Sanchez Homers Again, Rox fall to Bucks


St. Cloud, MN – Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas at Pine Bluff) belted his fourth home run of the season for the St. Cloud Rox on Sunday, as they wrapped up a two-game series with the Waterloo Bucks at the Rock Pile.

The Rox ended up falling in the game 8-2, now having won three of the last four contests in the second half of the Northwoods League season.

Sanchez kicked off the scoring for St. Cloud in the bottom of the fourth inning when he hit a solo shot to right field. The Rox later added another run in the bottom of the eighth inning, thanks to an RBI single from Jack Barrie (Reinhardt).

Sanchez and Barrie each finished with one hit and one RBI to lead St. Cloud. Ben Carew (Kent State) went 2-for-4 with one run scored, Ryan Davis (Georgetown) went 2-for-4 and Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) finished 1-for-4.

St. Cloud (16-14 second half, 32-34 overall) hit the road for two games in La Crosse on Monday and Wednesday before returning back to the Rock Pile for the final homestand of the regular season at the end of the week.

The Rox will host Thunder Bay at 7:05 p.m. Thursday in a game that will feature the world’s best extreme pogo entertainment XPOGO Stunt Team presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. St. Cloud will wrap up the regular season home schedule at 7:05 p.m. Friday for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Texas Roadhouse, which will feature great giveaways throughout the game capped off by a Friday Night Fireworks show immediately 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

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, 200 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 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.