St. Cloud’s Boo Vazquez brought a back-and-forth game to an end Sunday, hitting a walk-off home run off Brett Seeberger in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rox a 7-6 win over the Eau Claire Express at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.

The Express had tied the game in the top half of the inning on a two-run single by Peter Van Gansen. The Rox had grabbed the lead in the eighth on an RBI triple by Morgan Phillips, who later scored on a fielder’s choice.

Eau Claire got out to a 4-0 lead in the first with RBIs from Daniel Salters, Brent Gibbs, Jack Zoellner and Brady Burzynski. But St. Cloud stormed back into the game with a four-run third inning.

Mike Porcaro was the only Express batter with multiple hits. Starting pitcher Jordan Ruckman gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.


Rox 7, Express 6

EAU CLAIRE (6)

AB-R-H-RBI: Drew Turbin, rf, 5-0-1-0; Mike Porcaro, 2b, 5-1-2-0; Daniel Salters, dh, 4-1-1-1; Tyler Hermann, 4-0-0-0; Jeff Hendrix, cf, 3-1-1-0; Brent Gibbs, c, 4-2-1-1; Jack Zoellner, 1b, 3-1-1-1; Brady Burzynski, lf, 3-0-1-1; Peter Van Gansen, ss, 3-0-1-2; Jordan Ruckman, p, 0-0-0-0; Brett Seeburger, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 34-6-9-6.

ST. CLOUD (7)

Morgan Phillips, cf, 5-2-2-1; Bradley Strong, 2b, 4-1-1-1; Chris Paul, ss, 5-0-1-1; Kade Scivicque, 1b, 4-0-1-1; Boo Vazquez, rf, 5-1-2-1; Will Craig, 3b, 3-0-2-0; Clay Ardeeser, dh, 4-0-1-0; Charles Galiano, c, 4-1-2-0; Eric Loxtercamp, pr, 0-1-0-0; Harrison Wenson, c, 0-0-0-0; Garrett McMullen, lf, 3-1-0-0; Reese Gregory, p, 0-0-0-0; Ben Lumsden, p, 0-0-0-0; Kevin Burgee, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 37-7-12-5.

Eau Claire 400 000 002 — 6 9 1

St. Cloud 004 000 021 — 7 12 1

E — Porcaro; McMullen. LOB — Eau Claire 5, St. Cloud 9. 2B — Turbin, Salters; Scivicque. 3B — Phillips. HR — Vazquez. SB — Van Gansen 2. CS — Burzynski.

Eau Claire IP H R ER BB SO

Ruckman 5 1/3 8 4 3 3 3

Seeburger, L 3 4 3 3 0 3

St. Cloud

Gregory 5 7 4 4 1 7

Lumsden 2 1 0 0 1 2

Burgee, W 2 1 2 2 1 3

WP — Ruckman 2; Burgee.