Rox Rally Late to Extend Winning Streak to Nine, Stay Undefeated

St. Cloud, MN – In a low-scoring game late into the night, St. Cloud (9-0) scored three runs in the seventh to finish off a sweep of Bismarck (3-5) on Thursday.

Neither team scored into the seventh inning as the Rox relied on starting pitcher Nathan Culley (Minnesota State-Mankato) to keep the game scoreless. Culley turned in a second straight quality start, allowing just one run in six-and-two-thirds innings on the mound, striking out five.

After Bismarck rallied for a run in the seventh, the Rox rallied to take their first lead of the game in the bottom of the inning. Ryan Jackson (Nevada) came in as a pinch runner and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.

Then, John Nett (St. Cloud State) came in to take the lead on a sacrifice fly from Trevor Austin (Mercer). Nett finished the series with five hits in seven chances.

The final run came across as Ethan Mann (New Mexico St.) singled to right-center to drive in Albert Choi (NJIT).

Choi finished the game with three hits, including a huge bunt single in the seventh that helped the Rox start the rally in the seventh. In just three games with the Rox, he has already recorded six hits.

In the ninth, Chase Grillo (Washington State) closed out the victory, retiring three straight Larks. Grillo has already recorded three saves through the first nine games of the year.

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

St. Cloud continues its five-game homestand with on Friday night, starting a series with the Duluth Huskies. First pitch from Joe Faber Field is scheduled for 7:05 pm with a fireworks show scheduled after the game.

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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