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Northwoods League: Rox beat Stingers with a walk-off in the 10th

Jack Winkler’s RBI single helps St. Cloud top Willmar

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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.

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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.

St. Cloud 2,
Willmar 1 (10)

Willmar 001 000 000 0-1 6 0
St. Cloud 000 000 100 1-2 10 2
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

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