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sports Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

THUNDER BAY, Ont. -- The Willmar Stingers got hit hard by Thunder Bay in a 7-2 loss to the Border Cats in a Northwoods League baseball game Saturday.

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Thunder Bay (11-16) outhit Willmar (16-11) 14-6 and had four extra-base hits.

But the Stingers didn't fall out of first place in the North Division. St. Cloud lost to Alexandria 11-0, so both teams remain tied.

The Border Cats scored runs in five of the eight innings in which they batted. Tanner Nivins was a triple short of the cycle, with a two-run double in the first, an RBI single in the third and a solo home run in the seventh.

Isaac Ballou and Joe Sever had two hits each to pace the Stingers. Willmar scored both of its runs in the eighth. Carlos Leyva scored on a grounder to third by Mitch Delfino and Isaac Ballou crossed the plate on Jordan Smith's fly out.

Garrett Yount pitched seven innings for the Border Cats, allowing four hits without a run. He struck out six and walked two.

The Stingers had a day off Sunday and return to action today hosting Brainerd at 7:05 p.m.

NOTE: The Duluth Huskies doubleheader against the Rochester Honkers was postponed Saturday and the teams made it up as part of a tripleheader Sunday.

Thunder Bay 7, Willmar 2

Willmar Thunder Bay

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Leyva 2b 5 1 1 0 Deblieux dh 5 2 2 0

Ballou cf 3 1 2 0 Thorp c 2 2 0 0

Delfino 3b 4 0 0 1 Nivins cf 4 1 3 4

Smith rf 1 0 0 1 Court ss 4 1 2 0

Gonzalez 1b 4 0 1 0 Battiston lf 4 0 1 2

Bembm dh 4 0 0 0 Kitamura 3b 4 1 1 0

Sever lf 3 0 2 0 Wosleger 1b 4 0 2 0

Johnson c 3 0 0 0 Houts rf 4 0 1 0

Serna ph 0 0 0 0 Miller-Jns 2b 4 0 2 1

Reynolds ss 4 0 0 0

Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals 35 7 14 7

Willmar 000 000 020--2

Thunder Bay 201 020 11x--7

E--Collins (1), Thorp (4). DP--Willmar 1. LOB--Willmar 8, Thunder Bay 7. 2B--Nivins (10), Wosleger (2). 3B--Battiston (1). HR--Nivins (7). SB--Leyva (21), Ballou (23). CS--Smith (5).

Willmar IP H R ER BB SO

Collins (L,2-2) 5 8 5 5 0 2

Barto 3 6 2 2 0 2

Thunder Bay

Yount (W,2-5) 7 4 0 0 2 6

White 0.2 1 2 2 1 0

Voigt 0.1 0 0 0 0 0

Delatte 1 1 0 0 1 1

HBP--Sever (by Yount), Thorp 2 (by Collins).

T--2:32. A--721.

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