Rox Defeat Stingers at the Rock Pile on Walk-Off
St. Cloud, MN - Ben Carew (Kent State) drilled an RBI-single into right field in the bottom of the ninth inning as St. Cloud (23-15) walked-off against Willmar (22-16) by a score of 2-1. St. Cloud has won its first three games in the second half of the season.
After falling behind 1-0, the Rox were able to load the bases in the bottom of the fourth inning. Freddy Achecar (Georgetown) grounded out to first base but scored Jordan Barth (Augustana) in the process to tie the game.
In the top of the ninth inning, Pedro Garcia (Georgia Gwinnett College) struck out two consecutive batters as the Stingers left two runners on base.
With the game still tied 1-1, Brendan Tinsman (Wake Forest) led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single to center field. Brady Harlan (Oklahoma) came in as a pinch-runner. One batter later, Zack Elliott (Minnesota) singled into right field and moved Harlan to third base.
That set up the opportunity for Carew, who singled and scored Harlan to win the game for the Rox.
Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) started the game and pitched two innings. Lucas Gather (California-Berkeley), Richie Holetz (Nebraska-Omaha), Riley Ahern (St. Cloud State) all saw time on the mound out of the bullpen. Garcia earned the win.
For the full box score from Friday's game, click here.
The Rox will finish the two-game series against Willmar on Saturday at Bill Taunton Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
St. Cloud returns home on Tuesday, July 9 against Rochester at 7:05 p.m. Tyler's Amazing Balancing Act will be performing throughout the game presented by Brandl Motors. It's also Rox Baseball Cap Giveaway presented by Franklin Graphics to the first 250 fans.
All single games tickets can be purchased now in person at the Rox Ticket Office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex, by calling the Rox Ticket office at 320-240-9798 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or 24 hours a day by visiting www.stcloudrox.com.
Images from this story
St Cloud Rox celebrate a walk-off win
• Discuss this story on the Northwoods League message board...
Northwoods League Stories from July 5, 2019
- Eide Ford Lincoln Celebrates Veterans - Bismarck Larks
- MoonDogs Sweep Larks in Independence Day Doubleheader - Mankato MoonDogs
- Growlers Squish Bombers in I-94 Doubleheader Sweep - Kalamazoo Growlers
- Lesley Dazzles as MoonDogs Take Game Three from Larks - Mankato MoonDogs
- Bucks Doused 1-0 in Rain-Shortened Game - Waterloo Bucks
- Rox Defeat Stingers at the Rock Pile on Walk-Off - St. Cloud Rox
- Jack Mahoney Throws No-Hitter in Win Versus Rockford - Green Bay Booyah
- Mallards Lose on Walk-Off Grand Slam - Madison Mallards
- Eight-Game Streak Ends in Fond Du Lac - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
- Brandon Seltzer Belts Walk-Off Grand Slam to Defeat Madison Mallards - Wisconsin Woodchucks
- Huskies Lose 10-7 in Wild Friday Night Contest - Duluth Huskies
- Seventh Inning Rally Leads to a Dock Spiders Victory - Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
- Battle Creek Comeback Falls Short in Traverse City - Battle Creek Bombers
- Jones Fires Pit Spitters to Fourteenth Straight Victory - Traverse City Pit Spitters
- Four Rafters Named Northwoods League All-Stars - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
- Rafters Start Road Trip in Fond Du Lac - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
- Three Rox Players Named to 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game - St. Cloud Rox
- Huskies go 3-4 over week six - Duluth Huskies
- Tanner Lane Earns All-Star Bid for Green Bay - Green Bay Booyah
- Four Bucks Named NWL All-Stars - Waterloo Bucks
- Holgate, Freilich Named to 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Team - La Crosse Loggers
- Three Woodchucks Selected to Play in the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game - Wisconsin Woodchucks
- Nine Mallards Selected to 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game - Madison Mallards
- Five Honkers Named All-Stars - Rochester Honkers
- Northwoods League Announces 2019 All-Star Selections - Duluth Huskies
- Northwoods League Announces 2019 All-Star Selections - Northwoods
- Bullock and Adreon to Represent Dock Spiders at NWL All-Star Game - Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
- Loggers Offense Explodes on Independence Day - La Crosse Loggers
- Battle Creek Falls in Fourth of July Doubleheader - Battle Creek Bombers
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.