal until running out of steam in the eighth inning.
For a full box score from Friday’s game, click here.
The Rox will finish off the two-game set with the Bucks on Sunday afternoon from Riverfront Stadium. First pitch from Waterloo is scheduled for 4:05 pm. The Rox return home to the Rock Pile after the all-star break to start a four-game homestand on Thursday, July 22.
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.