Rox Sweep Honkers, Now Sit 30 Games over .500

Rochester, MN – St. Cloud (43-13) won its sixth straight game on Sunday and started off the weeklong road trip strong with a 6-2 victory over Rochester (26-29).

The Rox are now 30 games over .500 with the victory and sit five-and-a-half games ahead of Mankato for the best record in the Northwoods League. St. Cloud is eight wins away from clinching the best record by winning percentage in league history. For the full Northwoods League standings, click here.

Noah Myhre (Minot State) bounced back in his third start of the season, throwing a season-long six and two-thirds innings. Myhre allowed just two earned runs on four hits while earning the victory.

The only other pitcher on the night for the Rox was Andrew Morones (San Joaquin Delta), who recorded seven outs to earn his seventh save of the season. Morones struck out three batters to close out the win.

Offensively, Andrew Pinckney (Alabama) doubled for the second straight day and brought in a run. Pinckney had three RBI’s in the series against the Honkers and sits third on the team with 28 on the season.

Jordan Barth (Augustana) had another huge day at the plate, doubling twice and bringing in two runs. Barth already broke the Rox’ all-time RBI record and is now just 11 hits away from breaking the record for hits in a career as well.

For a full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.

The Rox continue their seven-game road trip in Eau Claire on Monday for the start of a two-game series with the Express. First pitch from Carson Park is scheduled for 6:35 pm. St. Cloud will return home to Joe Faber Field on Monday, August 9.

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.

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