Stingers sweep Thunder Bay
WILLMAR -- Call them the streaky Stingers. Willmar's Northwoods League team won four games to open the second half of the North Division season, then lost five straight to fall below .500. Now the Stingers are riding another four-game winning str...
WILLMAR - Call them the streaky Stingers.
Willmar’s Northwoods League team won four games to open the second half of the North Division season, then lost five straight to fall below .500.
Now the Stingers are riding another four-game winning streak after wrapping up a six-game homestand with a a 7-2 win over Thunder Bay on Sunday night at Bill Taunton Stadium.
The Stingers are 8-5 in the second half, two games behind second-half leader St. Cloud (10-3). After a day off today, Willmar heads to St. Cloud to play two against the Rox beginning at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.
A lack of offense had been an issue during the Stingers’ losing skid but the bats have reawakened the last three days, which included a win over Rochester on Friday, and a sweep of a doubleheader with Thunder Bay on Saturday. Willmar scored 26 runs in its last four wins.
Reagan Fowler put a charge into the Stingers’ attack on Sunday, going 3-for-4, doubling twice and driving in three runs.
Ky Parrott was 2-for-4 and had two runs batted in.
Billy Quirke was 2-for-3 and scored once, and Brian Pruett was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Eddie Estrada also had a hit and drove in a run and Sean Beesley was 1-for-3 and scored twice.
Zach Strecker surrendered eight hits over six innings but limited the Border Cats to two runs to get the win.
Tyler House worked two scoreless innings and Jonathon Lycan struck out two in the ninth inning.