What a difference a day makes.
Only 24 hours after surrendering six runs in the first inning, the Santa Barbara Foresters posted six of their own in an 11-5 California Collegiate League blowout of the Arroyo Seco Saints on Wednesday night.
The Foresters frustrated the Saints early, eventually leading to a benches-clearing situation late in the game. The entire Saints bullpen was ejected, while a member of the Santa Barbara coaching staff was also sent to the showers early.
“We were fired up today,” Foresters manager Bill Pintard said. “We came to play.”
The Foresters (24-8 overall, 22-7 in league) had 13 hits on the night, with Spencer Jones hitting his first home run of the summer, a part of a three-hit, three-RBI for the lanky Vanderbilt freshman.
Christian Franklin, Ross Cadena and Dru Baker all collected two hits in the game, while Cadena and Eric Kennedy both had triples.
Caden Monke made his first start of the summer for Santa Barbara, allowing one run on four hits over four innings.
“He looked really solid in his first start,” Pintard said.
The Foresters pitching staff had 12 strikeouts on the evening.
Santa Barbara continues its longest road trip of the summer at 6 p.m. today as they travel to San Luis Obispo to face the Blues.
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