Rox Continue Undefeated Start Behind Cowden’s Big Eighth Inning

La Crosse, WI – St. Cloud (3-0) pulled away from La Crosse (1-2) late with eight runs in the eighth inning to take a 16-6 win on Wednesday night.

Josh Cowden (BYU) built on his torrid start to the season in the eighth with a solo home run to lead off the inning. Cowden would follow that up with a second home run in the same inning, this time, a grand slam over the right field fence.

Another early standout for the Rox, Charlie Condon (Georgia), drove in two more runs earlier on in the game. Condon now has 7 RBI’s in the first three games of the summer.

Brady Prewitt (CSU-Pueblo) also had a solid night at the plate. After driving in three runs in the first two games against Waterloo, Prewitt added two more RBI’s in the opener against La Crosse.

Returner, Nathan Culley (Minnesota State-Mankato), started on the bump for the Rox and picked up right where he left off last summer. Culley threw six solid innings, allowing just two runs and striking out seven Loggers batters.

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

The Rox finish their series against the Loggers and the four-game road trip on Thursday in La Crosse. First pitch from Copeland Park is at 6:35 pm. 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 theApple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.

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