Stingers Unable to Overcome Early Deficit In Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Stingers were unable to come back from an early deficit in Bismarck Wednesday evening. 

The Larks scored six runs in the second inning to take a 7-0 lead. After two complete scoreless innings to follow, the Stingers scored four in the fifth. The scoring begun with Eric Del Prado's (Willamette) first home run of the season. The two-run homer over the left field wall drove in Tyler Murray (Hawaii). 

Later in the inning, Brady Shockey (USC) brought in another pair of runs with a double to left field. Shockey extended his hit streak to eight straight games.  

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Del Prado had three total RBI in the game after adding another in the eighth inning. His single drove in Eddie Estrada (Minnesota) who got on base with a triple to left field.

Del Prado has now driven in four runs in the last three games. 

It was the first-ever meeting between the Stingers and the new Northwoods League expansion team. The Stingers are now 5-4 on the season after the 10-6 loss.

Hayden Petrovick (San Diego State) is expected to make his second start on the mound Thursday evening. He will go against Bismarck's Frank Greco. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and you can listen live for free at

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