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Published On: August 7th, 2017

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- The Waterloo Bucks (35-31) could not to get back into the win column on Sunday, August 6 as the St. Cloud Rox (40-26) scored early and often to defeat Waterloo 9-2. With the win, the Rox and Bucks split the 2017 season series 4-4.

St. Cloud jumped on Waterloo starting pitcher Zachary Patterson (3-6) early on a two-run double to center by Matt Tarantino. Cameron Eden stayed hot at the plate with an RBI single in the bottom of the second to put the Rox ahead 3-0.

The game was blown open in the bottom of the third inning starting with a wild pitch followed by a two-run single to left field by Spencer Holcomb. Eden was at it again with a three run homer to left as the Rox started to run away with the game 9-0 after three innings.

Aaron Rozek (6-1) struck out six batters in six innings, just one shy of tying the St. Cloud Rox franchise record for single season strikeouts.

Jay Schuyler got the Bucks on the board with a solo shot over the left field wall in the top of the fifth and another run was pushed across in the top of the seventh inning on a fielder's choice after Drew Greenwood sent a ground ball up the middle.

The Bucks did not go down without a fight but still fell into too big of a hole to crawl out of in a 9-2 defeat, Waterloo's fourth straight loss and the fifth straight win for the Rox.

Waterloo returns to Riverfront Stadium tomorrow, August 7 at 6:35 p.m. against the Willmar Stingers on the last Buck Night of the 2017 season.


The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate 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 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  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 Bucks as your favorite team.