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Published On: July 23rd, 2022

Duluth, MN – St. Cloud (35-13) battled tightly with Duluth (26-22) on Saturday afternoon but dropped a 2-1 game despite a great pitching performance.

Joe Brandon (Georgia State) led the way with his third straight stellar start, going six innings and allowing no runs on five hits. As a starter this season, Brandon has held teams to just eight runs and hasn’t allowed any runs.

Out of the bullpen, Jonathan Martinez (Texas State) was the only reliever the Rox used on Saturday. Martinez gave up two runs, but got St. Cloud into the ninth still tied with a perfect eighth inning.

At the plate, Carson Keithley (Texas State) had three of the Rox’ six hits, including a double for St. Cloud’s first hit of the day. Keithley came up with a two-out hit in the ninth to put the go-ahead runner in scoring position.

Ethan Mann (Dallas Baptist) scored the only run for St. Cloud in the sixth inning. Mann doubled to start off the inning and came around to score on a wild pitch to give the Rox a lead.

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

St. Cloud continues its series with Duluth on Sunday, with a final trip to Wade Stadium this season. First pitch with the Huskies is scheduled for 3:05 pm. The Rox return to St. Cloud for a six-game homestand on Monday with the first two games against the Huskies. First pitch at the Rock Pile against Duluth 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.

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