Northwoods League: Mud Puppy shuts out Stingers

The right-hander of the Minnesota Mud Puppies needed 97 fields to defeat the Willmar Stingers 12-0 in front of 1,056 fans at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Crabb, a sophomore at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul von Des Moines, cut six and went one, allowed two hits. It gave him his first win in the Northwoods League. He has a 4.80 earned run average in 15 innings and four appearances for Minnesota (4-18).

Both hits were recorded by Grant Kerry from the Stingers. Willmar’s # 3 hitter, the designated hitter from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, walked 2 for 2. He beats 0.383 (18 out of 47) with a 0.444 on-base percentage and a 0.532 slugging percentage. That gives him an OPS of 0.976 with four doubles, a home run and 13 RBI in 13 games.

Most of the hits that night, however, made Minnesota.

The Mud Puppies had 14 hits, seven walks and a hit-by-pitch from four stingers pitchers. Leading off was the lead-off hitter Henry George. The University of Minnesota-Duluth left fielder went 4-for-5 with two runs, a double, two RBI, and a walk.

Peter Brookshaw, Nolan Beugeling and Morgan Holmes all had two hits for the Mud Puppies.

Before the game, it was announced that three Willmar Stingers have been selected for the league’s annual All-Star game.

Willmar Infielder Reid Homan and pitchers Jacob Webb and Ryan Watson will play for the Great Plains Division, which will face the Great Lakes Division on Tuesday, July 20th at 7:05 pm at ISG Field in Mankato.

The Stingers (2-2 second half, 18-22 total) will host the Bismarck Larks on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium. After the game there will be fireworks. The teams will also play in Willmar on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.

Minnesota 230 210 004-12 14 0
Willmar 000 000 000- 0 2 5
Beat – Minnesota: Henry George 4-5 r-2 2b rbi-2 bb, Kyle Huckstorf 1-3 r-2 rbi-3 bb hbp sf sb, Will Oberg 1-5 rbi, Peter Brookshaw 2-4 r rbi-3 bb sf, William Sturek 1-5 2b rbi-2 bb, Ben Palmer 0-4 bb-2, Ethan Roe 1-6 r-2, Nolan Beugeling 2-5 r-3 sb, Morgan Holmes 2-5 r-2 2b rbi… Willmar: Grant Kerry

Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – Minnesota: Bryce Crabb … Willmar: Kellen Brothers 2-4-5-5-1-0, Dylan Matela 2 1 / 3-4-3-3-3-2 , Jack Blesch 2⅔-1-0-0-1-5, Sam Malec 2-5-4-4-2-4

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