Still Steals Four Bases, First Road Win
DULUTH, Minn. – The Stingers started their road trip with a 6-4 win over the Duluth Huskies at Wade Stadium.
Willmar got off to another early lead after Marcus McCorkle (Georgia Gwinnett) stole two bases and Nolan Bumstead (CS-Northridge) brought him in to score the first run of the game.
Two innings later, Marcus Still (New Mexico State) also stole two bases before being brought in for the Stingers' second run. Duluth responded by tying it up in the bottom of the third.
Eli Wilson's (Minnesota) first career hit as a Stinger brought in two more Stinger runs in the sixth. It gave the Stingers a one-run lead.
The bullpens battled for the remainder of the game, with the Stingers eventually collecting two seventh-inning runs. Gus Varland got the win, and Alex Reyes pitched the ninth inning towards his first save as a Stinger.
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Still went 2-for-3 at the plate and stole four bases in his season debut.
The Stingers remain at first place of the North Division with a 4-1 record. They face Duluth tomorrow at 3:05 p.m. for game two. You can listen live for free at WillmarStingers.com.
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