La Crosse, WI—The Stingers suffer a hard loss that breaks their five-game winning streak. Two tough innings for Willmar was the difference in the game.
The Stingers scored first in the top of the third due to miscues by the Logger’s defense. Stingers 3-0. The Lumbermen answered back immediately by collecting five runs, on five hits, and one error. Bryant Claunch (North Alabama) came into relieve, stopping the bleeding to keep the score at 5-3 Loggers.
Brock Anderson (North Dakota State) started the scoring in the fourth for the Stingers with a double bringing in Bordewick and Fowler. Later in the inning Sam Baier stole home to put the Stingers back on top 7-5.
The Stingers ran into trouble in the seventh. Walks, hits, an error and a balk allowed the Loggers to run away with the game. Seven runs scored bringing the score to 12-7 Loggers.
The Stingers were able to score two more runs in the eighth for an attempt at a comeback. Andrew Lucas (Cal-State Northridge) doubled scoring Criquet-Danielson and Bohning. The Stingers were held off for a final score of 13-9 Loggers.