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Northwoods League: Willmar Stingers run roughshod on La Crosse

Stingers collect 18 hits in 20-3 road victory

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LA CROSSE, Wis. — After back-to-back losses, the Willmar Stingers made an emphatic return to the win column on Tuesday night.

In front of 2,504 fans at Copeland Park, each Willmar player got a hit in a 20-3 Northwoods League victory over the La Crosse Loggers.

Through two innings, the Stingers led 12-1. They finished the game with 18 hits compared to six for the host Loggers.

Leading the Willmar hit parade was leadoff batter Will Hodo. The University of Alabama freshman was 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs.

Jordan Sagedahl, a sophomore from South Dakota State and a BOLD High School grad, hit a grand slam in the seventh inning. It was Sagedahl’s fourth home run in nine games with the Stingers. He finished 2-for-4 with six RBIs, three runs and three walks.

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Joey Walls, Graysen Tarlow, Scott Anderson and Kole Krier also had two hits each for Willmar. Krier, a redshirt freshman from St. Cloud State by way of Maple Grove, belted a two-run homer in the top of the third.

Logan Samuels got his second victory of the season after pitching the first 5-1/3 innings. The University of Montevallo sophomore struck out 10 while giving up one run on two hits and two walks. He has a 2.84 ERA this summer.

Sitting at 24-6 in the second half, the Stingers begin a two-game series with the Bismarck Larks at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.

Willmar 20, La Crosse 3

Willmar       662   010   500-20   18   1
La Crosse   100   000   200-3   6   5
Hitting - Willmar: Will Hodo 4-6 r-2 rbi-2 hbp, Joey Walls 2-4 r rbi bb, Kyle Payne 1-1 r, Graysen Tarlow 2-6 r-2 rbi-2 bb, Scott Anderson 2-5 r-2 rbi-3 bb hbp, Jordan Sagedahl 2-4 hr r-3 rbi-6 bb-3, Carson Hake 1-6 2b r-2 rbi-2 bb, Jake Entrekin 1-6 2b r, Kole Krier 2-4 hr r-4 rbi-2 bb-2, Dalton Pearson 1-5 r-2 rbi bb… La Crosse: Jordan Donahue 1-5, Blaise Priester 1-4 hr r rbi, Bill Ralston 1-4, Alijah Acevedo 1-3 r bb, Ricky Reeth 2-3 2b rbi bb, Sam Siegel 0-3 rbi hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Logan Samuels (W, 2-1) 5.1-2-1-1-2-10, Michael Chevalier 3.2-4-2-1-4-2 … La Crosse: Sam Mettert (L, 2-3) 1-4-6-3-4-0, Brett Stuessel 1-4-6-5-2-0, Sam Siegel 4-7-3-3-1-4, Ralston 1.2-1-1-1-0-0, Reed Stallman 0.1-2-4-4-2-0, Jake Gebb 1-0-0-0-1-1

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