(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
On third base, Jake Stinnett, left, of the Willmar Stingers visits with assistant coach Brandon Cohen during a June 18 game with the Duluth Huskies at Baker Field in Willmar. Stinnett is from Vista, Calif., but attends school on the opposite coast where he will be a sophomore at the University of Maryland.
Host family is key to a Stingers' summer
Jake Stinnett, a native Californian pitching for the Stingers, had never experienced a tornado before.
Luckily, his host family, Jamie and Amy Berskow, had prepared him.
"Having lived in Willmar for a while, they knew what to do during huge thunderstorms and tornado watches, two things I had never seen before," Stinnett said.
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