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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Mitch Rowan of the Willmar Stingers dives safely back to first base during the second inning as Will Fulmer of the Alexandria Beetles waits for the pickoff throw at Baker Field on Wednesday evening in Willmar.

Beetles slip past Stingers, 8-5


WILLMAR -- So long for long for now to the Beetles. Bring on the River Bats.

The Alexandria team left Bill Taunton Stadium on Wednesday with an 8-5 victory over the Willmar Stingers in Northwoods League baseball.

The Beetles won the series 2-1 coupling the win on Baker Field last night with a 3-1 win Tuesday up in Alexandria.

Last night before 733 fans at the park, the Beetles (4-4) scored four runs in the second and four more in the eighth inning.

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