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St. Cloud Battles with Willmar, Falls to Stingers in the Playoffs

August 13, 2019 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - St. Cloud Rox News Release

Willmar, MN - St. Cloud rallied late in the ninth inning, but fell to Willmar by a score of 3-2 at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Rox close the 2019 season with a record of 43-30 and finish as champions of the second half of the Great Plains West Division.

After falling behind 1-0 in the fifth inning, the Rox quickly responded. With two outs and the bases empty, Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) crushed a triple off of the center field wall. Jordan Barth (Augustana) singled to left field in the next at-bat and tied the game at one in the sixth inning.

Down 3-1 in the eighth inning, the Rox loaded the bases. Ben Carew (Kent State) scored off of a ground ball from Garett Delano (Brown).

Needing a run to tie in the ninth inning, Daniel Montgomery Jr. (Southwestern) drew a two-out walk. Carew followed with a single to center field, moving Montgomery to third base. The rally fell just short.

For the box score from game two of the series against Willmar, click here.

Season tickets for the 2020 season can be purchased in person at the Rox Ticket Office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex, by calling the Rox Ticket office at 320-240-9798 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or 24 hours a day by visiting www.stcloudrox.com.

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