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Nicholas Notches Walk-Off Hit in Indians Win

June 19, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Spokane Indians News Release

Spokane, WA -Brett Nicholas capped off a thrilling Father's Day at Avista Stadium with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th to lead Spokane past Salem-Keizer 4-3.

Hanser Alberto led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on an error from Volcanoes third baseman John Eshleman. With runners on the corners and two out, Nicholas ripped a fastball from Volcanoes reliever Brennan Flick (0-1) past a drawn in infield, scoring Alberto and sending Indians fans home smiling.

Nicholas finished the game 4-5 with a double, home run, and three RBI's. Alberto went 3-5, Ruben Sierra contributed two hits including a run scoring double, and Jorge Alfaro, Braxton Lane, and Ryan Rua all had one hit.

The Indians benefited from a strong start by Santo Perez, who pitched five innings, allowing just two runs on two hits. Will Lamb made his Spokane debut in the 6th inning, striking out the side and touching 95 mph with his fastball. Francisco Mendoza (1-0) struck out four Volcanoes in two innings of work.

The Indians held an auction of the special blue jerseys worn by the players today, with proceeds benefiting prostate cancer awareness. The results of the auction will be announced at a later date.

The Indians are home again tomorrow night for game four of a five game series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Great seats are still available for tomorrow night's Cheesy Noise Maker Night presented by Reliable Parts and 103.9 BOB FM. All fans in attendance will receive a box of macaroni and cheese and are encouraged to "shake it up" in order to cheer on their Indians. Fans are encouraged to donate the noise makers to a local food bank as they leave the park. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (509) 343-6886 or by visiting the Spokane Indians Ticket Office at Avista Stadium. Additionally, tickets can be purchased anytime by visiting or

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