Rox Stay Undefeated In Front of Sold Out Crowd at Home Opener

St. Cloud, MN – With the home crowd in full effect, St. Cloud (5-0) stayed perfect in 2022 with a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Mud Puppies (1-2) on Friday night.

Janzen Keisel (BYU) was fantastic on the mound in his first appearance of the summer, tossing five no-hit innings and striking out ten batters. Keisel struck out eight of the first ten batters he faced in the game.

The Rox’ bats backed up Keisel with two early runs. Jack Steil (Nebraska) and Trevor Austin (Mercer) each cashed in RBI singles in the bottom of the first. Austin finished the day with two hits and two RBI’s in his St. Cloud debut.

John Nett (St. Cloud State) also had a strong day in his return to Joe Faber Field. Nett had three hits and scored two runs to help the Rox to the victory.

The Rox used three relievers to close out the victory, including two Georgia State pitchers, Chad Treadway and Rafael Acosta. Treadway tossed a scoreless sixth inning while Acosta cleaned up a few jams in the seventh and eighth.

Chase Grillo (Washington State) came in to close it out, sending the Mud Puppies down in order to secure the victory.

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

The Rox will take Saturday off before returning to action against Mankato on Sunday from the Rock Pile. First pitch with the Moon Dogs is scheduled for 4:05 pm 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 te

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