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PHOTOS: Stingers defeat Waterloo Bucks, Sunday, July 24, 2022

Willmar won 13-2 with a 10-run eighth inning.

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Waterloo Bucks catcher TJ McCormick V tries to chase down Stingers' Aidan Byrne in a Northwoods League game on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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WILLMAR — The Stingers scored 10 runs in the eighth inning against the Waterloo Bucks en route to a 13-2 victory on Sunday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Zac Corbin, a redshirt freshman at Kennesaw State University, started the scoring in the eighth inning. He hit a two-run home run before the Stingers tacked on eight more.

Will Busch led Willmar in RBIs (4) and hits (3). JT Navyac recorded a team-high three walks.

Mitch Gutknecht threw four scoreless innings, recording two strikeouts and allowing zero hits. He earned his first win this season.

The Stingers are third overall in the Northwoods League this season with a 32-16 record.

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The two teams ahead of Willmar in wins are the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (42) and the St. Cloud Rox (35).

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Stingers starting pitcher Sam Malec fires a warm up pitch toward home plate in a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers first baseman Jakob Christian flips the ball toward pitcher Sam Malec in a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Josh Fitzgerald smiles after reaching third base for the Stingers in a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers right fielder Joey Walls makes contact at the plate during a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers shortstop Aidan Byrne celebrates after scoring a run during a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Zac Corbin celebrates as he reaches home after hitting a two-run home run against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers third baseman JT Navyac (left) high fives teammate Joey Walls (right) during a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers teammates Will Safford (left) and Jakob Christian (right) touch gloves in a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers field manager Freddy Smith smiles while talking to Joey Walls during a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Stingers pitcher Brian Baker holds up a fist in the dugout during a game against the Waterloo Bucks on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

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