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Four Players, Al Newman to Represent Rox at 2018 Dreams Showcase

July 30, 2018 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - St. Cloud Rox News Release

St. Cloud, MN - Four St. Cloud Rox players and Field Manager Al Newman will represent the Rox at the 2018 Major League Dreams Showcase on Tuesday, August 7 at Warner Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pitchers Kyle Richardson (Texas A&M), Finn Del Bonta-Smith (San Jose State), Erik Martinez (California-Berkeley) and John Matthews (Kent State) all will be participating in the showcase. Two-time World Series Champion and Rox Field Manager Al Newman will serve as one of the managers in the annual showcase.

The Major League Dreams Showcase will consist of a doubleheader featuring the top players from the Northwoods League who were selected by a panel of Major League Baseball Scouts. The players will participate in a day of workouts in front of scouts which will be followed by the doubleheader. Proceeds from the showcase will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation.

The first game of the doubleheader, which features North Division players and will begin at 4:05 p.m. on August 7, will feature Richardson, Del Bonta-Smith and Martinez on the visiting team, which will be led by Newman as the field manager. Matthews will be on the home team roster, going up against his fellow Rox teammates and coach.

The second game of the doubleheader, which contains South Division players, will begin shortly after the first game around 7:35 p.m. in Madison.

St. Cloud returns to the Rock Pile for a handful of games stretching over the course of this week. The Rox will play five games at home during that span, which begins at 7:05 p.m. Monday night against La Crosse. The game will be Rox Trading Card Set Giveaway presented by Rengel Printing, Thul Photography & Design, 1390 Granite City Sports and Times Media. To get tickets to all of the upcoming Rox games, click here.

The Rox are in their seventh season of Northwoods League Baseball in 2018. Single game and group tickets for the entire season are on sale now. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit the Rox Ticket Office on the west end of the Municipal Athletic Complex, call 320-240-9798 or visit

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