Baseball: Stoll's no-hitter lifts Indians past Tigers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Senior right-hander Brandon Stoll was magnificent on the hill in a key early-season Lakes Conference showdown with Spencer, allowing the Indians to roll to a 5-0 shutout win Monday, June 3 at Indian Field.

Stoll tossed a complete game no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and only three walks for his third victory of the season to help his team improve to 6-0 this season. The hard throwing Augustana College signee has posted an impressive 0.37 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched this season.

The Indians moved ahead 2-0 in the first inning and plated three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Spirit Lake plated three runs off three hits in the fifth. Nick Amundson jump-started the big inning with a walk and stolen base. After Paul Brown doubled to right field and Stoll was intentionally walked to load the bases, Amundson scored on a passed ball. Reece Salmon followed with a clutch two-RBI single to right field.

Stoll retired the Tigers in order in three of the final five innings he worked, inducing two fly outs and a groundout to finish off the game in the top of the seventh.

Offensively, Brown was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and Salmon finished 2-for-3 with one RBI. Stoll also doubled and Amundson was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Spencer's Weston Gleinke suffered the loss after allowing two runs -- one earned off five hits in four innings of work. He struck out eight and walked four.

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