Brian Kehner gave up two hits in eight in­nings to lead the Will­mar Stingers to a 3-1 win over the Eau Claire Ex­press in the first game of the sec­ond half of the North­woods League sea­son Wed­nes­day night in Will­mar, Minn.

Eau Claire’s Sam Hurt led off the game with a solo home run, but Kehner struck out seven and al­lowed just two base run­ners the rest of the way. Jonathon Ly­can pitched a per­fect ninth to pick up the save.


 

Stingers 3, Express 1

EAU CLAIRE (1)

AB-R-H-RBI: Sam Hurt, 2b, 4-1-1-1; Brandon Gibis, ss, 4-0-0-0; Daulton Varsho, c, 3-0-1-0; Tyler Adkison, rf, 3-0-0-0; Kyle Marinconz, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Sam Mrstik, dh, 3-0-0-0; Daniel Jipping, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Joe Gillette, lf, 3-0-0-0; Brady Burzynski, cf, 3-0-0-0. Totals 28-1-2-1.

WILLMAR (3)

Sean Beesley, cf, 4-1-1-0; Storm Wilson, rf, 4-1-1-0; Reagan Fowler, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Ky Parrott, lf, 2-0-0-1; Kyle Gilbert, c, 3-1-1-1; Tyler Leffler, ss, 1-0-0-0; Eddie Estrada, dh, 4-0-1-0; Justin Thaxton, 3b, 3-0-0-1; Brian Pruett, 2b, 4-0-1-0. Totals 28-3-5-3.

Eau Claire 100 000 000 — 1 2 0

Willmar 100 001 10x — 3 5 0

LOB — Eau Claire 1, Willmar 9. HR — Hurt. SB — Beesley, Wilson 2, Parrot, Pruett. CS — Varsho. SAC — Thaxton.

Eau Claire IP H R ER BB SO

Austin Schulfer, L 5 4 2 2 4 4

Anthony Herron, Jr. 3 1 1 1 1 4

Willmar

Brian Kehner, W 8 2 1 1 1 7

Jonathon Lycan 1 0 0 0 0 1

WP — Schulfer. HBP — Schulfer 2. T — 2:16. A —920.