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Errors Doom the Sters, Blues Win 3-2



In baseball, when you outhit an opponent 9-6 and your pitchers put up a perfect 0.00 ERA, you usually win. But that didn’t happen Wednesday night, as the Foresters forgot another key part of the game: defense. Three of the four Foresters errors on the night played their parts in all of the San Luis Blues runs and the Foresters lost a close one, 3-2.

Santa Barbara took a 2-0 lead after two innings. Evan Lee doubled in Walker Gristanti, who had tripled with one out in the first. In the second, Hank Loforte drove in shortstop Jimmy Galusky. That was just about it for the Sters offense; SB ended up leaving 10 men on base.

San Luis struck in the third after a Galusky error combined with one by pitcher Evan Lee set up an RBI single by Myles Emmerson. An error by third baseman Spencer Steer helped another runner reach base in the third, setting up a two-RBI single by Price Visintainer that gave the Blues a lead they would not relinquish. The Foresters got runners on base in each of the last four innings, including two in the ninth, but could not push across another run.

Evan Lee started and Ty Wiest took the loss in relief for Santa Barbara.

The Foresters will love returning to home cooking on Thursday for the first of a long homestand, five games in six days. The fun starts on Thursday at 6 pm at Pershing Park for Santa Barbara Independent Night. Don’t forget the Fourth of July game at a special time: 4:30 pm on Tuesday.


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