Stingers slip past Border Cats
Zach Benson went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored a run to lead the Willmar Stingers to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Thunder Bay Border Cats in Northwoods League action Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar, Minn.
With the loss, the Border Cats's record falls to 7-9, while the Stingers improve to 8-8.
Stingers reliever Andre Wheeler picked up the victory.
Border Cats reliever Chad Richie was saddled with the loss, giving up the game-winning run in the eighth inning.
Omar Cotto led the Thunder Bay offence with a 2-for-2 performance and one run scored.
The Border Cats continue their five-game road trip with games today and Saturday against the Stingers before hooking up with the Duluth Huskies for a two-game set starting Sunday.