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St. Cloud Rox vs Willmar Stingers: 5-6

The Willmar Stingers drop the St. Cloud Rox 6-5 behind Green's early blast

Four first-inning runs helped the Willmar Stingers (14-9) to a 6-5 win over the St. Cloud Rox (5-17) at Bill Taunton Stadium on Thursday.

The Willmar Stingers would not relinquish the lead as the St. Cloud Rox were unable to weather a three-run first inning deficit.

The St. Cloud Rox scored on and in the fourth inning and and a groundout by Ty Jackson in the ninth inning. Despite their efforts, the St. Cloud Rox couldn't finish the comeback.

Corben Green racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Willmar Stingers. He homered in the first inning and singled in the sixth inning.

Mark Lukowski got the win, running his season record to 1-0. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered one hit.

Zach Hirsch was charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just six innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.