For the third time in four games, the Santa Barbara Foresters broke up the lumber with double-digit hits, this time using 15 of them to storm back from a 7-2 deficit to take a 12-9 lead against the Arroyo Seco Saints through seven innings, with the game needing to be completed on Saturday due to darkness on Thursday night in Glendale.
A time for the continuation has not been announced.
After falling behind 7-2 through three innings, the Foresters scored in four consecutive innings, including six in the seventh to dramatically take the lead away.
Zach Presno started the scoring in the seventh with his third home run in four games, with Ross Cadena following with a double and moving to third on a Blake Hall single. Cadena would score on a wild pitch, while Hall came around on a Conor McKenna single. McKenna eventually scored on an error, while Christian Franklin capped the scoring with an RBI single.
The Foresters sent 10 men to the plate in the inning.
Santa Barbara belted three home runs on the evening, with Tevin Tucker and Nick Bellafronto both picking up round-trippers.
Hall, Franklin, McKenna, Tucker and Bellafronto all had two hits in the game, while Cadena had three.
The Saints roughed up Forester starter Jake Jackson, who surrendered six runs on five hits over 2.2 innings. But the Foresters were able to offset that start with a scoreless final 2.2 innings from Brad Demco, Nico O’Donnell and Connor Curry. Despite the up-and-down night on the hill, the staff combined for yet another double-digit strikeout night with 11, including Nico O’Donnell and Connor Curry combining to fan three over the sixth and seventh innings.
The Foresters return home today for a 6 p.m. game against the Conejo Oaks. Catch all the action on AM1290 or via newspress.com.