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NWL: Rochester drops Willmar back to .500

WILLMAR -- Sam Hall's two-run single broke a tie game in the eighth inning and lifted the Rochester Honkers over the Willmar Stingers 4-2 on Wednesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

WILLMAR - Sam Hall’s two-run single broke a tie game in the eighth inning and lifted the Rochester Honkers over the Willmar Stingers 4-2 on Wednesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
The Stingers fell back to the .500 mark at 7-7 in the Northwoods League North Division. They host the St. Cloud Rox 7:05 p.m. today.
Rochester’s Alex Shultz had three hits, including a base hit that tied the game 2-2 in the fifth inning.
It stayed knotted up until the eighth Joe DeRoche-Duffin doubled off Davis Adkins, and Shultz walked.
Zak Hoffman laid down a bunt that advanced both runners to set up Hall’s go-ahead hit.
The Stingers briefly held a 2-1 lead after Tyler Leffler and Ky Parrott walked and singled in the fourth.
Justin Thaxton drove in Leffler with a single, and Parrott scored on a wild pitch a batter later.
The Stingers had a chance to tie in the bottom of the ninth when Danny Palmiscno and Eddie Estrada drew consecutive two-out walks, but Dan Motl grounded out with a full count to end the game.
Andrew Towns struck out seven over six innings in a no-decision.
Beesley and Parrott each had two hits, including a double from Beesley, who also stole his 11th base of the season.

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