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Stingers' OF Stover wins Big Stick Award


WILLMAR -- Willmar Stingers outfielder Pat Stover has received the Northwoods League Rawlings Big Stick Award for 2011, which goes to the player with the highest batting average in the league at each position.

Stover's .337 mark was sixth-highest in the Northwoods League and the best on the team, just ahead of Mitch Rowan (.333) and Eduardo Gonzalez (.323).

He is the second Stinger to win the award. Jordan Smith won it in 2010 with a .374 batting average as an outfielder.

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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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