Rox, Tanielu Walk-off With Win Over Beetles
The St. Cloud Rox defeated Alexandria 5-4 on a walk-off RBI single from Nick Tanielu in the 9th inning to break the 4-all tie. Boo Vazquez went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, Tanielu went 4-5 with 1 RBI and Elvin Soto went 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Rox. Zach Hirsch threw 7 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned run but didn't figure in the final decision. Adam Maxon allowed 3 earned runs in the 9th inning to blow the save but he got the win.
The Rox are 13-13 in the 2nd half of the season and are 3 1/2 games back of Willmar for first place in the 2nd half North Division standings.
The Rox host Thunder Bay beginning a 3-game series tonight at 7:05, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:35. It's Military Appreciation Night featuring a Rox Dog Tag giveaway to the first 500 fans.