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Stingers sweep Rox in weekend series

The Cornbelt League All-Stars fell to the Tomahawk East League All-Stars 4-3 in a 12-inning game on Friday in Milroy. The Cornbelt All-Stars are shown in the photo. Submitted

WILLMAR - The Willmar Stingers pulled off two wins over St. Cloud on the weekend, defeating the Rox 7-3 on Sunday in Willmar and taking a 7-6 victory in 11 innings on Saturday in St. Cloud in a Northwoods League home-and-home series.

On Sunday, Corey Binger allowed just five hits and struck out five over eight innings to get the win.

John Trousdale hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning—his second homer in the series—and he finished with four RBIs. Matt Rudick had three hits.

On Saturday, Matt Rudick hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning and Ben Mora, working his second inning in relief, got two strikeouts and a flyout in the bottom of the inning to get the win.

Trousdale and and Nic Hernandez also hit home runs and the trio combined to drive in six of Willmar's seven runs.

Willmar 7,

St. Cloud 3

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Willmar 200 031 10x-7 9 1

Hitting - St. Cloud: Bobby Seymour 2-4 r, Connor Aube 2-4 2b rbi-2 ... Willmar: Matt Rudick 3-5 r, Tyler Reichenborn 0-3 r, Nic Hernandez 1-4 r, Sebastian Samuels 1-1, Eli Wilson 1-2 r-2, John Trousdale 1-4 hr rbi-4 r, Caleb Ricca 1-3, Shea Kramer 1-2 rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Cloud: Kenny Saenz (L) 5-5-5-5-5-7, Sergio Esparza 1-2-1-0-0-0, Jake Stevenson 2-2-1-1-2-1 ... Willmar: Corey Binger (W) 8-5-0-0-0-5, Dylan Oliver 1-3-3-1-2-1

Saturday's Result

Willmar 7, St. Cloud 6

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St. Cloud 001 004 001 00-6 9 3

Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 2-6 hr rbi r-2, Tyler Reichenborn 2-5 2b r, Nic Hernandez 3-5 hr rbi-3 r-2, John Trousdale 1-4 hr rbi-2 r-2, Caleb Ricca 2-4, E Yang 1-5 rbi, Sebastian Samuels 2-5 ... St. Cloud: Ryan Weisenberg 3-5 hr 2b rbi-2 r-2, Connor Aube 2-5 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Louie Varland 6-6-5-5-4-2, Nick Mears 2-0-0-0-0-1, Jake Drew 1-3-1-1-0-1, Ben Mora (W) 2-0-0-0-0-3 ... St. Cloud: Zach Lauzon 7-8-5-5-2-4, Landon Clifton 2-3-1-1-1-1, Hance Smith 2-2-1-1-0-4

Legion Baseball

Kerkhoven 12,

Willmar 9

Kerkhoven put together big innings in the third and fourth and scored the deciding runs in the sixth in a win over Willmar.

Kerkhoven 005 403 0-12 9 3

Willmar 111 501 0-9 10 5

Hitting - Kerkhoven: Dylan Rudningen 2-5 rbi-2 r-2, Caleb Collins 1-4 r-2, Ryan Torkelson 0-3 rbi-2 r-2, Reagan Carlson 3-3 rbi-2 r-3, Brandon Rasmusson 1-5, Ethan Hauge 1-2 rbi-2 r, Kyle Meyer 0-2 r, Josh Peterson 1-3 2b rbi, Cade Melin 0-1 rbi r ... Willmar: Caleb Owens 2-5 r, Tyler Johnson 2-3 2b rbi r-3, Andy Schultz 1-2 r, Jack Baumgart 2-3 rbi-2 r, Jon Broman 1-2 rbi-2, Drey Dirksen 1-3 hr rbi-2 r, Caleb Ditmarson 0-2 r, Avery Smith 1-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kerkhoven: Rudningen 3.2-6-8-3-5-3, Rasmusson (W) 3-4-1-1-5-2 ... Willmar: Ditmarson (L) 4-7-9-5-3-5, Grant Bangen 1-2-3-1-3-1, Zak Madsen 1-0-0-0-0-1

VFW Baseball

Mankato 5, Willmar 1

Mankato's Brandon Schendel allowed an unearned run on three hits and struck out seven in a win over Willmar.

Willmar 000 100 0-1 3 2

Mankato 300 101 x-5 7 2

Hitting - Willmar: Andrew Baumgart 1-2, Jett Solanek 1-3 2b, Tanner Bauman 1-3 rbi ... Mankato: Nick Stoffel 2-4 r-3, Nah Bruggerman 1-2 rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Dalton Ogdahl (L) 5-7-4-3-4-2, Sam Huseby 1-0-1-0-1-1 ... Mankato: Brandon Schendel (W) 7-3-1-0-0-7

Amateur Baseball

Raymond 8,

Granite Falls 1

Justin Koenen homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Tyler Steen also homered in Raymond's win over Granite Falls on Sunday.

The Rockets play host to Willmar at 2 p.m. Sunday in Raymond's annual Hall of Fame game.

Granite Falls 001 000 000-1 7 2

Raymond 030 202 01x-8 13 0

Hitting - Granite Falls: Zak Enevoldsen 3-4, Cam Vien 2-4 2b rbi, Cole Richter 1-4 2b, Brandon Grund 1-4 ... Raymond: Justin Koenen 4-5 hr 2b rbi-3, Tyler Steen 2-2 hr rbi-2, Jordan Smith 1-4, Joe Schlagel 1-3, Calvin Kosminskas 2-4 2b, Eric Hulterstrum 1-4 2b, Jon Broman 1-1, Brett Swanson 1-4 2b, Brandon Wedel 0-2 rbi sf, John Sawatzky 0-1 rbi sf

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Christian Kanten (L) 7-12-7-6-3-4, Enevoldsen 1-1-1-1-2-1 ... Raymond: Sawatzky (W) 6-4-1-1-3-7, Kosminskas 1-2-0-0-0-4, Zach Nelson 1-0-0-0-0-2

Starbuck 6,

Paynesville 1

Colin Richards worked a strong eight innings, striking out 13 in Starbuck's win over Paynesville.

Paynesville 000 000 001-1 4 3

Starbuck 100 020 210-6 8 0

Hitting - Paynesville: Grant Fuchs 1-4 rbi, Josh Bungum 1-3 ... Starbuck: Michael Gruber 2-5 rbi-2 r-2, Andrew Toop 1-4, Mike Kragenbring 2-4, Colin Richards 0-2 r-2, Jack Hendrickson 0-3 r, Matt Gruber 2-3 rbi, Darion Alexander 1-3 rbi-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Andrew Kramer (L) 7-7-5-3-1-5, Grady Fuchs 1-1-1-1-3-1 ... Starbuck: Richards (W) 8-2-0-0-1-13, Michael Gruber 1-2-1-1-0-0

Starbuck 5,

Green Isle 4

Michael Gruber had three hits and Mike Andreas drove in three runs in Starbuck's win over Green Isle.

Green Isle 000 020 200-4 8 1

Starbuck 103 010 00x-5 11 2

Hitting - Green Isle: Not provided ... Starbuck: Andrew Toop 1-5, Michael Gruber 3-5 r-2, Austin Versteeg 1-2 r, Mike Andreas 1-5 rbi-3 r, Mike Kragenbring 2-4, Justin Amundson 1-1, Darion Alexander 1-2 rbi r, Jackson Hendrickson 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Green Isle: Not provided ... Starbuck: Toop (W) 6-7-4-3-7-4, Shawn Stumpf 1-0-0-0-0-1, Brian Gruber 2-1-0-0-0-1

Milroy 3,

Bird Island 0

Milroy's Tyler Vaughn fired a four-hitter and struck out 10 in Milroy's victory over Bird Island.

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Milroy 001 100 10x-3 6 1

Hitting - Bird Island: Ben Steffel 1-4, Dylan Gass 1-4, James Woelfel 1-4 ... Milroy: Andy Schmidt 3-4 2b-2 rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Logan Nissen (W) 6-4-2-2-3-10, Logan Sandgren 2-2-1-1-1-1 ... Milroy: Tyler Vaughn (W) 9-4-0-0-1-10

Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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