By Nathan Daggett / Assistant News Director
Rox 15, Mankato 5
The Rox were back at Joe Faber Field to take on the MoonDogs after having three off days this past weekend.
Mankato got out to a quick 3-0 start in the second inning, but the Rox would answer with a four run second inning, thanks to Logan Thomason driving in two runs with a single.
In the seventh inning, the Rox extended their lead as Jordan Barth delivered an RBI single and in the next at-bat, Garett Delano smacked a two-run double to center field that brought the Rox lead to 5-3.
A big eight-run eighth inning for the Rox would give them the 15-5 lead after Barth singled to center and scored two runs and Andrew Pintar drove in two runs with a double.
RJ Martinez made his second start of the season and pitched two innings. Landen Bourassa earned the win and pitched four innings after not allowing a hit. Kevin Davis and Blake Stelzer helped end the game for the Rox on the mound.
Jordan Barth was named Northwoods League Player of the Night for his three-hit day that drove in three runs.
With the win, the Rox are 10-9 and find themselves in third place in the Minnesota-Iowa pod.
The two-game series continues Tuesday as the Rox will travel to Mankato for a 6:35 first pitch. The Rox return home on Wednesday.