Sinjin Todd and Josh Ramirez both drove in two runs and Alex Gironda struck out five in five scoreless innings as the North County Indians salvaged a summer collegiate baseball doubleheader by beating the Bakersfield Braves 6-0 in the seven-inning nightcap Wednesday in Bakersfield.
The Indians (10-6) fell 4-2 in the opener after Nathan Javine hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning but the team committed four errors in the game.
Mac Stuart and Austin Kron also drove in runs in the win, when North County out-hit Bakersfield 11-4. Christian Priore, Steve Pico and Andy Garretson each recorded two hits.
Scott Romuk took the loss in the first game, allowing four runs and six hits and striking out two in five innings. Recent Templeton graduate Spencer Howard threw three innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one walk and one hit.
Late innings hurt Blues in 10-1 loss
Dominic Taccolini pitched six innings of two-hit baseball, but the San Luis Obispo Blues gave up eight runs in the final three innings before falling 10-1 to the Santa Barbara Foresters in Santa Barbara.
Taccolini gave up two runs and took the loss as he was out-dueled by Jon Duplantier, who struck out 10 Blues in six innings.
Zack Zehner and Erik Lewis both had a pair of hits for San Luis Obispo (17-7, 12-6 CCL). The Blues drew six walks in the game, but left 10 runners on base as a single by Chase Davis was the only other hit for the visitors.
Dillon Dobson homered, doubled and drove in four runs for the Foresters (19-3, 17-3), who visit SLO Stadium today for a 6 p.m. contest.