The St. Cloud Rox begin their first season in the Northwoods League tonight when they play at Duluth against the Huskies.  The St. Cloud Northwoods League organization went through some changes in the off season.  They changed ownership in February and the name “River Bats” went with the previous ownership.  Gary Posch, Joe Sexton and Scott Schreiner are the owners of the newly formed St. Cloud Rox.  The field manager for the Rox this season is Augie Rodriguez.  He said Tuesday that the Rox will have 19 to 20 players in Duluth tonight and that includes 11 position players.

Rodriguez says he does have some players that can pitch and hit but is happy he doesn’t have to begin the season with pitchers hitting.  Rodriguez plans to start  5’8 170 pounder Alex Roberts from Newberry College on the mound tonight.

The Rox host Mankato Saturday night at 7:05 in their home opener, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:35.