Rox Split Doubleheader With Honkers, Continue Homestand on Thursday

St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud (38-15) came up short in another comeback attempt in the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader, falling 8-6 to Rochester (24-28).

Garrett Pennington (Central Missouri) became the second newcomer this week for the Rox to announce his arrival with a home run. In the fifth inning, Pennington hit a solo shot to straightaway center field to help St. Cloud erase an early 4-0 lead.

Earlier in the game, John Nett (St. Cloud State), made his presence felt as he typically does, scoring in the first inning to extend his league-leading total to 63. Nett finished the day with two hits including an RBI double in the second.

Aiden Adams (Tarleton State) made his first start of the season on Wednesday night and struggled early. However, Adams responded with two shutout innings to eat up some innings and get to the Rox bullpen.

Late in the game, Brady Posch (Nebraska-Omaha) finished the game off with one of his best outings of the season. Posch posted zeroes in the eighth and ninth including a big double play late.

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

The Rox continue their season-long six-game homestand on Thursday, starting a series with the Waterloo Bucks for the first time since May. 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.

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