The North County Indians won in a rout and then won a tight game Wednesday to take a summer collegiate baseball doubleheader from the Bakersfield Braves in Bakersfield.
The Indians (27-10) pounded out 19 hits in the opener to win 18-1, and then won the nightcap 3-1 with all three of their hits going for extra bases. Both games were seven-inning contests.
In the opener, North County led 5-1 through five innings before scoring 13 runs over the final two innings.
Connor O’Hare and Alec Smith both had three hits for North County with O’Hare smacking a three-run homer among his four RBI.
Mac Stuart also had four RBI and two hits. Peter Leece, Sinjin Todd, Garrett Giovannelli and Tyler Kollmann all had two hits for North County.
Kyle Brown went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 and allowing five hits and two walks.
North County made the most of its three hits in the nightcap as Leece had an RBI double in the first, Stuart led off the fourth with a double and scored on a ground, and Smith hit a sixth-inning solo homer.
Evan Peterson went the distance on the mound, striking out five and allowing five hits and two walks.