Stingers drop 2 in Duluth
DULUTH—The Willmar Stingers fought back for a tough win in a marathon game Tuesday night in Rochester but the aftereffects kicked in Wednesday as the Stingers dropped a pair to the Duluth Huskies.
Duluth used a four-run fifth to take a 7-4 win in game one Wednesday and ran away with things in the second leg, topping Willmar 11-2.
The Huskies hit Stinger starter Corey Binger hard in game two, scoring five runs on three hits in the opening frame to take an early lead. Duluth finished the game with 16 hits, including four from third baseman Tony Monroy, who also pitched the game's final inning.
John Trousdale led the Stingers with three hits and Caleb Ricca went 2-for-5 with a triple and run scored.
The Stingers will keep the road trip going with a visit across state lines to take on the Eau Claire Express. Game one of the two-game series is set for 6:35 p.m. Thursday.
Duluth 11, Willmar 2
Willmar 001 010 000-2 8 3
Duluth 502 010 03x-11 16 1
Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Ricca 2-5 3b r, Tyler Reichenborn 1-3 rbi, John Trousdale 3-5 2b, Jayson Newman 1-3, Shea Kramer 1-3, Jaxon Hallmark 0-3 sb r ... Duluth: Tony Monroy 4-5 sb rbi-2 r-2, Nicholas Sogard 2-5 sb rbi-3 r, John Lagattuta 3-5 rbi r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Corey Binger 1-3-5-3-2-0, Braxton Johns 4-7-3-3-0-1, Sir Gomez 2.2-5-3-0-0-2, Hallmark 0.1-1-0-0-0-1 ... Duluth: Zac Shoemaker (W) 6-5-2-1-2-2, Parker Hanson 1-1-0-0-1-2, Colan Treml 1-2-0-0-0-0, Monroy 1-0-0-0-1-1
Duluth 7, Willmar 4
Duluth scored four runs in the fifth to take control of the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in Duluth.
Willmar's Davis Elliot had two hits, including a triple, and he drove in a run. Jaxon Hallmark drove in a pair of runs.
Willmar 100 010 002-4 7 3
Duluth 011 040 10x-7 8 1
Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 0-3 r, Tyler Reichenborn 1-4, John Trousdale 1-3, Caleb Ricca 2-3 r, Eric Yang 1-4 r, Davis Elliot 2-4 3b rbi r, Jaxon Hallmark 0-2 rbi-2 ... Home: Justin Mitchell 2-4 2b rbi-2 r, Trevin Esquerra 1-1 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Visitor: Noah Fluman (L) 4.1-5-6-4-4-2, Michael Cartwright 3.2-3-1-1-5-4 ... Duluth: Troy Newell (W) 7-5-2-2-1-6, Tyler Cassmeyer 1.1-2-2-2-2-2, Kyle Mora 0.2-0-0-0-0-0
Rochester 5, 11 inn.
The Willmar Stingers got hot late, scoring five runs in the top of the 11th inning and downing Rochester in Rochester on Tuesday night.
In the 11th, tied 5-5, the Stingers loaded the bases and Richie Garcia singled in the go-ahead run. A walk, a wild pitch, a Caleb Ricca RBI single and Matt Rudick's sacrifice fly made it 10-5.
In the bottom of the 11th, Willmar reliever Brady Claunch set the Honkers down in order.
Reichenborn had four hits, including a home run and a double, and he drove in three runs. Ricca and Rudick both had two hits and drove in runs.
Willmar 002 000 003 00-5 12 3
Rochester 100 000 112 00-5 10 1
Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 3-6 rbi r-2, Tyler Reichenborn 4-7 hr 2b rbi-3 r-2, Eli Wilson 1-4 2b r, John Trousdale 2-5 2b r, Eric Yang 1-5 r, Richie Garcia 1-6 rbi r, Jaxon Hallmark 0-0 rbi r-2 bb-2, Caleb Ricca 3-5 rbi, Sebastian Samuels 1-3, Nic Hernandez 1-5 rbi ... Rochester: Jaylon McLaughlin 3-6 r , Alex McGarry 3-5 2b rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jonathan McKinney 6-5-1-1-1-6, Nick Mears 1-2-1-1-1-2, Jayson Newman 2-3-3-1-0-3, Bryant Claunch (W) 2-1-0-0-1-1 ... Rochester: David Lemasters 6-7-2-2-1-5, Z. Sundine 2-0-0-0-3-4, Kevin West 1-4-3-3-0-1, Connor Barrett (L) 1.1-5-5-5-4-0, Nate Webb 0.2-1-0-0-0-0
Hutchinson 2, Willmar 1
Hutchinson's Lane Glaser won in an old-fashioned pitchers duel Wednesday night. He allowed just three hits and a one run in the third inning for the win.
Teammate Mitchell Reiner provided some offensive support, slugging a game-winning solo home run in the sixth inning. Willmar's Tyler Johnson took the loss despite a complete game performance with seven strikeouts.
Hutchinson 100 001 0-2 9 1
Willmar 001 000 0-1 3 0
Hitting - Hutchinson: Mitchell Reiner 2-3 hr rbi r, Austin Dettman 2-4 2b r ... Willmar: Caleb Ditmarson 1-3 sb, Caleb Owens 0-2 rbi, Jack Baumgart 1-3, Jon Borman 1-3, Avery Smith 0-1 sb r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hutchinson: Lane Glaser (W) 7-3-1-1-4-2 ... Willmar: Tyler Johnson (L) 7-9-2-2-1-7
Granite Falls 14, Willmar 3
Granite Falls took advantage of 12 walks and added nine hits of their own to ease past the Willmar Rails Wednesday night in Granite Falls.
Jordan Odegard led the Kilowatts with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate that included three stolen bases and three runs scored.
Willmar 010 000 2-3 4 1
Granite Falls 213 242 x-14 9 2
Hitting - Willmar: Nick Bergeson 1-4 rbi, Braydon Sunder 2-3 sb-2 r, Tanner Thunstedt 1-1 r, Cam Melin 0-2 r, Dustin Overcash 0-3 rbi ... Granite Falls: Zac Envoldson 1-3 rbi r-3, Austin Friese 1-1, Jordan Odegard 2-3 sb-3 r-3, Kyle TeBeest 0-0 r, Cam Vien 2-4 rbi-3 r, Markus Kranz 0-3 sb r, Colten Vien 1-4 rbi r, Brandon Grund 1-2 sb rbi r, Cole Richter 1-1 sb rbi-3 r-2, Lucas Kruse -2 rbi, Koltyn Louwagie 0-1 rbi, Josh Anderson 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Tanner Thunstedt (L) 4.2-7-12-10-8-5, Cam Melin 1.1-2-2-2-4-3 ... Granite Falls: Colten Vien (W) 6-3-1-0-2-10, Cam Vien 1-1-2-2-2-0
SH/MACCRAY 4, Redwood Falls 2
Sacred Heart/MACCRAY's Jack Howard and Riley Cronen combined to allow just two Redwood Falls runs on Wednesday. Howard got the win and Cronen worked 2-1/3 innings to get the save.
Ryler Rice and Trent Kjersten both had two hits and Howard drove in a run.
SH/MACCRAY 110 100 1-4 9 2
Redwood Falls 001 010 0-2 6 2
Hitting - Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Trent Kjersten 2-4 sb r, Corbin Wohlman 1-3 r, Jack Howard 1-4 2b rbi, Tony Froland 1-3, Spencer Wohlman 1-4 r, Gabe Henker 1-3 r, Tyler Rice 2-3 sb-2 rbi, Jacob Grund 0-0 rbi ... Redwood Falls: Jaden VanHee 1-2 rbi, Cole Woodfotd 1-4 2b r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Jack Howard (W) 4.2-6-2-2-3-4, Riley Cronen (Sv) 2.1-0-0-0-1-4 ... Redwood Falls: Bryant Haas (L) 4.1-9-3-3-1-2, TJ Crews 1.2-0-1-0-2-0, Carter Guetter 1-0-0-0-0-1
Albany 5, Litchfield 0
Albany blanked Litchfield Tuesday night thanks to a strong performance on the mound by Jordan Schiffler. Litchfield managed five hits to Albany's seven.
Litchfield pitcher Owen Boerema was tagged with the loss for his six innings of work but managed three of his team's hits from the plate. Schiffler was economical with his pitches, needing just 80 to get through the game.
Litchfield 000 000 0-0 5 1
Albany 103 010 x-5 7 2
Hitting - Litchfield: Afton Kaping 1-3, Joe Pennertz 1-3, Owen Boerema 3-4 ... Albany: Adam Winkels 1-3 2b rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Boerema (L) 6-7-5-4-2-6 ... Albany: Jordan Schiffler (W) 7-5-0-0-1-1