Stout, who with the announcement of his signing on February 13, 2017, became the second Fairmont State player (in addition to outfielder Austin Norman) on the Miners’ 2017 squad. He also adds another West Virginian to the roster as he is a resident of St. Marys.
The 5-10, 160 lb. left-hander will be playing his sophomore season at the collegiate level in the spring of 2017. He was thrown right into the mix in 2016 as a freshman and appeared in 16 games (7 starts) as a freshman for the Falcons. In 51.1 innings of work, he struck out 46 hitters versus only 22 walks while leading the team in saves with three. He posted a 4.21 earned run average with opponents hitting .267 against him. Prior to arriving in Fairmont, his senior year at St. Marys High School saw him named as 2015 Little Kanawha Conference “Baseball Player of the Year” and being named to the West Virginia Class-A All-State Baseball first team. His junior season (2014) at the high school located alongside the Ohio River saw him being a key player in helping to lead the Blue Devils to their first West Virginia High School State Tournament berth since 1990.