FAIRFIELD — Anthony Arias of the Fairfield High baseball team figures to give up a run at some point this season.
The Fresno State-bound left-hander struck out 16 in hurling a 5-0 three-hit shutout at crosstown rival Armijo’s Eddie Muzzio Field on Monday.
Miko Faulstich had two of the Indians’ three hits, including a double.
“He’s thrown 11 scoreless innings so far (on the season) with 24 strikeouts,” Falcons coach Will Mosley said of Arias. “Today he had command of all his pitches. . . . It was one of those days where he felt confident. The two walks (he yielded) were to decent hitters. Other than that Faulstich guy, nobody squared him up.”
Fairfield (3-1) got on the board with a run in the third inning when Michael Brown led off with a single, went all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt by Lavonte Howard and scored on a Jason Paukei single to left.
The Falcons broke it open with four runs in the fourth, three of them unearned.
Michael Arrendondo reached on an error to start things off, was bunted to second by Russell Sales and tripled home by Brown.
After Howard walked, Paukei doubled in Brown and Howard and Paukei later scored on a throwing error.
Brown, Howard and Paukei each had two hits, while Chris Parodi had the other hit for Armijo (0-2), a double.
The Indians host Benicia on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., while Fairfield is off until Saturday when it plays at Antioch at 1:30 p.m.