HEALDSBURG — Ben Monroe pitched eight solid innings in the opener and Julian Clark hurled a complete game in the second as the Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team downed the Sonoma County Chili Gods 4-2 and 5-2 in a Sacramento Rural League doubleheader, Saturday.
Monroe allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out three before giving way to Francisco Avilez, who pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save. Aaron Cherry led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Andrew Wheat, Tyler Hall, Mark Mills, Joey Moro and Damian Marshall each had two hits. Mills and Jason Paukei also had RBIs.
In the seven-inning second game, Clark allowed just four hits with two strikeouts for the Expos (5-9, 3-1 SRL)
Evan Ray was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, while Moro, Marshall and Paukei also drove in runs.
The same two teams play at Allan Witt Park on Thursday at 7 p.m.