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The MoonDogs' Kyle Turner (33) beats out an infield bunt in the second inning as the throw comes in to Stingers' Steven Brault. Mankato built a 7-1 lead after two innings. Tribune photos by Rand Middleton.

Northwoods Baseball: Mankato thrashes Stingers

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Stingers stumbled out of the gate on a cold and rainy opening night, surrendering 16 hits and making several mental and physical mistakes in a 10-4 loss to the Mankato MoonDogs on Wednesday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.


Starting pitcher Scott Lieser put the Stingers in an early hole, giving up three runs in the first inning and four more in the second.

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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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