Stinger lead-off batter Rob Elliott beats out an infield hit as the throw comes to Thunder Bay first baseman Casey Selsor. Elliott later scored for a 1-0 first-inning lead. The two teams battled it out in a tight game through six innings before the Stingers broke it open in the seventh and eighth innings and held off a ninth-inning rally for an 11-7 win over the Border Cats Friday night at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Stingers earned a split of a two-game visit by the Northwoods team from over the border when they posted nine runs in the late innings to roll past the Border Cats of Thunder Bay, Ontario, 11-7 on Friday night.
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