Mac Stuart tripled and scored a walk-off run in the 11th inning, and three relievers backed a terrific start by Kyle Brown, and the North County Indians split a two-game series with the visiting Santa Maria Reds with a 2-1 victory Wednesday in Templeton.
Stuart was 3 for 4 and led off the 11th inning with a triple. Tyler Kollman, hitless in four previous at-bats, drove a single up the middle on the very next pitch to win the game.
The Indians (9-6) scored the tying run in the bottom of the eighth after the Reds had held a 1-0 lead since the top of the first.
Brown, a former Arroyo Grande High standout and reigning Tribune County Player of the Year, allowed one unearned run on seven hits through seven innings while striking out five and walking none.
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Louis Carlos, Scott Kaul and Brian Kirkpatrick combined to allow just one Reds hit over the final four innings.