Kehner provides spectacular outing, leads Willmar to victory.
As champions of the first half in the North Division, the Stingers wasted no time getting right back into the win column, as they defeated Eau Claire 3-1 at home, led behind their starter Brian Kehner's dominant pitching performance.
Kehner commanded the Express lineup throughout, tossing eight innings, surrendering just one run on a pair of hits, while fanning a season-high seven batters. The sophomore lefty from Presbyterian has been terrific off the mound, allowing just two runs in his last 12 innings of work, while carrying a 1.89 ERA and a 2-0 record.
Willmar looks for the series sweep tomorrow as they host Eau Claire for the finale at 7:05 PM.