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Oldenberg Excels, Stingers Fall to Bucks in Game Two

WILLMAR, Minn. – Despite Tyler Oldenberg's (Seattle) impressive start on the mound, the Willmar Stingers were unable to come back from the Waterloo Bucks' three-run seventh Thursday night.

Oldenberg made his second start on the mound this season. He began the game by retiring the Bucks in order in the first. 

By the end of the sixth, he had not allowed a walk and had only given up one unearned run.

The Bucks then scored three runs in the seventh to pull ahead of the Stingers, taking a lead they would not concede. They eventually won the game 5-3 to close out the first series between the two teams this season.

Marcus Still (New Mexico State) led the Stingers at the plate by hitting an RBI triple in the second inning. It was his first triple of the year and the fifth all year for Willmar.

Luke Becker (Kentucky) got on base three times, adding two more walks to his season total and hitting an opposite-field single in the fifth.

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The Stingers head out on the road for one game in Mankato tomorrow evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and you can listen live on WillmarStingers.com. Polo Portela (Sac City) is expected to start.

The 2017 Stingers season is presented by Marcus Construction. For more coverage of the Stingers, visit the West Central Tribune online at www.wctrib.com.