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Sever hit in 12th lifts Stingers

Willmar Stingers' shortstop Zach Rowles has the ball waiting to tag out Brandon Garcia attempting to steal second base in the second inning on Wednesday at Baker Field in Willmar. Willmar catcher Nate Johnson made the throw. <b>Rand Middleton</b>

WILLMAR -- Joe Sever's two-out single in the bottom of the 12th innings scored Matt Serna from third base to give the Willmar Stingers a 7-6 win over Alexandria on Wednesday night at Bill Taunton Stadium.

The San Jose native's third hit of the game and second RBI capped a big comeback for the Stingers (4-3), who have now won three straight.

The Stingers had only one hit through six innings and trailed the Beetles 6-1.

St. Cloud State's Logan Birr, the fifth Stinger pitcher, got the win after working a scoreless and hitless 12th inning.

Isaac Ballou had two hits in six at bats and now leds the team with a .387 batting average.

The Stingers host the Beetles again tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium.