The Forester bats were silent Wednesday night as they fell to the Pacific Union Capitalists, 5-3. The ‘Sters were only able to manage four hits over the full nine innings.
Conversely, the Caps wasted no time getting on the board for themselves. Kyle Isbel lead off the game with a single up the middle which was then followed up by a single to left by Jonah Davis. Ford Proctor followed with a full count walk. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Forester’s starting pitcher Tylor Megill was able to limit the damage to one run on a sac fly by Dillon Paulson and getting the next batter to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.
The ‘Sters punched back for two runs of their own in the bottom of the first when back-to-back singles by Lex Kaplan and Bret Boswell scored John Holland and Connor McManigal respectively.
The Foresters struck for one more run in the third when Ryan Chandler laced a ball just down the left field line that “kissed the chalk” as Jim Buckley commented. However, that would be the extent of the Foresters’ offense for the remainder of the game.
The Caps would strike big in the third for four runs on four hits and a walk to reclaim the lead. A bunt single by Brandon Wulff got the inning started and key singles by Jonah Davis and Dillon Paulson would help to secure three of the four runs in the inning.
Both offenses would be held at bay by both bullpens for the rest of the contest as the score of 5-3 would hold.
Starter Tylor Megill went four innings and was followed up by Cody Crouse and Elliot Surrey would would pitch three and two shutout innings respectively to finish the game for the ‘Sters.
The Foresters look bounce back Thursday, July 9th at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium at 5:00 p.m. for the rubber match of the series.