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College baseball: Stingers win 7-1 to sweep Rochester

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West Central Tribune
College baseball: Stingers win 7-1 to sweep Rochester
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Willmar Stingers bats are starting to come alive.

Hunter Dozier had two hits and two RBIs and Scott Lieser pitched seven strong innings to lead the Stingers over the Rochester Honkers 7-1 on Tuesday in Rochester.


The Stingers improved to 2-5 in the Northwoods League North Division and are tied for fifth place with St. Cloud and Alexandria. They play the undefeated Waterloo Bucks 7:05 p.m. today at Bill Taunton Stadium.

The Stingers broke through a 0-0 tie with a three-run third inning.

J.D. Dorgan, Mitch Rowan and Forrestt Allday hit three straight singles to begin the inning and Dorgan scored the first run when the pitcher made an error on Allday's single.

Dozier followed with a sacrifice fly to score Rowan and Allday scored on another error by the pitcher.

Lieser held the Honkers in check with a four-strikeout, five-hit performance to pick up his first win of the season.

The Stingers tacked on four more in the eighth on an RBI-double by Dozier, an error, a fielder's choice and a run-scoring single from Steven Brault.

Josh Hoekstra and Andre Wheeler each pitched an inning of scoreless relief to finish the game.

Rowan, Allday, Dozier and Brault each had two hits on the day. Brault raised his average to .423.

Kenny Roberts was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.