Waterloo, IA – The Rox (1-0) picked up where they left off after a historic 2021 season with an 8-4 win over Waterloo (0-1) on opening day.
The game was tied entering the third inning, but Charlie Condon (Georgia) changed that with one swing of the bat, launching a three-run homer over the left-center field fence. Condon would double as well in the game, finishing 2-6 in his Rox debut.
All nine Rox batters would reach base on Monday with contributions coming from up and down the order. Josh Cowden (BYU) tallied three hits in his first game of the year, including a triple that led off St. Cloud’s big third inning.
Blake Falor (Francis Marion) was a catalyst on both sides for the Rox, making a run-saving catch at shortstop in the first before driving in two runs at the plate.
On the mound, Hunter Day (Northern Iowa Area CC) had a stellar appearance as the opening day starter. Day threw six innings, allowing just one run on three hits to help the Rox out to their early lead.
Later on, Zane Badmaev (Tarleton State) would come out of the bullpen to get the Rox out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh and toss a scoreless eighth. Derek Lilledahl (Minnesota State-Mankato) closed the door in the ninth to finish off the opening day win.
For a full box score from Monday’s game, click here.
The Rox finish their two game series against the Bucks on Tuesday with a 6:35 pm first pitch from Waterloo. St. Cloud’s home opener is scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday against the Minnesota Mud Puppies with post game fireworks at Joe Faber Field.
For the full 2022 Rox schedule, click here. The 2022 season is presented by Fleet Farm. For more information regarding this release, season tickets and partial season ticket packages for the 2022 season including Kwik Trip 7-Game Packs, please contact the Rox office at 320-240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com.
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’ 28th 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.