St. Cloud, MN – Trailing by seven early, St. Cloud (37-13) battled back to tie the game, but ultimately fell in a 12-7 loss to Mankato (35-16).
The Rox still hold the best record in the Northwoods League, maintaining their two-and-a-half game advantage over the MoonDogs that they entered the weekend with. For the full Northwoods League standings, click here.
The Rox scored all seven of their runs in the fourth inning, batting around to tie the game up. Bobby Goodloe (TCU) bookended the inning by knocking in the first and seventh runs of the frame. Goodloe finished the day with three hits to lead the Rox.
Out of the bullpen, Joe Battaglia (Southern University) picked up for the slack for the Rox after having to enter in the second inning. In his best outing of the season, Battaglia threw over five innings and at one point retired 11 straight batters to help the Rox get back into the game.
For a full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.
The Rox are back in action on Monday as St. Cloud travels to face La Crosse at Copeland Park. First pitch with the Loggers is scheduled for 6:35 pm. St. Cloud is back at Joe Faber Field on Thursday, July 29 to start a three-game homestand.
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.