Filter:

Heitmann strikes out seven, Stingers win fifth straight.

The Willmar Stingers swept Waterloo 5-3 in the final regular season game before hosting Duluth for a one-game elimination in the divisional semifinal. Starter Tyler Heitmann was sensational in the last game of 2015, earning his first victory as he earned Pitcher of the Night honors. 

In his final start of the regular season, Heitmann dominated the Waterloo lineup, tossing six innings, giving up a run on just one hit, and striking out seven batters, en route to his first victory of the season. The right-hander from Bethel College has contributed to some of Willmar's success this season, owning a 1-3 record, with a 5.90 ERA, striking out a solid 26 batters in 32 innings of work. 

The Stingers face off against Duluth tomorrow in the North Division Wild Card, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM.