THUNDER BAY–For the second straight day, the Stingers offense couldn’t solve the Border Cats pitching staff, dropping a 7-3 contest on Sunday at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay. The loss, when combined with the St. Cloud River Bats’ 10-8 win over the Rochester Honkers earlier Sunday afternoon formally ends the Stingers playoff chances in their Inaugural season.
For the second straight day, Anthony Bemboom was effective for the Stingers, going two for three in his first start of the year in right field. The big offensive star on Sunday for Willmar was without question team MVP Jordan Smith. The St. Cloud State freshman busted out of a prolonged late season slump with three hits in four at bats, including his team leading fifth home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning.
The Stingers wrap up their inaugural season on Monday at 5:05 central time in Thunder Bay with the third game of the series from Port Arthur Stadium. As always, we remind you to check out wctrib.com for all your Stingers coverage. The 2010 season is presented by Charter.