ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud scored the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning and walked off in the bottom of the ninth with a 3-2 Northwoods League win over Waterloo Tuesday.
Behind the strong starting pitching of Ryan Lane, the Bucks nursed a 2-0 lead into the sixth before the Rox finally put something together at the plate with three singles that produced a run.
Lane allowed just that one run in his six innings of work.
St. Cloud’s John Matthews was impressive, as well, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing just five hits and one walk with 13 strikeouts. The Bucks got to him for both their runs in the third when Angelo Altavillo walked, Tate Samuelson was hit by a pitch and Patrick Ferguson tripled them both home.
The Rox (3-4 second half, 19-24 overall) tied the game on Ryland Kerr’s RBI double in the eighth. They ended it with one out in the ninth when Ryan Davis led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice and trotted home on Ryan Weisenberg’s game-ending single.
Now 1-7 in the second half and 11-32 overall, Waterloo plays at St. Cloud again Wednesday.
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St. Cloud 3, Waterloo 2
Waterloo 002 000 000 — 2 6 0
St. Cloud 000 001 011 — 3 11 0
Lane, DeFrancesco (7), Culliver (8) and Emmerson. Matthews, Suddreth (7) and Gilbert. WP—Suddreth. LP—Perea. 2B — Weisenberg (SC), Kerr (SC), Davis (SC). 3B — Ferguson (Wat).
Records: Waterloo 1-7, 11-32. St. Cloud 3-4, 19-24.