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Rox Shutout Mankato in Back-to-Back Games for Third Straight Win

St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (14-3) blanked Mankato (10-10) for the third straight time to take a 9-0 win on Saturday night at the Rock Pile.

The Rox scored almost all of their runs in the second inning, with an eight-run frame. Jack Steil (Nebraska) and Charlie Condon (Georgia) each singled to drive in a run for the Rox to help them take a 4-0 lead.

The rest of the damage in the inning came on one swing from Brady Prewitt (CSU-Pueblo). Prewitt’s first home run of the season was a grand slam over the left-field fence that helped the Rox pull away early.

Nathan Culley (Minnesota State-Mankato) made his third start of the season on Saturday and continued his dominance. Culley allowed no runs on just three hits in his five innings on the bump and struck out five MoonDogs batters.

The bullpen cleaned up with four scoreless frames out of Derek Lilledahl (Minnesota State-Mankato) and Carter Petron (Southwest Minnesota State). Petron stranded the bases loaded in the ninth to close out the Rox’ second straight shutout.

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

The Rox start a crucial two-game series with the Willmar Stingers on Sunday, starting on the road with first pitch scheduled for 5:05 pm from Bill Taunton Stadium. St. Cloud returns to the Rock Pile on Monday to face the Stingers at 7:05 pm.

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.

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