WILLMAR - The Tri-Town BlackSox came to Willmar as a fill-in opponent on Wednesday and they left with a W.
Tri-Town's David Kingery worked a complete game and Connor Barker doubled in a pair of insurance runs in a three-run third as the BlackSox defeated Willmar Legion Post 167 4-1 at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Willmar was scheduled to play Montevideo, which cancelled, and Tri-Town agreed to fill in.
Kingery allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out four.
Barker had two of the BlackSox four hits.
Tri-Town took a lead in the first when Jaren Kaddatz reached on an error and Kobe Holtz singled. Holtz was out at second on Josh Kingery's fielder's choice, but Kingery and Kaddatz then pulled off a double steal, with Kaddatz sliding home safely for a 1-0 lead.
Willmar tied the game in the bottom of the first when Caleb Owens walked, stole second, reached third on a ground out and scored on Caleb Ditmarson's line-drive double to center.
Tri-Town regained the lead in the third when Shelby Shoen beat out an infield single, took second on an error and reached third tagging up on a fly out. He scored on a passed ball.
Holtz followed with a walk and Josh Kingery was hit by a pitch. Barker drove home both when he laced a double to left, making it 4-1 BlackSox.
Willmar put runners on in the third and sixth innings but couldn't get them around. In the seventh, Post 167's Ashton Gregory doubled with one out but Kingery got a pair of fly ball outs to end the game.
Tri-Town 103 000 0-4 3 1
Willmar 100 000 0-1 4 3
Hitting - Tri-Town: Jaren Kaddatz 0-3 r, Kobe Holtz 1-2 r, Josh Kingery 0-2 r, Connor Barker 1-3 2b rbi-2, Shelby Shoen 1-3 r ... Willmar: Caleb Owens 0-3 r, Drey Dirksen 1-3, Caleb Ditmarson 1-3 2b rbi, Ashton Gregory 1-3 2b, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-3 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tri-Town: David Kingery (W) 7-4-1-1-2-4 ... Willmar: Bryan Weidemann (L) 7-3-4-3-1-8
Matt Gruber had three hits and drove in three runs and Michael Gruber had two hits, an RBI and scored three runs in the Stars' win over the Rails on Wednesday.
Willmar's Jon Carlos Morales had two hits and drove in a run and Tyler Johnson had two hits and scored a run.
Willmar 010 100 002-4 7 4
Starbuck 220 500 02x-11 12 3
Hitting - Willmar: Cam Melin 1-4 r, Tyler Johnson 2-4 r, Jack Baumgart 1-3 r, Andrew Clancy 0-3 r, Jon Carlos Morales 2-4 rbi, Diego Bermudez 1-3 ... Starbuck: Michael Gruber 2-4 rbi r-3, Matt Gruber 3-4 2b rbi-3 r-2, Mike Kragenbring 1-5, Austin Versteeg 1-4 rbi-2, Mike Andreas 2-4 2b rbi, Jackson Hendrickson 1-3, Justin Amundson 1-4 r-2, Darion Alexander 0-1 r, Connor Westberg 1-4 r-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Johnson (L) 4-7-9-5-2-1, Wade Adamson 1-0-0-0-0-1, Baumgart 3-5-2-2-0-2 ... Starbuck: Matt Gruber 3-3-1-1-0-1, Michael Gruber (W) 3-4-1-1-0-3, Andreas 3-0-2-0-1-2
Bird Island 10,
Tyler Hebrink homered, doubled and drove in three runs in Bird Island's seven-inning win over Glencoe on Wednesday.
Three Bullfrogs pitchers teamed up on a four-hitter.
Bird Island 050 002 3-10 14 0
Glencoe 000 000 0-0 4 4
Hitting - Bird Island: Dylan Gasss 2-5 rbi-2 r, Logan Swann 3-5 2b r, Tyler Hebrink 3-5 hr, 2b rbi-3 r-2, Shawn Dollerschell 1-4 r, Jack Peppel 1-4 rbi r, James Woelfel 2-3 rbi-2 r-, Reed Stadther 2-3 rbi-2 r ... Glencoe: Jacob Christianson 1-2, Cameron Chap 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Jared Dettmann 3-1-0-0-2-6, Ben Steffel (W) 3-1-0-0-1-6, Casey Lewandoski 1-2-0-0-0-2 ... Glencoe: Cole Peterson (L) 5-9-5-3-5-4, Cole Trebesch 2-5-5-3-1-1
St. Cloud 7
The Willmar Stingers rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth and defeated the St. Cloud Rox on Wednesday at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.
Two bases-loaded walks and a wild pitch led to the three Stingers runs in the ninth.
Willmar led 5-2 heading into the sixth but St. Cloud scored twice in the sixth and three more times in the seventh to take a 7-5 lead.
Willmar's Sam Baier had two hits, drove in a run and scored three times, Brendon Boissiere had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and Justin King, Noah Haupt and Tyler Bosetti all had RBIs.
The Stingers return to Willmar to take on Rochester in a two-game set beginning at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Willmar 320 000 003-8 7 0
St. Cloud 010 102 300-7 9 1
Hitting - Willmar: Sam Baier 2-4 rbi r-3, Brandon Boissiere 2-3 2b rbi r, Justin King 0-3 rbi r bb-2, Noah Haupt 1-5 rbi, Tyler Bosetti 0-3 rbi, Chase Stanke 1-5, Andrew Lucas 1-4 r ... St. Cloud: Jordan Barth 3-4 2b r-2, Garret Delano 1-4 hr rbi-2 r, Cam Kline 1-2 hr rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Trevor Divinski 6-6-4-4-0-3, Augie Sylk 0.2-1-3-3-2-1, Austin Reich 1.1-2-0-0-0-2, Aldo Fernandez 1-0-0-0-1-1 ... St. Cloud: Hance Smith (L)