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Northwoods Baseball: Third time's the charm for Stingers


WILLMAR -- It took three years and two second-place finishes, but the Willmar Stingers have made the playoffs.

Willmar, which entered Saturday's game with a half-game lead in the Northwoods League North Division, beat the Thunder Bay Border Cats 9-2.

The win over Thunder Bay, paired with a dramatic finish Saturday in which the Rochester Honkers rallied past St. Cloud with an eighth-inning grand slam, wrapped up the second-half North Division title for the Stingers.

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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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