Stingers end skid with pair of weekend wins

In amateur ball, Willmar falls to Milroy in 14-inning marathon

WILLMAR - A couple of home games seem to be the right medicine for the Willmar Stingers.

The Stingers started the second half of the Northwoods League season with three-straight losses -- they lost four in a row, overall.

But Willmar righted its ship with a 7-2 win over St. Cloud on Saturday, then took the first game of a two-game, home-and-home set with Mankato 8-2 at Bill Taunton Stadium.

On Sunday, Brandon Bohning homered and drove in three runs and Sam Baier had two hits, including a double, and he and Justin King, Kevin Saenz and Kaden Fowler all drove in runs.

Stingers starter Christopher Peres was strong in his first start of the season after making seven relief appearances. He worked seven innings, allowing a run on four hits and striking out five.


Against St. Cloud on Saturday, Willmar broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh inning. Chase Stanke had two hits and drove in two runs and Branden Boissiere had a hit and two RBIs.

Starter John Bezdicek allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings and he struckout seven.

The Stingers travel to Mankato for a 6:35 p.m. game on Monday before hosting Duluth for a pair of 7:05 p.m. games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sunday’s Result

Willmar 8,

Mankato 2

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Hitting - Mankato: Adan Fernandez 1-4 rbi, Dayton Dooney 2-4 r … Willmar: Sam Baier 2-4 2b rbi r, Daniel Walsh 1-5 r, Justin King 1-2 rbi r-2, Branden Boissiere 2-4 r-2, Brandon Bohning 1-4 hr rbi-3 r, Tyler Bosetti 1-3, Kevin Saenz 0-2 rbi, Kaden Fowler 1-4 rbi , Andrew Lucas 1-4 3b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Mankato: Carter Rustad (L) 5-3-1-1-2-8, Jack Pilcher 1-3-4-4-2-0, Connor Campbell 1-1-2-1-1-0, Jimmy Larson 1-3-1-1-0-0 … Willmar: Christopher Peres (W) 7-4-1-1-1-5, Joel Cheatwood 2-3-1-1-0-3

Saturday’s Result

Willmar 7,

St. Cloud 2

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Willmar 010 001 41x-7 8 0
Hitting - St. Cloud: Gus Steiger 1-4 hr rbi-2 r … Willmar: Sam Baier 1-3 r-2 bb-2, Daniel Walsh 1-3 r bb-2, Branden Boissiere 1-3 rbi-2 r, Brandon Bohning 1-5 r, Chase Stanke 2-5 rbi-2 r, Tyler Bosetti 2-3 rbi r, Andrew Lucas 0-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Cloud: Ben Dotzler (L) 5-2-1-0-3-2, Max Rippl 1-2-3-3-2-3, Justin Wick 1-4-2-2-0-2, Drew Garrett 0-0-1-1-2-0, Hance Smith 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Willmar: John Bezdicek (W) 7-3-2-2-2-7, Aldo Fernandez 2-0-0-0-0-2

Amateur Baseball

Milroy 9,

Willmar 7

Eric Dolan’s two-run double in the top of the 14th inning was the winning blow for Milroy in a marathon against the Willmar Rails on Sunday.


Milroy reliever Matt Bauer allowed a walk in the bottom of the inning, but the Yankees erased the runner with a double play and Bauer got a pop out to end the game.

Willmar’s Jack Baumgart had two doubles and drove in two runs, Nick Bergeson had a hit and drove in a pair, Sam Vreeman had three hits, an RBI and scored twice and Gunnar Banks had two hits, an RBI and scored twice.

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Willmar 020 140 000 000 00-7 8 4
Hitting - Milroy: Andy Schmidt 3-4 2b-2 r-3, Brian Dolan 2-4 rbi-2 r, Eric Dolan 3-7 2b rbi-2 … Willmar: Jack Baumgart 2-5 2b rbi-2, Brayden Sunder 0-5 r, Andrew Clancy 0-6 r-2, Sam Vreeman 3-7 rbi r-2, Gunnar Banks 2-5 rbi r-2, Nick Bergeson 1-6 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Milroy: Ty Kemp 4-3-5-3-6-4, Nathan Deutz 9-5-2-2-4-11, Matt Bauer (W) 1-0-0-0-1-0 … Willmar: Tyler Johnson 3.2-1-4-0-7-5, Bryan Weidemann 4.1-7-3-2-1-3, Baumgart (L) 6-4-2-2-4-3

NL-Spicer 7,

NL-Sunburg 1

New London-Spicer’s Adam Nibaur allowed just two hits and struck out 10 in the Twins’ win over Norway Lake-Sunburg on Sunday.

The Twins’ Wyatt White had three hits and drove in a run and Mike Danielson doubled in two runs. Ben Kulset had three hits and scored a run.

The Lakers’ Weston Gjerde had two hits and James Cortez singled and drove in a run.

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Hitting - New London-Spicer: Jake Rambow 1-4 r-2, Austen Hadley 0-2 rbi, Mike Danielson 1-4 2b rbi-2, Wyatt White 3-4 2b rbi r, Jett Salonek 1-1, Scott Rambow 1-3 r, Dalton Rambow 0-3 rbi r, Ben Kulset 3-4 r … Norway Lake-Sunburg: Weston Gjerde 2-4, Brandin Dahl 1-3 r, James Cortez 1-1 rbi, Josh Peterson 1-4
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Adam Nibaur (W) 6-2-0-0-0-10, Patrick Courtney 3-3-1-1-3-3 … Norway Lake-Sunburg: Regan Carlson (L) 5-6-6-4-2-5, Justin Johnson 4-4-1-1-0-1


NL-Spicer 8,

St. Joseph 5

New London-Spicer rebounded from a three-run deficit with big innings in the fourth and fifth against St. Joseph on Saturday.

The Twins’ Jake Rambow and Wyatt White both had three hits and drove in runs, and Scott Rambow and Dalton Rambow both doubled and drove in two runs.

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NL-Spicer 200 230 01x-8 16 2
Hitting - St. Joseph: Tanner Aleshire 5-5 2b r-2, Peter Nelson 3-4 r … New London-Spicer: Jake Rambow 3-5 2b rbi r, Austen Hadley 2-5 r, Trent Pientka 1-1, Wyatt White 3-5 rbi r-2, Scott Rambow 1-3 2b rbi-2 r, Austin Rambow 1-1 2b, Josh Soine 2-4 r-2, Dalton Rambow 1-2 2b rbi-2 r, Derek Dolezal 1-4, Ben Kulset 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Joseph: Aleshire (L) 5-12-7-7-2-4, Greg Anderson 2.1-2-1-1-0-1, Lukas Nyberg 0.2-2-0-0-0-0 … New London-Spicer: Grant Bangen (W) 5.1-11-5-4-2-1, Mike Danielson 1.2-1-0-0-0-2, Pientka 2-4-0-0-0-3

Raymond 4,

Bird Island 3

Jordan Smith’s bases-loaded single in the eighth inning brought home the eventual winning run in Raymond’s victory on Sunday.

Smith had three hits, Tyler Steen hit a solo home run and Mike Jeseritz had three hits and an RBI.

Bird Island’s Tyler Hebrink doubled in a run.


Jose Rosario got the win in relief, allowing a run and one hit while striking out four in three innings.

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Raymond 000 210 01x-4 11 3
Hitting - Bird Island: Trent Athmann 1-2 r-2, Tyler Hebrink 1-4 2b rbi, Shawn Dollerschell 1-3 r, Riley Kramer 1-4, Colton Minkel 1-4 … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 3-5 rbi, Tyler Steen 1-2 hr rbi r-2, Jordan Smith 3-5 rbi, John Sawatzky 1-3 2b r, Eric Hulterstrum 2-4 2b rbi r, Brett Swanson 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Luke Kramer 6-9-3-3-1-6, Logan Sandgren 0-0-0-0-1-0, Ben Steffel (L) 1.1-1-1-1-2-0, Casey Lewandoski 0.2-2-0-0-0-0 … Raymond: Cole Christensen 6-4-2-0-4-7, Jose Rosario (W) 3-1-1-1-1-4

Marshall 5,

Granite Falls 4

Granite Falls and Marshall didn’t really need eight of the nine innings they played on Sunday.

The teams scored all nine of the game’s runs in the fifth inning, with the Kilowatts falling just a run short.

Granite Falls’ Bennett Knapper and Jordan Odegard both had a hit and an RBI.

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Hitting - Marshall: Zach Olson 3-5 hr rbi-3 r, Dillion Loft 1-3 2b rbi r … Granite Falls: Brandon Grund 0-3 rbi, Jordan Odegard 1-4 rbi, Craig Listul 1-4, Cole Richter 1-3 r, Bennett Knapper 1-3 rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Marshall: Logan Tomasek (W) 4.1-1- 4-4-2-6, Olson (Sv) 4.2-3-0-0-0-7 … Granite Falls: Christian Kanten (L) 7-9-5-5-1-5, Odegard 2-0-0-0-0-2


Regal 7,

Atwater 0

Chris Beier and Nathan Meyer combined to scatter seven hits in the Eagles’ win over Atwater.

Beier also had four hits and drove in two runs and Meyer had three hits, including two doubles, and he also drove in a pair.

Atwater’s Jaren Kaddatz had two hits, including a double, and Josh Cunningham tripled.

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Regal 001 000 24x-7 15 1
Hitting - Atwater: Jaren Kaddatz 2-4 2b, Josh Cunningham 1-4 3b, Jordan Olsen 1-3, Jordan Tanner 1-3, Nate Ewert 1-3 … Regal: Shane Radermacher 1-5 rbi r, Jordan Beier 2-4 rbi r, Nathan Meyer 3-5 2b-2 rbi-2 r, Chris Beier 4-5 2b rbi-2, Nathan Beier 1-4, Derek Dengerud 1-4 2b r, Nick Perkins 1-2 r, Jordan Wozmek 2-2 rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater: Chris Fellows (L) 7.1-13-6-6-0-9, Jared Elkjer 0.2-2-1-1-0-0 … Regal: C. Beier (W) 8-7-0-0-0-1-5, Meyer 1-0-0-0-0-1

Starbuck 9,

Clinton 3

A five-run third put Starbuck in command against Clinton.

The Stars’ Mike Andreas had a double among his two hits and he drove in three runs, Darion Alexander had two hits, an RBI and he scored twice and Justin Amundson singled in two runs. Andrew Toop allowed one earned run on four hits in seven innings to get the win.

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Hitting - Clinton: Keane Turner 2-3 r-2 … Starbuck: Michael Gruber 1-2 3b r-2, Darion Alexander 2-3 rbi r-2, Austin Versteeg 2-4 rbi r, Mike Kragenbring 1-3 rbi r-2, Mike Andreas 2-3 2b rbi-3 r, Justin Amundson 1-4 rbi-2, Grant Jensen 1-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Clinton: Zak Adelman (L) 2-6-6-5-3-2, Turner 5-4-3-3-3-3, Luke Adelman 1-0-0-0-1-1 … Starbuck: Andrew Toop (W) 7-4-2-1-2-2, Brian Gruber 2-1-1-1-1-3
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