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Shellhorn Sharp for Six as AquaSox Drop Indians 5-1

August 14, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) - Spokane Indians News Release

Spokane, WA -The AquaSox showed no ill effects of losing their star hitter and first round pick Mike Zunino. One night after their hard-hitting catcher was promoted three levels to Double-A Jackson, Everett's Taylor Ard, Marcus Littlewood, and Michael Faulkner picked up the slack as the Aquasox dropped the Indians 5-1 in front of 3,418 fans at Avista Stadium for Baseball Vacation Giveaway presented by Azteca Mexican Restaurants and K102 Country.

Former Washington State Cougar Ard ignited a four run Everett rally with an RBI single off Jose Valdespina (1-6) in the top of fourth. Littlewood, who stepped in at catcher in Zunino's stead, finished the game 2-3 with an RBI, and Faulkner chipped in a pair of hits and two RBI.

The Indians couldn't get anything started against Liberty Lake native Rusty Shellhorn (3-2), who held Spokane to five hits and no runs while striking out seven over six sterling frames. Aquasox reliever Mark Bo rdonaro allowed the Indians lone run in the seventh inning and Matthew Vedo closed out the game in the ninth.

Spokane picked up just seven hits in the contest, with three coming off the suddenly scalding bat of Patrick Cantwell and two from Royce Bolinger. Cantwell has eight hits over his last two games to raise his average to .302 and Bolinger's first inning single extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Tomorrow is the fourth game of a five game series against Everett and is Dollars in Your Dog Night presented by Mirabeau Park Hotel, HOT 96.9, and The Current. Buy a great Avista Stadium hot dog and look inside the wrapper for your chance to win money and other great prizes from the Mirabeau Park Hotel. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home games are available for purchase at the Indians Ticket Office or at Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.

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