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Stingers scratch out win

BISMARCK - The Willmar Stingers scratched three runs across in the fifth inning to take the lead and put one back in the win column with a 4-2 win against Bismarck Tuesday night.

Caleb Ricca tied things up with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning but that quickly became a 2-1 lead after a fielding error by Bismarck right fielder Dylan Rock allowed Jaxon Hallmark to score.

Willmar right fielder Nic Hernandez pushed the game to 3-1 with an RBI single that allowed left fielder Matt Rudick to score. Rudick led the Stingers with four hits and scored a fourth run in the ninth inning to add some insurance.

The Stingers tallied 13 hits in the game but the pitching staff was just as strong, allowing just four hits to Lark batters. Trevor Divinski started the game and allowed three of those hits to earn the win. Bismarck scratched runs across in the fourth and sixth innings but he was otherwise in charge. Jake Marsh tossed a quick seventh inning, allowing just one hit, and Jayson Newman removed the designated hitter tag from the lineup card and pitched the final two innings to earn the save. He also went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the game.

Willmar will look to make it a sweep when they take on the Larks at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in Bismarck.

Willmar 4, Bismarck 2

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Bismarck 000 101 000-2 4 2

Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 4-5 r-2, Jayson Newman 2-3 rbi, Caleb Ricca 0-3 rbi, Nic Hernandez 1-4 rbi, Richie Garcia 1-4, Sebastian Samuels 2-4, Brett Bello 1-4 r, Jaxon Hallmark 2-4 r ... Bismarck: Kyle Stevens 1-4 2b r, Chase Coker 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Trevor Divinski (W) 6-3-2-2-3-4, Jake Marsh 1-1-0-0-0-0, Newman (Sv) 2-0-0-0-1-1 ... Bismarck: Jared Gray (L) 5-10-3-3-1-2, Tristen Hudson 2-1-0-0-2-1, Colan Borchers 2-2-1-1-0-2

Legion Baseball

Willmar 2, D/C 1

Two Dassel-Cokato errors and a fielder's choice put Kaden Kessler-Gross on third base in the sixth inning and Andy Schultz drove in the eventual winning run with a ground out as Post 167 edged Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday in Willmar.

Willmar starter and winner Grant Bangen set D/C down in order in the seventh.

Schultz and Jon Broman both had two hits and drove in runs.

Bangen worked all seven innings, allowing seven hits but he didn't walk any D/C hitters and he struck out six.

Post 167 plays next at the Marshall Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

D/C 001 000 0-1 7 3

Willmar 000 011 x-2 5 1

Hitting - Dassel-Cokato: Asplin 2-4 ... Willmar: Tyler Johnson 1-4 r, Andy Schultz 2-4 rbi, Jon Broman 2-2 rbi, Kaden Kessler-Gross 0-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dassel-Cokato: Krick (L) 5-5-2-1-3-4, Asplin 1-0-0-0-1-0 ... Willmar: Grant Bangen (W) 7-7-1-1-0-6

VFW Baseball

New Ulm 9, Willmar 3

Nolan Drill logged four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs with two runs scored to power New Ulm past Willmar in game two of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Post 1639 ran into fielding troubles, accumulating eight errors as Drill accounted for four of his team's eight hits.

Willmar finished with five hits as a team with five separate hitters. Luke Sellmann scored two of the team's three runs.

New Ulm 012 001 5-9 8 4

Willmar 000 102 0-3 5 8

Hitting - New Ulm: Nolan Drill 4-4 2b-2 rbi-2 r-2 ... Willmar: Hunter Magnuson 1-4, Zach Schultz 1-4, Luke Sellmann 0-2 r-2, Dalton Ogdahl 1-4 r, Jack Roehl 1-3, Carter Ochsendorf 0-3 rbi, Joe Price 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Ulm: Hunter Sayer (W) 5-2-5-3-0-2-3, Cole Becker 1.1-0-0-0-2-1 ... Willmar: Dylan Arndorfer (L) 5-3-3-1-5-3, Ashton Gregory 2-5-6-1-2-0

New Ulm 14, Willmar 4

New Ulm put up crooked numbers in three innings to take a big lead against Willmar.

Tony Geiger led the offensive charge for New Ulm, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and four runs scored.

Andrew Baumgart hit a triple and drove in a pair of runs while scoring on his own as well to contribute three of his team's runs. Dylan Arndorfer and Ashton Gregory each finished with a pair of hits as well.

New Ulm 401 610 2-14 11 2

Willmar 001 201 0-4 7 5

Hitting - New Ulm: Tony Geiger 3-4 2b rbi-2 r-4 ... Willmar: Andrew Baumgart 1-3 3b rbi-2 r, Ashton Gregory 2-3, Tanner Bauman 1-3, Dylan Arndorfer 2-2 r, Chase Dirksen 1-3 r, Dominic Amon 0-0 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Ulm: Matt Rieger (W) 5-5-3-3-5-6, Jackson Bode 2-2-1-1-3-0 ... Willmar: Dalton Ogdahl (L) 2.1-5-5-4-6-0, Sam Huseby 1.2-3-6-4-2-2, Jett Solanek 3-3-3-2-2-2