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Lorraine M. Essler
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Celeste S. Danielson
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January 27, 2016
Stingers name Passauer as field manager for 2016
WILLMAR — A familiar face will lead the 2016 Willmar Stingers. Matt Passauer has been named manager, succeeding Drew Saberhagen. Passauer was the Stingers’ pitching coach for two years under Saberhagen. “I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to come back to Willmar and...
January 27, 2016 - 11:37pm
December 25, 2015
NWL Baseball: Hosts with the most
A feeling of family leads two former Willmar Stingers players — both progressing to possible major league careers — to return to town to...
December 25, 2015 - 10:18pm
October 22, 2015
Estrada leads first group of 2016 Stingers signees
WILLMAR — The Willmar Stingers signed the first members of the 2016 team Thursday, led by former Litchfield star and current Minnesota Gopher Eddie Estrada. Estrada, who joined the Stingers in early June after Litchfield’s playoff run, turned into one of the Stingers best hitters,...
October 22, 2015 - 11:58pm
August 12, 2015
Stingers’ banner season comes to an abrupt end
WILLMAR — It’s been two years of highs and lows for Willmar Stingers manager Drew Saberhagen. In two seasons, he’s lead the Stingers...
August 12, 2015 - 10:23am
August 10, 2015
Video: Bill Taunton at Taunton Stadium
WILLMAR — The Duluth Huskies owned Willmar in their first five meetings this season, posting a 4-1 record against the Stingers. But Willmar...
August 10, 2015 - 12:00am
August 9, 2015
NWL: Stingers win in playoff warmup
WILLMAR — The Willmar Stingers set a franchise record with 47 wins, beating the Waterloo Bucks 5-3 on the final day of the regular season Sunday...
August 9, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 7, 2015
NWL: Stingers walk off Huskies in 10th
WILLMAR — Reagan Fowler’s two-out double in the bottom of the 10th drove in Eddie Estrada from first base and completed a comeback in the...
August 7, 2015 - 10:03pm
August 5, 2015
NWL: Six-run eighth propels Stingers
MANKATO — Keyed by Brian Pruett’s bases-clearing double, the Willmar Stingers exploded for six runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mankato MoonDogs 6-3 on Wednesday at Franklin Rogers Park. Mankato pitchers Mitch Kelly and Samuel Myers stymied the Stingers through seven...
August 5, 2015 - 10:39pm
August 4, 2015
NWL: Stingers shine in Showcase
MADISON, Wis. — The Warner Park scoreboard read Visiting Team I but the operator could have plugged in Willmar Stingers in the scoreline instead. Five Willmar players competed in one of two Major League Dreams Showcase games on Monday and the Stingers stole the show. Position...
August 4, 2015 - 9:48pm
NWL Baseball: MoonDogs stun Stingers in ninth
Eric Schenck-Joblinske hit a two-run, two-out home run off Willmar All-Star closer Brady Anderson, and the Mankato MoonDogs stunned the Stingers...
August 4, 2015 - 12:54am
August 2, 2015
Rox take 2 of 3 from Stingers
ST. CLOUD — The Willmar Stingers took one step forward and then took two steps backward over the weekend. Willmar opened a three-game series with the St. Cloud Rox by posting a 3-0 shutout on Saturday at home, but then fell twice on Sunday in St. Cloud, losing 6-2 in the first...
August 2, 2015 - 11:37pm
July 31, 2015
Stingers rally past Loggers
WILLMAR — A scoreless first frame didn’t set the tone of Friday’s Northwoods League inter-division game between the Willmar Stingers and...
July 31, 2015 - 11:49pm
July 30, 2015
Estrada gets it together
After a story-book start to his college baseball experience, Eddie Estrada found himself struggling, perhaps for the first time in his athletic...
July 30, 2015 - 11:46pm
Loggers trip up Stingers
WILLMAR — All three runs scored Thursday came on one home run for each team. Unfortunately for the Willmar Stingers, the La Crosse Loggers’...
July 30, 2015 - 11:40pm
July 29, 2015
NWL: Stingers take two from Alexandria
WILLMAR — The Willmar Stingers won their fourth straight game — third against Alexandria — winning both ends of a doubleheader 7-6 and 7-4 on Wednesday. Sean Beesley stole four bases and Storm Wilson drove in three runs in the nightcap, and Zach Strecker won his sixth game. The...
July 29, 2015 - 11:03pm