|By West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Ross, who drove in the winning runs in two straight games last week, was 0-for-4, but put the bat on the ball when it counted.
The Stingers opened their half of the 11th with two singles and a walk to load the bases for Ross, tied 4-4.
Ross bounced out to first, bringing in
The RBI was Ross' ninth in just 12 games with the Stingers.
The game twice changed course with balks --
Motl's run was the third in a three-run inning by the Stingers that also included Hutton Moyer's first home run of the season.
The Stingers didn't get their first run until the sixth, when Ross came in on a wild pitch.
Beesley was 4-for-4 with two runs, and Motl was 3-for-5.
Moyer also doubled to go with his home run, and
The Stingers improved to 1-2 in the
Mankato 3, Willmar 1
Despite one of the better pitching performances this season, the Stingers' offense couldn't find its stroke against the MoonDogs Thursday night at
For the second straight night against Mankato Willmar scored first in the game, but the third inning run was the only one
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