Rox Win Sixth Straight Game, Win 17th Game of the Year
St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (17-3) took down Eau Claire (13-8) in their first match-up of the season, 6-3, to win its sixth consecutive game and still hold the best record in the Great Plains.
The Rox bats slowly, but surely, put runs on the board all night long. Dawson Martin (Nevada) started the scoring for St. Cloud in the second inning with an RBI double to right-center. Martin finished the day with two hits, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
Will Worthington (San Diego) also had a strong day at the plate in his first game playing at the Rock Pile. Worthington had two crucial RBI singles, including one late in the game to add more insurance to the Rox lead.
The Rox got another solid start out of Joe Battaglia (Southern) on the mound. He went five innings, giving up just two runs, and earned his second win of the summer. Joe Brandon (Georgia State) followed him out of the bullpen with two shutout innings of his own.
In the ninth, Chase Grillo (Washington State) came out for the second straight night and earned his Northwoods League-leading seventh save of the summer. Grillo struck out two before inducing a game-ending groundout.
For a full box score from Tuesday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud finishes its two-game series against the Express on Wednesday night from the Rock Pile, looking for a third consecutive sweep. First pitch from Joe Faber Field is scheduled for 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.
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.