Rox Rally for Six Runs in the Ninth To Win Fourth Straight in Waterloo

Waterloo, IA – St. Cloud (46-17) scored six runs in the final inning to break the tie with Waterloo (15-48) and take a 9-3 win on Monday.

Magnum Hofstetter (Hawai’i) stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the ninth and slapped a base hit into right field to score two runs and give the Rox the lead. O’Neill Burgos (Southern) scored the go-ahead run and finished the day with two hits and reached base four times.

After the Rox took the lead back, they wasted no time continuing to pour it on with three straight hits. John Nett (St. Cloud State) and Trevor Austin (Mercer) each drove in one with a single, then Ike Mezzenga (Minnesota) knocked in two more.

In the bottom half of the ninth, Enrique Ozoa (Southern) left nothing in doubt to close out the victory. Ozoa struck out all three batters he faced to get the Rox to their fourth straight victory.

Brandon Jaenke (Viterbo) started the game and had a great day on the mound, allowing just one run in his five innings of work. Jaenke struck out six batters to bring his season total to 14 in his two starts this summer.

For a full box score from Monday’s game, click here.

St. Cloud finishes its four-game series with Waterloo on Tuesday, looking to sweep the season series with the Bucks. First pitch from Riverfront Stadium is scheduled for 6:35 pm.

The Rox return home for the final home series of the regular season against the Minnesota Mud Puppies on Wednesday. First pitch from the Rock Pile is scheduled for 4:05 pm.

For the full 2022 Rox schedule, click here. The 2022 season is presented by Fleet Farm. For more information regarding this release, season tickets and partial season ticket packages for the 2022 season including Kwik Trip 7-Game Packs, please contact the Rox office at 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. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th 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, 300 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 (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. 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.

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