Fairfield Indians players celebrate after defeating Next Level Athletic 4-0 to win the Sacramento Rural League championship at Allan Witt Park, Sunday. (Courtesy photo)


Fairfield Indians blank Next Level Athletic to win SRL tournament title

By From page B1 | July 30, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team rebounded from a 12-1 loss on Saturday against Next Level Athletic with a 4-0 victory on Sunday to capture the Sacramento Rural League tournament title at Allan Witt Park.

Starting pitcher Francisco Avilez pitched a solid 7 2-3 scoreless innings, scattering five hits while striking out seven. The Indians bats also contributed to the win, scattering 16 hits.

The Indians scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, beginning with a leadoff single from Bryce Hutchings, followed by a single from Danny Mills and a sacrifice bunt by Chris McCollister. Mark Mills loaded the bases by getting hit by a pitch with Tyler Hall also getting beaned to score Hutchings. Singles from Rupert Watson, Ian Acosta and Damien Marshall resulted in Mark Mills and Hall crossing home plate.

The Indians added one more run in the sixth when Hall hit a two-out double, scoring Hutchings, who walked, advanced to second on a single from Danny Mills, and moved to third on a walk by McCollister.

Danny Mills and Acosta each had three hits, while Hutchings, McCollister and Watson both had two.

The Indians travel to Auburn, Thursday, to participate in the Auburn Classic Invitational Summer Collegiate Baseball Tournament at James Field Recreation Park. They will play the Sacramento Spikes at 10 a.m. to open the tournament. The Solano Mudcats are also in the tournament and open against Cal Glory at 1 p.m.

Daily Republic staff


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