St. Cloud (MN) Chensy Young went 4-4 and Marcos Calderon and David Kerian had two hits each to pace a 12-2 Waterloo Bucks’ win over the St. Cloud Rox on Saturday night. Waterloo completes a two-game series sweep on the road for the first time this season and finish the first 10 game stretch of the season 6-4.
The key to the game was an eight run sixth inning that saw the Bucks’ send 14 batters up and 11 reaching base.
Eric Stout picked up the win on the mound throwing six innings and allowing only a single earned run. Combined, Stout and relievers Kevin Needham and Tyler Foote struck out nine St. Cloud batters. Over the two game series, Bucks’ pitchers had 19 strikeouts.
Waterloo lead 3-0 after the first innings thanks to a RBI single from Young, an error and another RBI base hit from Kyle Pollock.
In the third inning, a two-out passed ball allowed Young to score from third base and give Waterloo a 4-0 margin. Then in the sixth inning the Bucks put the game away, highlighted by RBI doubles from Gerrion Grim and Kerian.
St. Cloud scored a run in the sixth and eighth but never made the Bucks’ sweat after the six inning explosion.
Waterloo finished the game with a season high in runs (12) and hits (13).