Continuing a theme for the weekend, the Foresters took advantage of the Waves’ self destructive struggles on their way to their second win of the series in as many games defeating San Diego 7-1.
The Foresters scored four runs in the third inning after the the Waves replaced starting pitcher Jonathan Murray after he only threw 22 pitches in his two innings of work. New Waves’ pitcher Zach Wickham alternated walks and hit batters to load the bases, while one scored for the Foresters. After an RBI ground out by Steven Reveles, Shane Rowland drove in two more with a bases clearing double.
Four runs for the Foresters proved to be all they needed as starting pitcher Drew Van Orden threw five innings while allowing only one run and striking out eight. Sean McIntyre backed up Van Orden with one and 1/3 innings scoreless. Brian Murphy entered for the Foresters in the seventh to pitch an inning and 2/3 scoreless, followed by Brendon Shoemake who pitched a scoreless ninth.
However, the Foresters would add another run in the fifth as insurance. Ben Johnson reached on an error and Reveles doubled him to third. After Johnson was thrown out at home on a ground out, Forester shortstop Keaton Jones drove in a run with a single to make it 5-1.
Rowland drove in two more runs with a single in the seventh after Johnson and Reveles had reached on a walk and a single respectively to push the score to 7-1 for the Foresters. Rowland finished the day 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Johnson and Reveles each scored two runs and Reveles added two hits and one RBI.