Northwoods League: Rox beat Stingers with a walk-off in the 10th
Jack Winkler’s RBI single helps St. Cloud top Willmar
ST. CLOUD — Jack Winkler’s single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the St. Cloud Rox past the Willmar Stingers, 2-1 Wednesday night at Joe Faber Field.
Winkler’s single off an 0-2 pitch scored Garett Delano to help St. Cloud stay in first in the Minnesota-Iowa Pod of the Northwoods League standings.
The Rox (22-12) are tied with Waterloo (22-12), whose game Wednesday with Rochester was in extra innings.
Willmar (19-17) fell four games off the pace with the loss.
Willmar scored first. Jayson Newman had a two-out RBI single in the third inning that scored Griffin Cheney, who walked.
St. Cloud tied it up in the seventh. Ben Norman’s RBI single with two outs brought home Garet Delano, who reached on a base hit. That made it 1-1.
Jayson Newman and Chase Stanke each had two hits for Willmar.
Right-hander Landon Green, a redshirt freshman at the University of Alabama, had perhaps his best appearance of the season for the Stingers, going 6-⅔ innings, allowing seven hits and one earned run. Primarily a reliever, Green struck out three and walked two.
The teams continue their series at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Willmar’s Bill Taunton Stadium. St. Cloud’s Luke Albright (1-1, 1.27) is scheduled to start against Willmar’s Gavin Gorrell (2-0, 4.00). Albright is a junior right-hander from Kent State. Gorrell is a redshirt sophomore left-hander from Boise State.
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Hitting - Willmar: Griffin Cheney 0-1 r bb-2 hbp sac, Brooks Lee 1-3 bb-2, Kyle Manzardo 0-4 hbp, Jayson Newman 2-4 rbi bb, Chase Stanke 2-5, Zach Denton 1-3 sac … St. Cloud: Ben Norman 1-4 rbi bb, Jack Winkler 1-5 rbi, Jack Kelly 1-4, Jordan Barth 1-3 bb, Collin Montez 1-4 2b, Andrew Pintar 2-4, Luke Roskam 1-4, Garett Delano 1-4 r-2, Nick Mariconz 1-3 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Landon Green 6.2-7-1-1-2-3, Evan Shaw 0.1-2-0-0-0-2, Eric Romo (L, 1-2) 2.1-1-1-0-1-1 … St. Cloud: Trent Schoeberl 5-4-1-1-2-4, Josh Gainer 3-1-0-0-1-3, Blake Stelzer (W, 3-1) 2-1-0-0-2-1