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Stingers Complete Homestand with Loss to Huskies

WILLMAR, Minn. – Despite a three-run ninth-inning rally, the Stingers were unable to gain a victory on the Duluth Huskies Friday evening, falling 9-7 in the tenth game of the second half.

Eight of their first 10 games were played at home, and the Stingers went 6-4 in that stretch. 

On the mound, they were led by Stone Kelly (Georgia Gwinnett), who pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, throwing only 19 pitches and retired the six batters he faced. Three of them went down on strikes, upping Kelly's total to 10 K's on the season.

At the plate, Josh Bissonette (Baylor) went 2-for-5 and drove in another pair of runs to add to his season total of 21. 

Tyler Murray (Hawaii) also hit his first home run of the season in the third inning, driving in the first run of the day for either team. 

Today's Center for Diagnostic Imaging player of the game was Stone Kelly. CDI is your local medical imaging provider. It’s your choice where you go for medical imaging, for MRI, CT, mammograms and pain injections, choose CDI. Visit online at myCDI.com/CentralMN.

It is Kelly's first time being named the CDI Stingers Player of the Night.

The Stingers move to 6-4 on the second half and 24-22 overall. Tomorrow, they head to St. Cloud to face the Rox to begin a two-game road series. All-Star Gus Varland (Concordia-St. Paul) is slated to start tomorrow to try and give the Stingers some momentum leading into the All Star Break. 

The 2017 Stingers season is presented by Marcus Construction. For more coverage of the Stingers, visit the West Central Tribune online at www.wctrib.com.