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Bynum slam leads Larks over Stingers

WILLMAR - Bismarck's Scooter Bynum hit a grand slam in the third inning and Willmar never recovered, falling to the Larks 7-4 in a Northwoods League game on Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

WILLMAR - Bismarck's Scooter Bynum hit a grand slam in the third inning and Willmar never recovered, falling to the Larks 7-4 in a Northwoods League game on Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Bynum connected off Stingers' starter Hayden Petrovick, who struggled with his control in 3-2/3 innings. Petrovick gave up five hits and walked five, and the Larks touched him for three more runs in the fourth inning.

Willmar's Myles Smith worked 5-1/3 strong innings in relief, allowing a hit and two walks while striking out six.

The Stingers mounted a mini rally in the late innings against Larks starter and winner Tyler Steele, but Jeff Lindren pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save.

Willmar's Tyler Reichenborn had two hits and Brady Shockey and Nate Sterijevski both drove in runs.

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The Stingers wrap a two-game set against the Larks at 7:05 p.m. today at Taunton before opening a home-and-home set against Mankato at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Taunton. The Stingers and MoonDogs travel to play a 6:05 p.m. game on Sunday in Mankato.

Bismarck 7, Willmar 4

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Hitting - Bismarck: Wyatt Ulrich 2-4 2b rbi r-2, Scooter Bynum 1-5 gs rbi-4 r ... Willmar: Marcus Still 1-4 r, Brady Shockey 1-3 rbi r, Nate Sterijevski 1-4 rbi, Eli Wilson 1-3, Tyler Reichenborn 2-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bismarck: Tyler Steele (W) 8-6-4-1-0-2, Jeff Lindgren (Sv) 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Willmar: Hayden Petrovick (L) 3.2-5-7-7-5-3, Myles Smith 5.1-1-0-0-2-6

Legion Baseball

Willmar 10, EVW 0

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Brady Bauman fired a two-hitter and Willmar Post 167 took care of Eden Valley-Wakins in six innings on Thursday in Willmar.

Bauman retired the first nine hitters he faced, but which time Post 167 led 7-0. He finished with just two walks and he struck out seven.

Bauman also was 3-for-3 and Avery Smith was 3-for-4 and scored three runs.

Post 167 plays host to Morris at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

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Hitting - Eden Valley-Watkins: Matt Schindler 1-3, Blain Fodstad 1-2 ... Willmar: Sam Vreeman 1-2 r, Brandon Elseth 1-1, Brayden Sunder 1-3 r-2, Jack Baumgart 1-4, Matt Flaig 0-4 r, Avery Smith 3-4 r-3, Brady Bauman 3-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Andrew Bautch (L) 2.2-5-7-na-5-5, Schindler 3.1-5-3-na-1-3 ... Willmar: Bauman (W) 6-2-0-0-2-7

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Farifax 5, SH/M 0

Gustavo Munoz drove in a run and scored twice and he also threw a two-hitter and struck out 10 in Fairfax' win over Sacred Heart/MACCRAY on Thursday.

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Hitting - Fairfax: Gustavo Munoz 2-4 rbi r-2, Jacob Unger 1-4 rbi-2 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Ben Henker 1-1, Tony Froland 1-2, Colton Ammermann 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Fairfax: Munoz (W) 7-3-0-0-2-10 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Spencer Wohlman (L) 5.1-1-3-1-2-1, Froland 1.2-3-2-2-1-1

Montevideo 14, Canby 3

Montevideo scored six runs in the first inning and Canby was in dire straits on Thursday night in Montevideo.

Montevideo needed just four hits to plate its runs. Seth Kuno had a hit and drove in three runs, Jackson Snell and Noah Buseman both drove in two runs and Ibrahim Carson had a hit and an RBI. Max Carruth allowed three unearned runs and struck out four to get the win.

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Hitting - Canby: Adam Durfee 2-3 2b rbi-2 r ... Montevideo: Jackson Snell 1-2 rbi-2, Noah Buseman 1-2 rbi-2 r-2, Seth Kuno 1-2 rbi-3, Ibrahim Carson 1-2 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Canby: Blaine Merritt (L) 0.1-2-6-5-3-0, Braeden Full 1-2-3-3-0-1, Tyler Kack 1.2-0-3-0-3-2, Riley Kockelman 1-0-2-0-0-0 ... Montevideo: Max Carruth (W) 5-5-3-0-0-4

VFW Baseball

Willmar 10, New Ulm 2

Bryan Weidemann allowed just two unearned runs in a complete game and and eight Willmar hitters drove in runs in Post 1639's win on Thursday at Swansson Orange.

Caleb Owens had two hits, including a double, he drove in a run and scored twice. Wade Fischer and Nate Spencer also had doubles and drove in runs.

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Hitting - New Ulm Gold: Nomeier 1-3 2b ... Willmar: Caleb Owens 2-4 2b rbi r-2, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-3 r, Nate Spencer 1-1 2b rbi r, Drey Dirksen 1-3 rbi r, AJ Backes 1-1 rbi, Andy Schultz 1-3 rbi r-2, Isaiah Riemersma 0-2 r, Tanner Bauman 0-2 rbi r, Wade Fischer 1-3 2b rbi, Ashton Gregory 0-1 bb-2, Bryan Weidemann 1-3 rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Ulm Gold: Portner (L) 5.2-7-9-3-3-6, Kimm 0.1-2-1-1-9-0 ... Willmar: Weidemann (W) 7-6-2-0-0-3

Amateur Baseball

Sacred Heart 5, GF 2

Jeremy Hinderks pitched a strong game and Sacred Heart took advantage of 13 Granite Falls walks to earn a win on Wednesday night at Richter Field in Granite Falls.

Hinderks allowed one earned run on six hits and he struck out 13.

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Hitting - Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 2-4, Mike Nelson 0-2 rbi r, Jarrod Holmgren 1-2, Jeremy Hinderks 1-3, Shane Freiborg 1-3 rbi r, Mike Kuschel 1-1, Colin Thompson 1-2 r, Mike Johnson 1-3 rbi r ... Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 1-4 r, Brandon Grund 1-2, Craig Listul 2-4 2b, Jordan Thompson 1-4 2b rbi, King Richter 1-4

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart: Hinderks (W) 9-6-2-1-2-13 ... Granite Falls: Chase Richter (L) 6-7-4-3-5-3, Derek Dyrdahl 0.2-0-1-1-4-1, Austin Vikander 2.1-1-0-0-4-1

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