Mankato, MN – St. Cloud (42-16) couldn’t finish a perfect three-game road trip on Monday, falling 5-1 to Mankato (33-24) before returning home.
Brice Matthews (Nebraska) scored the Rox’ lone run of the day, starting off the eighth inning with a double and came in to score off the bat of Ike Mezzenga (Minnesota). Matthews also made a leaping play in centerfield to take extra bases away from a MoonDogs batter.
On the mound, Kaden Krowka (Tarleton State) responded after struggling through the first inning. Krowka rebounded to throw five innings for his second straight start, only giving up two runs and striking out four.
In his debut on the mound, Payton Cooper (Nunez CC) made a strong first impression, throwing two innings out of the bullpen. Cooper gave up just two hits and no earned runs and struck out two batters in his first inning of work.
For a full box score from Sunday’s game, click here.
The Rox return home on Wednesday to face the MoonDogs for the final time this season. First pitch at 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.
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