La Crosse, WI – St. Cloud (39-13) pulled ahead early en route to its seventh win of the season over La Crosse (20-34), a 9-3 victory on Tuesday evening.
The Rox got the bats going early in the second inning to take the lead. After an error allowed St. Cloud to get on the board, Andrew Pinckney (Alabama) broke the game open with a two-RBI double down the left-field line. Pinckney finished the day with two hits, two RBI’s and came around to score once.
Nick Yovetich (San Francisco) had a big day as well, posting three hits and driving in three runs. Yovetich came through with a clutch two-out hit in the ninth inning to extend the Rox lead to six in the final frame.
It was another solid start for Hunter Dollander (Georgia-Gwinnett) who pitched five innings, only allowing two runs in his final frame on the mound. Dollander has only allowed five earned runs in 34 innings pitched this season.
Connor Barison (Washington State) finished out the game on the mound, retiring six of the seven batters he faced. The Rox completed their third sweep of La Crosse this season as Barison sealed the victory.
For a full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud extended its advantage over Mankato for the best record in the Northwoods League with the win and the MoonDogs’ loss to Duluth. The Rox are three-and-a-half games ahead of the Mankato. For the full Northwoods League standings, click here.
After Wednesday’s league-wide off day, St. Cloud will return home to the Rock Pile to start a three-game homestand on Thursday, July 29. First pitch of the opener against the Eau Claire Express is scheduled for 7:05 pm from Joe Faber Field.
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.