Eau Claire, WI – In walk-off fashion, St. Cloud (43-14) fell in the series opener with Eau Claire (23-33) on Monday night, but stayed five-and-a-half games up on the rest of the Northwoods League.
With Mankato losing on Monday, the Rox maintained their lead over the MoonDogs. St. Cloud still just needs eight wins out of its last eleven to lock up the best season by win percentage in Northwoods League history. For the full Northwoods League standings, click here.
It was a big night for the Rox bats, including newcomer Easton Waterman (Point Loma Nazarene). Waterman had three hits in his debut with St. Cloud including a solo home run in the seventh inning.
Jordan Barth (Augustana) had a big game for the second straight day. Barth hit his third home run of the season and brought in three total runs on the day. With eleven games remaining in the regular season, Barth is just nine hits away from breaking St. Cloud’s career hits record.
Just in front of Barth in the lineup, Bobby Goodloe (TCU) may have had his best game of the season. Goodloe had three hits on the day and drove in four runs to key the Rox’ offense to ten runs on the day.
For a full box score from Monday’s game, click here.
The Rox are off on Tuesday, but seven St. Cloud players will be traveling to La Crosse to participate in the Major League Dreams Showcase. St. Cloud is back in action on Wednesday night to complete the two-game series with Eau Claire. First pitch from Carson Park is scheduled for 6:35 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.