Weisenberg Lifts Rox to 2-1 Walk-Off Win
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox entered the bottom of the ninth inning down 1-0, needing two runs to try and open the two-game series against the Rochester Honkers with a victory.
The Rox scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, highlighted by a walk-off single from Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) with two outs to come back and beat the Honkers at the Rock Pile.
WHAT. A. FINISH.
Ryan Weisenberg leads St. Cloud to a 2-1 win with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth and was joined on the field by his teammates after the game-winning hit! #RoxSolidFun pic.twitter.com/hcY59E38Mh
— St. Cloud Rox (@StCloudRox) June 10, 2018
Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest) began the late-game rally by drawing a lead-off walk. Gus Steiger (South Dakota State), who pinch ran for Seymour, ended up scoring the game-tying run thanks to a RBI single from Michael Borst. After Sean Ross (San Diego State), another pinch runner, advanced to second base with two outs, Weisenberg brought home Ross to send St. Cloud home walk-off winners.
The game was a pitchers’ duel heading into the late-game heroics took place, highlighted by Jack Cushing (Georgetown), who nearly went the distance for the Rox. Cushing, a 2017 Northwoods League All-Star, gave up two hits, one run, two walks and struck out five to earn a no-decision.
Finn Del Bonta-Smith (San Jose State) came in to pitch the ninth inning for St. Cloud, throwing one shutout inning to get the win.
Seymour finished 2-for-3 to lead the Rox at the plate. Borst and Weisenberg each tallied a hit and an RBI, while Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) added one hit.
St. Cloud will return to action at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday back at the Rock Pile. The game will be Men’s Health Awareness Day presented by CentraCare Clinic – Adult and Pediatric Urology, where the first 300 guys will receive a Rox gym bag. It is also Coborn’s Kids Day, where kids will have the opportunity to run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.
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 www.stcloudrox.com.
The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). 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 the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.