Northwoods League: Stingers win a wild one
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Forrestt Allday hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Willmar Stingers held on to beat the Waterloo Bucks in a wild game 14-13 on Thursday in Waterloo.
What started out as a Stinger blowout turned into a nailbiter as the Willmar bullpen allowed 10 runs to bring the Bucks all the way back.
Scott Lieser came in with two outs in the tenth and retired Waterloo's Jordan Adams with the tying run on second base to edge out the victory.
Willmar looked like it would run away with the game when it jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the third inning.
The Stingers took advantage of 10 walks from the Bucks' pitching staff and Corben Green and Hunter Dozier both homered.
Dozier was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs, and Matt Jackson had three hits and two runs.
Forrestt Allday, batting leadoff, walked four times and drove in the go-ahead runs in the top of the 10th.
With the score tied 12, Zach Benson drew a one-out walk and Jackson reached on an infield single.
After a J.D. Dorgan sacrifice, Allday singled to centerfield on a 2-0 count to score both runners.
Andre Wheeler came in to close out the game in the bottom of the 10th but allowed a run before giving way to Lieser.