Klein lifts Stingers with strong outing

Willmar picked up their second win on the day against St. Cloud behind the Northwoods league pitcher of the night, Austin Klein. Klein, a junior from Lindenwood, went seven shutout innings and pitched into the eighth to pick up a win in his first start of the season.

Klein faced 27 batters and fanned four while walking two and allowing four hits. His first seven innings were scoreless but he let in two runs in the eighth and was lifted after getting two outs.

The Stingers are back in action tomorrow against Mankato, first pitch at 7:05.