Rox Win Home Opener on Walk-Off in 11 Innings

St. Cloud, MN – Andrew Pintar (BYU) ripped a single into left field in the 11th inning as St. Cloud (1-1) walked-off against Rochester (0-1), winning 7-6.

The Rox claimed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Nate Rombach (Texas Tech) hit a sac-fly to right field, scoring Tyler Finke (Southeastern Louisiana) from third base. The Honkers would then score five consecutive runs over the next two innings and led 5-1. 

With two-outs in the third inning, Jack Kelly (Minnesota) cut the deficit in half with a two-run double to right field. He would later tie the game with a two-out single to right field that scored Jordan Barth (Augustana) to even the score at five.

Down 6-5 in extra-innings, Kodie Kolden (Washington State) scored on a passed ball that tied the game at six in the 10th inning.

In the 11th inning, Garett Delano (Mercer) grounded out but advanced Collin Montez (Washington State) to third base. Pintar then delivered with a base hit to left field as the Rox won their first game of the season. 

St. Cloud used eight pitchers in the victory. Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State), RJ Martinez (Minot State), Kevin Davis (USC-Upstate), Joey Stock (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Trent Schoeberl (Minnesota), Landen Bourassa (San Francisco), Josh Gainer (LIU-Brooklyn) and Blake Stelzer (Concordia-St. Paul) all saw action on the mound. Stelzer notched the win.

The Rox (1-1) will look to win the two-game series against Rochester on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm at Mayo Field.

If you would like more information on tickets for the 2020 season, or more information regarding this press release please contact the Rox front office at 320-240-9798 or visit stcloudrox.com.

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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. 

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