Foresters pitching looks stellar at NBC
As a seven-time National Baseball Congress champion, there is little doubt that the Santa Barbara Foresters wear a gigantic target on their collective backs when they arrive in Wichita.
Teams save their best pitchers for the match-up with the Foresters, almost playing a World Series inside of a World Series when they get a shot at Santa Barbara.
Some teams even take to Twitter to try and goat the Foresters.
But success speaks louder than words — and through two games, the NBC field is quickly realizing they don’t need to give the Foresters anymore motivation.
Santa Barbara’s pitching staff has given up a total of eight hits through 18 innings, four of those by starters. The staff has a combined 22 strikeouts — and both starters, Ryan Bergert and Luke Taggart, threw under 80 pitches over six innings.
While Foresters skipper Bill Pintard admitted prior to the tournament that he didn’t have a lot of starting arms, but he quickly clarified:
“But we have a lot of quality arms, and that’s going to make us dangerous.”
Santa Barbara will look to complete pool play undefeated at 1:30 p.m. today when they take on the Colorado Gameday Saints — who are 1-1 after an 11-1 loss to the Great Bend Bat Cats and 8-0 win over the Haysville Aviators.
The game will not be on AM1290 today, instead it will stream live on newspress.com.