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Northwoods League: Stingers mash MoonDogs, 17-2

Willmar hammers out 20 hits for the victory at Mankato

MANKATO — Everyone in Willmar’s starting nine tallied a hit as the Stingers put up 20 hits in a 17-2 drubbing of the Mankato MoonDogs in Northwoods League play Tuesday at Franklin Rogers Park.

Brooks Lee and Jayson Newman did the most damage for Willmar. Both went 4-for-6. Lee had a double along with three runs and three RBIs. Newman came through with two runs, three RBIs and a triple.

Kyle Manzardo went 3-for-5 with four runs and four RBIs. Griffin Cheney was 2-for-3 with a solo home run to go with four runs, two RBIs and a solo home run to lead off the top of the second inning.

While the Stingers’ offense was blasting the ball around the park, starting pitcher Jack Zigan put together an effective start. Tossing 100 pitches over eight innings, Zigan struck out seven, holding the MoonDogs to six hits and one walk.

The two teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday for the Stingers’ home finale.

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Willmar 17, Mankato 2

Willmar 003 430 403-17 20 2
Mankato 010 010 000- 2 6 4
Hitting - Willmar: Griffin Cheney 2-3 hr r-4 rbi-2 bb-4 sb, Brooks Lee 4-6 2b r-3 rbi-3 bb, Kyle Manzardo 3-5 2b r-4 rbi-4 bb, Jayson Newman 4-6 3b r-2 rbi-3 sb, Cesar Lopez 2-5 r rbi-2 bb, Jake Meyer 1-5 2b rbi bb, Brennan McKenzie 2-6 rbi, Hunter Ranweiler 1-5 r-2 bb, Drey Dirksen 1-5 2b r rbi hbp … Mankato: Mikey Gottschalk 1-4, Michael Curialle 0-4 rbi sb-2, Tommy Beres 0-3 r bb, Jack Waletich 2-4, Patrick Timmer 2-4 r, Ethan Mocchi 0-2 rbi sf, Mitchell Massino 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jack Zigan (W, 2-2) 8-6-2-1-1-7, Ben Borman 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Mankato: Jayce Luna (L, 0-1) 4-11-7-6-2-4, Austin Brown 3-6-7-5-4-2, Mocchi 2-3-3-3-3-2
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