Local Roundup: Stingers split pair of weekend games

WILLMAR - Justin King homered and Daniel Walsh had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Willmar Stingers to a 10-5 win over Mankato on Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

WILLMAR - Justin King homered and Daniel Walsh had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Willmar Stingers to a 10-5 win over Mankato on Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Garret Rukes went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out four, to get the win.

The Stingers' Chase Stanke had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run and Sam Baier and King also had two hits. Kaden Fowler doubles in a run.

The Stingers are 14-7 and lead the Great Plains division by 1-1/2 games over Rochester.

Willmar and the MoonDogs play again at 6:35 p.m. Monday in Mankato.


Willmar 10,

Mankato 5

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Willmar 112 003 21x-10 12 0

Hitting - Mankato: Dayton Dooney 3-4 rbi r-2, Michael Perez 2-3 hr rbi-3 r ... Willmar: Sam Baier 2-5 r-2, Daniel Walsh 3-4 2b rbi-2 r, Noah Haupt 0-5 rbi r, Chase Stanke 2-5 2b rbi r, Brandon Bohning 1-4 r, Justin King 2-2 hr rbi r-2, Branden Boissiere 0-2 r, Andrew Lucas 1-4 rbi, Kaden Fowler 1-1 2b rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Mankato: Nick Hull (L) 5-5-4-4-3-2, Jimmy Larson 1.2-5-5-5-1-0, Shane Barringer 1.1-2-1-1-1-2 ... Willmar: Garret Rukes (W) 6-3-2-2-0-4, Christopher Peres 1-6-3-3-0-1, Aldo Fernandez 1-0-0-0-0-0

Sunday's Result

La Crosse 3,


Willmar 1

Three Loggers pitchers combined to shut down the Stingers on Saturday in Willmar.

The Stingers' Noah Haupt had two hits and drove in the Stingers' lone run in the fourht inning.

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Hitting - La Crosse: Brett Hawkins 2-3 2b, Levi Usher 1-4 r ... Willmar: John Trousdale 1-3 r, Noah Haupt 2-3 rbi, Cal Elvers 1-4, Brandon Bohning 1-3, Brenden Boissiere 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - La Crosse: Zach Pronschinske (W) 6-4-1-1-5-4, Jack Delmore 2.2-2-0-0-0-2, Jared Freilich (Sv) 0.1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Willmar: Bradley Kinsey (L) 5-4-3-1-4-1, Augie Sylk 1-0-0-0-0-0, Austin Reich 3-1-0-0-0-6

Amateur Baseball


Marshall 19,

Willmar 2

Marshall put runs up early and defeated the Willmar Rails on Sunday in Marshall.

Willmar Andrew Clancy had three hits, including a double and Nicke Bergeson had a hit and drove in a run.

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Marshall 222 616 x-19 16 1

Hitting - Willmar: Tanner Thunstedt 1-3, Cameron Melin 2-4 r, Andrew Clancy 3-4 2b, Nick Bergeson 1-3 rbi, Dustin Overcash 1-1 r, Diego Bermudez 1-3 2b rbi ... Marshall: Connor Winkelman 2-4 rbi-3 r, Ryan VaMoer 2-4 rbi-2 r-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Bergeson (L) 3.2-13-12-4-2-1, Thunstedt 1.2-2-6-5-3-2, Jon Carlos Morales 0.2-1-1-0-0-0 ... Marshall: Logan Tomasek (W) 5-7-2-2-2-6, Zach Olson 2-2-0-0-0-0

Bird Island 13,

Wabasso 1

A pair of five-run innings were the key blows struck by the Bullfrogs in their win on Sunday.

The Bullfrogs' Shawn Dollerschell had three hits and drove in a run, Logan Swan was 4-for-5 and drove in a run and Tyler Hebrink had two hits, drove in two and scored three.

Reed Stadther had two hits and drove in three runs and Colton Minkel had two hits, two RBIs and he scored twice.

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Wabasso 000 010 000-1 5 4

Hitting - Bird Island: Dylan Gass 1-6 r-2, Logan Swan 4-5 2b rbi r-2, Tyler Hebrink 2-5 rbi-2 r-3, Shawn Dollerschell 3-5 rbi r-2, Trevor Nissen 0-3 rbi r-2, Colton Minkel 2-4 rbi-2 r-2, Reed Stadther 2-4 rbi-3, Ben Steffel 0-5 rbi ... Wabasso: Kyle Jacobson 1-3 r, CJ Theis 1-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Jesse Bjur (W) 5-4-1-1-1-5, James Woelfel 3-0-0-0-2-3, Gass 1-1-0-0-0-3 ... Wabasso: Devon Liebl (L) 5-9-8-4-1-2, Kyle Lechner 2-1-0-0-0-1, Tony Franta 2-4-5-3-1-0

Saturday's Results

Willmar 5,

St. Joseph 4

Matt Flaig worked a complete game and the Willmar Rails took advantage of five St. Joseph errors to win on Saturday.

Sam Vreeman doubled and drove in a run and Tanner Thunstedt singled and drove in two runs.

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Willmar 200 001 02x-5 6 2

Hitting - St. Joseph: Hunter Blommer 3-5 2b rbi r, Brandon Bissett 2-3 rbi ... Willmar: Sam Vreeman 1-5 2b rbi, Drey Dirksen 1-4, Brayden Sunder 1-4, Cameron Melin 0-4 r-2, Caleb Ditmarson 0-4 r, Caleb Owens 1-3 rbi r, Tanner Thunstedt 1-3 rbi-2, Nick Bergeson 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Joseph: Tanner Aleshire (L) 8-6-5-0-1-6 ... Willmar: Matt Flaig (W) 9-9-4-3-2-9

Bird Island 5,

Luverne 3

Bird Island scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to down Luverne on Sunday.

The Bullfrogs' Trent Athmann homered and drove in two runs, Shawn Dollerschell had three hits and drove in a run and Jack Peppel drove in two runs.

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Hitting - Luverne: Ben Serie 3-5 rbi r, Skyler Wenninger 2-5 rbi r ... Bird Island: Trent Athmann 2-4 hr rbi-2 r, Logan Swan 2-4 2b r, Shawn Dollerschell 3-4 2b rbi r, Jack Peppel 1-4 rbi-2, Trevor Nissen 1-3, James Woelfel 2-4, Ben Steffel 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Luverne: Brooks Maurer 6-9-1-1-2-3, Wenninger (L) 1.2-3-4-4-2-20 ... Bird Island: Swan 3-4-1-1-3-3, Athmann 2-2-2-2-3-2, Casey Lewandoski 1-2-0-0-2-1, Dylan Gass (W) 2-3-0-0-1-3

Starbuck 3,

Elrosa 2

Strong pitching and a run scored on an error paced Starbuck in a win in 11 innings on Saturday.

Starbuck reliever Colin Richards allowed a hit and struck out eight in three scoreless innings, and Austin Versteeg allowed just a hit and a walk over the final five innings to get the win. Versteeg struck out nine.

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Hitting - Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 0-5 rbi r, Jackson Peter 2-4, Ethan Vogt 0-3 rbi, Brandon Roelike 1-5, Ryan Illies 1-4, Austin Imdieke 1-3 2b r ... Starbuck: Matt Gruber 2-5 2b r, Mike Kragenbring 1-4, Austin Versteeg 3-5 rbi r, Mike Andreas 2-5, Andrew Toop 0-4 rbi, Justin Amundson 1-4 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Elrosa: Aaron Vogt 6-7-1-1-1-5, Ethan Vogt (L) 4-3-2-1-3-3 ... Starbuck: Matt Gruber 3-3-2-1-2-1, Colin Richards 3-1-0-0-0-8, Austin Versteeg (W) 5-1-0-0-1-9

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