Stingers end four-game win streak

Rochester, Minn. – The Stingers’ four-game win streak came to end Saturday night after a 17-8 loss to Rochester.

Carter Howell went three-for-five at the plate, hitting a solo home run.

Tanner Brown made his first start of the season for Willmar. The Augustana pitcher tossed five innings of two-run ball, striking out five, walking four and only giving up three hits.

The wheels fell off for the Stingers in the seventh inning. Will Roguske pitched for the second consecutive night. He threw an inning and two-thirds, giving up seven earned runs. Rochester’s Otto Graham capped off the seven-run seventh with a three-run homer to right.

Willmar used Brett Bateman, tonight’s left fielder, on the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Sunday’s game will be in St. Cloud for the Stingers’ first matchup of the season against the Rox. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.