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Tribune photo by Ben Brewster St. Cloud’s Will Craig, right, congratulates teammate Boo Vazquez after Vazquez scored on Morgan Phillips’ single in the fifth inning against the Willmar Stingers on Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.

NWL Baseball: Stingers fizzle against Rox


WILLMAR — A matchup of two All-Star pitchers turned into a slugfest, and the St. Cloud Rox roughed up the Willmar Stingers 11-5 on Friday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Willmar’s Andrew Towns surrendered nine hits and nine runs — just three earned — with the big blow coming on Eric Loxtercamp’s third-inning grand slam.

Boo Vazquez also homered for the Rox, a two-run shot off Towns 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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