Stingers Complete Regular Season with Win in Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY, Ontario —The Stingers finished the regular season Sunday evening with a 4-2 victory over the Border Cats, attaining their 41st win of the year. It is the sixth time in the team's eight-year history the Stingers have won 41 games or more.
In addition, they are the winningest team in the Northwoods League this decade, amassing 335 total wins since 2010. That is the most of anyone in the league, as they average 41.75 wins per season.
Today, Nolan Bumstead (CS-Northridge) made history as the first player in NWL history to play in 72 games of a season. He and Waterloo's Jay Schuyler both reached that mark today.
He went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the third inning.
Tyler Reichenborn (Iowa Western) had two extra base hits to tack onto his series. After hitting the game-winning home run yesterday, he hit another triple off the top of the centerfield wall to get on in the second inning. Later, in the ninth, he hit one to the wall in the left-center gap for a double.
Cameron Churchill (Nova Southeastern) got his second win of the season, going five innings and giving up only one run.
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The Stingers are now 23-13 on the second half and 41-31 overall. They qualify for the 2017 playoffs as a wild card team.
Dates and information on the Northwoods League playoffs will be released in the coming days. You can follow @WillmarStingers on Twitter or check WillmarStingers.com for information as it is determined.
They begin postseason play tomorrow, August 14. You can listen live for free at WillmarStingers.com.
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.