Rox Lose Opener to Stingers, Complete Winning Homestand Over Weekend

St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (10-2) brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Willmar (7-6) on Sunday.

John Nett (St. Cloud State) continued his great week at the Rock Pile, hitting the first home run of the season at Joe Faber Field. Nett finished the day with two hits and drove in the Rox lone run.

To start the day, Joe Battaglia (Southern) received the ball for the second straight Sunday. Battaglia made it through six innings, allowing just two runs to keep the Rox in the game into the late innings.

Zane Badmaev (Tarleton State) was the only other Rox pitcher to see the mound on Sunday. Badmaev threw two perfect innings and the only blemish on his line was a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning.

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

The Rox finish their five-game homestand at 3-2 and now head on the road to finish the series with Willmar. First pitch on Monday from Bill Taunton Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 pm. St. Cloud returns to the Rock Pile on Saturday for a game against the Mankato MoonDogs.

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

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