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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) The Stingers went retro Friday, sparking memories of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. Garrett Borba, right, extends to high-five Willmar teammate Blake Shepherd at pre-game introductions. Also introduced were members of the Willmar Wild 5th-6th grade fast-pitch softball team.

Lieser strikes out team-record 10 in 3-1 Stingers' win over Mankato

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WILLMAR -- On throwback night on Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium, Willmar Stingers starting pitcher Scott Lieser had an old-fashioned dominating performance to beat the Mankato MoonDogs 3-1.


The Stingers have won four in a row to increase their record to 17-12 and move into second place in the Northwoods League North Division, 4½ games behind the first-place Alexandria Beetles.

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Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster covers the Willmar Stingers and other area sports, as well as laying out the daily sports section cover for the West Central Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @benbrewster.

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