Miscue helps Stingers down Honkers
WILLMAR - Matt Rudick figured into the go-ahead and insurance runs as the Willmar Stingers won their fourth-straight game with a 4-2 victory over Rochester on Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh, Rudick and Tyler Reichenborn both walked. With two outs, Eric Yang reached on a dropped third strike and Rudick scored on a Rochester error.
In the eighth, with Jaxon Hallmark on with a walk, Rudick doubled to drive in Hallmark.
Noah Fluman worked two innings in relief, striking out three. Trevor Divinski started and allowed an earned run on six hits in six innings. Ben Mora struck out the side in the ninth for the save.
Rudick had three hits and also scored a run, Reichenborn had two hits and Hallmark doubled and scored twice.
The Stingers and Honkers play the second game of a two-game set at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Taunton.
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Hitting - Rochester: Alex McGarry 3-4, Mike Peabody 1-3 r ... Willmar: Matt Rudick 3-5 2b rbi r, Tyler Reichenborn 2-4, John Trousdale 1-4, Eli Wilson 2-4 r, Eric Yang 1-3, Caleb Ricca 1-4 rbi, Joey Ortiz 1-3, Jaxon Hallmark 1-3 2b r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rochester: Cole Quintanilla 5-7-1-1-1-4, Zach Sundine (L) 1.2-4-2-1-1-1, Ryan Dorney 1.1-1-1-1-2-2 ... Willmar: Trevor Divinski 6-6-2-1-0-2, Noah Fluman (W) 2-1-0-0-0-3, Ben Mora (Sv) 1-0-0-0-0-3
Starbuck opened up Tuesday's ballgame with six runs in the sixth inning to top Willmar.
Willmar held an 8-4 advantage but committed six errors in a difficult day at the yard.
Ashton Gregory paced Post 1639 with a pair of hits, including a double, RBI and two runs scored.
Luke Barkeim helped out Starbuck with a hit and two runs scored.
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Starbuck 010 006 x-7 4 2
Hitting - Willmar: Tanner Bauman 1-2 r, Asaiah Smith 1-2, Ashton Gregory 2-4 2b rbi r-2, Jett Salonek 1-4, Dylan Arndorfer 1-3 2b rbi, Sam Huseby 0-1 rbi, Dalton Ogdahl 1-4, Jack Roehl 1-3 ... Starbuck: Aaron Versteeg 0-3 r, Dylan Jergenson 0-4 r, Darion Alexander 1-3 r, Luke Barkeim 1-3 rbi r-2, Jared Freese 0-3 rbi r, Grant Jensen 1-3 2b rbi r, Parker Holtberg 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Andrew Baumgart (L) 6-4-7-4-1-7 ... Starbuck: Alexander 5-6-2-1-2-6, Jergenson (W) 2-2-1-1-3-0
Montevideo scored five runs to top Kerkhoven in a close match Tuesday night in Montevideo.
John VanRavenswaay led Montevideo with three hits and scored twice, joining teammate Blaine Sederstrom with a multi-hit game.
Kerkhoven's Cade Melin and Ethan Hauge each tallied a pair of hits as well. Melin drove in both of Kerkhoven's runs.
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Montevideo 005 010 x-6 10 2
Hitting - Kerkhoven: Cade Melin 2-3 rbi-2, Brandon Rasmusson 1-3 2b, Christian Ditterich 1-3 r, Ethan Hauge 2-3 ... Montevideo: Chase Korte 1-1 r, Blaine Sederstrom 2-4 rbi r, Noah Buseman 1-2 r, John VanRavenswaay 3-3 r-2 rbi, Seth Kuno 1-3, Max Carruth 1-3 rbi, Hunter Ward 1-3 rbi, Tyler Blue 0-1 rbi, Cade Weber 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kerkhoven: Ryan Torkelson (L) 2.2-7-5-2-2-2, Weston Gjerde 3.1-3-1-1-1-0 ... Montevideo: Carruth (W) 6-5-2-0-3-6, VanRavenswaay 1-1-0-0-2-0