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Huskies fight off Stingers

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Stingers dug a big hole in the first inning, then let the game slip after tying it in the eighth inning and fell 8-7 to the Duluth Huskies in a Northwoods League game on Monday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

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(Tom Larson | Tribune) Willmar shortstop Tyler Leffler scoops up a ground ball during the Stingers’ Northwoods League game against the Duluth Huskies on Monday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. Duluth scored twice in the ninth inning to win 8-7.

WILLMAR - The Willmar Stingers dug a big hole in the first inning, then let the game slip after tying it in the eighth inning and fell 8-7 to the Duluth Huskies in a Northwoods League game on Monday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Two Stingers errors on double-play ground balls and a passed ball led to five first-inning runs, and Duluth’s Cal Stevenson two-run single in the ninth proved to be the game-winning hit after Willmar pulled even in the bottom of the eighth.

The Stingers are now 6-5 and 1-1/2 games behind the NWL North Division-leading Huskies. The Stingers continue their seven-game homestand against Rochester at 7:05 p.m. today at Taunton Stadium.

After their disasterous first inning, Willmar chipped away at the lead with single runs in the first and third innings.

The Stingers scored three runs in the sixth on a Ky Parrott sacrifice fly and RBI singles from Dan Motl and Danny Palmiscno. The tied it in the eighth on Motl’s RBI triple.

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After Stevenson put the Huskies ahead, the Stingers got a run back in the ninth on Storm Wilson’s solo home run.

 

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