THUNDER BAY–In the first game of a three game set with the Thunder Bay Border Cats, the Stingers offense faltered in a 2-1 loss on Saturday night at Port Arthur Stadium. Willmar managed just five hits in the ballgame and wasted a brilliant start from Northwestern righty Michael Jahns, who went five innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, striking out a season high seven Border Cats along the way.
The lone Willmar RBI went to leftfielder Matt Serna whose two out single in the third inning brought home Bryan Willson. Thunder Bay’s Corey Pappel was nearly unhittable on the mound for the home team, shutting down the Stingers for just the lone unearned run, matching Jahns strikeout for strikeout and overcoming four walks in the game.
Next up for the 38-30 Stingers, besides some scoreboard watching between the River Bats and Honkers in Rochester on Saturday night, it’s a Sunday afternoon tilt in game two of the series with the Border Cats. The first pitch is sceduled for 4:05 pm Willmar time from Port Arthur Stadium. Make sure to catch all the action live on the Stingers Radio Network. As always, we remind you to check out wctrib.com for all your Stingers coverage. The 2010 season is presented by Charter.