ST. CLOUD — Gabe Ploof struck out 15 and pitched a 9-inning complete game as Little Falls nipped Big Lake 3-2 in the opening round of the District 6 Division I tournament Wednesday at Faber Field.
Ploof allowed just two hits and two earned runs with four walks.
Joe Tuhulsky went 3-5 to lead Little Falls at bat. Mitch Gregory was 2-3 and Tony Arnold 2-4. Joey Hanowski was 2-4 with an RBI and Collin Eckman was 1-4 and drove in a run.
Little Falls (15-3) played Waite Park late Thursday night at Putz Field in the second round.