St. Cloud Sweeps Waterloo, Wins Game Two 5-3
Waterloo, IA – Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) hit his third home run of the season and helped guide St. Cloud (18-22) to a 5-3, series clinching victory over the Waterloo Bucks (11-28). Zach Lauzon (Concordia St. Paul) tossed seven stellar innings, earning his second win of the season, and Erik Martinez (UC-Berkeley) earned the save.
All five of the Rox runs came in the first three innings of play. In the first inning, Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) hit a two-out double to the gap in left field and scored Connor Aube (UT-Arlington) from second base to give St. Cloud an early lead.
St. Cloud turned the second inning into a scoring one, tacking on three runs. RBI came from Sean Ross (San Diego State), Gus Steiger (South Dakota State), and Aube. In the next inning, Weisenberg hit a bullet over the left field wall on the first pitch of the at-bat. After three innings of play, the Rox held a 5-2 lead.
Over the remaining six innings, Waterloo loaded the bases twice but couldn’t get any runs in.. They scored their third and final run of the game in the eighth inning. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Rock Pile.
St. Cloud opens a two-game series with the Duluth Huskies beginning Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 and it is a Coborn’s Kids Day.
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.