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May 5, 2014

No-hitter clinches No. 1 seed for Falcons

MARSHALLTOWN — A complete game, no-hitter thrown by Indian Hills freshman Nick Green not only secured the series win for the Falcons over Marshalltown on Sunday, but also the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Region XI Tournament.

A one-out walk in the bottom of the second inning was the only time Marshalltown had a baserunner. It was also the only thing that kept Green from a perfect game on Sunday.

Originally, both of the weekend twinbills were set for Marshalltown. However, the first two games were moved to Centerville’s Pat Daugherty Field on Saturday due to unplayable conditions in Marshalltown. The final two games on Sunday were played at their scheduled location in Marshalltown.

Indian Hills won the first game of the series in a offensive dominating 14-0 win in five innings. The Falcons held the Marshalltown Tigers to just two hits throughout the contest. During the five innings, the Falcons recorded 15 total hits, including a home run by Jake Lewis.

Marshalltown jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead after two innings of play for the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader. After the Tigers scored three more runs to extend their lead to 8-2, the Falcons would come back to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning with six runs of their own. Marshalltown would score two runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning and hold Indian Hills scoreless in the seventh to take the 10-8 win.

The Falcons entered Sunday’s twinbills knowing they’d need a sweep to clinch the No. 1 seed for the upcoming weekend’s Region XI tournament.

Indian Hills, however, took it a step further than a simple sweep. Instead, the Falcons held Marshalltown scoreless in both games Sunday, allowing a mere two hits in the opening game of the Sunday twinbill.

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