July 10th: Foresters v. Lincoln Potters Box Score
Foresters regain first position in the CCL League, flexing on Lincoln Potters with a marathon 16-5 win. Even with all 16 runs happening before the end of the 4th inning, the standout Foresters offense saw all nine men in the lineup score at least one run in the game. With a combined nine RBIs for Kevin Bazzell, Miguel Santos and Hunter Ensley and Jack Holman with three hits, reaching home five times, the Potters had no chance to pull off a comeback.
Santa Barbara wasted no time, scoring 6 runs in the second. Tanner O’Tremba advanced to third after his own single, followed by a Griffin Everitt single. Everitt stole second and with runners on, Sebastian Orduno was walked to first, loading the bases. The following four plays brought home four runners, with four singles, and no outs. Holman batted in O’Tremba. A Gianni Horvat single saw Everitt scoring the second run and a Santos single brought home Orduno. Bazzell then singled in Holman. A Gavin Kash put out saw Santos and Horvat cross home to end the inning with 6 total runs.
In the fourth, Horvat got on base following a fielder’s choice. A Santos single pushed Horvat to third, putting runners on the corners and with two errors by the Potters shortstop, Horvat saw home, the score 7-0.
The 4th inning could have been a game in itself, with nine total Sters runs. The Potters scored first, with a Garen Caulfield solo home run. Gavin Kash and O’Tremba answered with back to back solo home runs of their own, making it 8-1. Santa Barbara loaded the bases once more, starting with Kade Higgins walk, followed by a Holman single, pushing Higgins to third. Horvat walked, now three runners, and with a Santos single and an error by the left-fielder, both Higgins and Holman crossed home, putting the score in double digits. With a Bazzell single, Santos and Horvat scored. An Ensley single sent Bazzell home. The order returned to Kash and he pushed Ensley to second with a single. O’Tremba came to the plate and with a pitch the Potters catcher couldn’t hold onto, Kash and Ensley jogged to second and third. An Everitt single allowed both to come home, the score 16-1.
The Foresters tidal wave of runs stopped there and as the game continued, the Potters put up four single run innings. It was not enough to challenge the comfortable lead the Sters created early on. Santa Barbara hopes to stay hot with dominate offense on Wednesday away against the Arroyo Seco Saints at 6:05. Tune in to AM 1290 KZSB to hear the action.
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