Rox Battle Back To Beat Eau Claire, Win 7th Straight Game

St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (25-6) rallied from three runs down to take an 8-7 win over Eau Claire (17-15) and has now won its last seven games.

Jack Steil (Nebraska) had a big game to help the Rox complete their comeback. Steil doubled in the bottom of the second to help St. Cloud answer the four runs from Eau Claire in the top of the inning. Then, he drove in two runs in the fourth to give the Rox the lead back.

The top of the order also came through big for the Rox as John Nett (St. Cloud State) and Trevor Austin (Mercer) each recorded two early hits. Nett and Austin combined to score five of the Rox’ eight runs on Saturday.

The Rox relied on the bullpen for eight innings of work to get the win over the Express. Derek Lilledahl (Minnesota State-Mankato) recorded five big outs in the middle of the game to help the Rox hold onto the lead and earned the win.

Chase Grillo (Washington State) came out of the bullpen in the ninth and recorded a perfect inning to preserve the victory. Grillo now has ten saves in his ten appearances this season to lead the Northwoods League.

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

The Rox head on the road to complete this four-game series with the Express on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s game is scheduled to start at 2:05 pm from Carson Park. St. Cloud returns home on Wednesday to start the second half against the Willmar Stingers. 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.

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