St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (19-6) responded in a big way on Sunday afternoon with a 12-5 win over Mankato (14-14) to snap a three-game losing streak.
With eight games remaining in the first half, St. Cloud holds a four-and-a-half game lead in the Great Plains West. The Rox could lock up the first-half title later this week if they continue to be successful on the diamond.
The Rox battled back-and-forth early in the game with the MoonDogs, getting a huge RBI triple from Ethan Mann (New Mexico State) to give the Rox a 2-1 lead in the first. In the second, Josh Cowden (BYU) took the lead back again with a two-RBI single.
St. Cloud pulled away in the fifth and sixth innings with three runs in each frame. In the fifth, Jack Steil (North Dakota State) doubled down the left-field line to start the rally and drive in a run for the Rox.
Ryan Jackson (Nevada) was a catalyst all day long for the Rox, doubling in the fifth inning and then drove in a run in the sixth. Jackson finished the day with three hits and reached base every time he came to the plate.
On the mound, Johnny Dow (Georgia State) got his fourth start of the season. Dow finished strong with back-to-back scoreless innings. Dow continually induced weak contact through his five innings of work.
For a full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud continues its three-game home stand on Monday with a match-up against the La Crosse Loggers. First pitch from the Rock Pile 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.