Stingers bounce back with 4-1 win over Rox

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Stingers are able to bounce back after Saturday night’s loss in Rochester. They defeat St. Cloud in the first of a two-game home-and-home 4-1.

Dylan Matela got the start for Willmar Sunday afternoon. He tossed four shutout innings without giving up a hit, struck out one and walked three.

The Rox got their first hit of the game in the fifth on a single by Peyton Pennington, with Colton Hamman on the mound.

Jacob Webb slammed the door on a 4-1 win, pitching the ninth inning and getting his first save of the season.

The Stingers scored twice in the opening frame, first on an RBI triple by Carter Howell. He subsequently scored on a wild pitch.

Daniel Sayre hit an RBI triple to score his Sacramento City College teammate Tanner Tweedt in the fourth.

Drey Dirksen launched a solo home run off the left field foul pole in the fifth inning. He finished the day two-for-three.

St. Cloud comes to Willmar Monday night for the second game of the home-and-home. First pitch from Bill Taunton Stadium will be at 7:05 p.m.