ROHNERT PARK — A 14-hit game propelled the Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team to a 9-3 win over the Novato Knicks at Sonoma State University, Tuesday.
Bryce Hutchings led the Indians with three hits, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Hutchings scored the Indians’ first run, leading the first inning off with a single, stealing second then coming home on a single from Chris McCollister.
The Indians scored four more runs in the second when Rupert Watson reached on a fielders-choice, followed by consecutive singles from Damian Marshall, Ian Acosta, Danny Mills, Hutchings and Andrew Wheat.
Scoring one more run in the fourth and three in the fifth sealed the deal for the Indians, as four different pitchers held the Knicks to three runs.
Ben Monroe got the win, going 5 1-3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out two. Zack Mandrick, Dave Gustafson and Francisco Avilez combined for 3 2-3 innings, allowing one run and one hit with three strikeouts in relief for the Indians.
The Indians host the Sonoma Chili Godgs on Thursday at Allan Witt Park at 7 p.m.