St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (35-12) came through with a rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to walk-off Bismarck (16-32) on Friday night, 6-5.
Ethan Mann (Dallas Baptist) came through with the big swing at the Rock Pile, stepping to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. Mann laced a single into left field with two strikes on him to score Carson Keithley (Texas State) and get the Rox to the victory.
Keithley came through with an RBI single of his own in the fourth inning and also made a huge defensive play in the ninth inning. With the game tied, Keithley threw out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double to keep the go-ahead run off base.
On the mound, the Rox got crucial bullpen performances throughout the game to keep St. Cloud in it. Jacob Moskowitz (Central Missouri) worked two-and-two-thirds innings in the middle frames giving up just two hits and striking out four Larks batters.
Late in the game, Enrique Ozoa (Southern) stepped up to get the Rox out of a jam with a strikeout in the seventh. Then, Ozoa returned for the eighth and sent the Larks down in order to keep the game tied.
The Northwoods League saves leader Chase Grillo (Washington State) came in for the ninth inning to give the Rox a chance to walk it off. Grillo posted another zero to continue his phenomenal season.
For a full box score from Friday’s game, click here.
St. Cloud heads on the road over the weekend to start a four-game series with Duluth. First pitch on Saturday from Wade Stadium is scheduled for 3:05 pm. The Rox return to St. Cloud for a six-game home stand on Monday with the first two games against the Huskies. First pitch at the Rock Pile against the Huskies 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.