By Blythe Hastings
The four-game Foresters win streak was swept away by the Saints with a 3-2 loss on Wednesday night. The story was very different from Tuesday as the Foresters offense fumbled; Santa Barbara’s only runs came in the same inning and without benefit of a hit. Starter Peyton Tolle was solid on the mound through six innings, allowing only two earned runs, and the Foresters were unable to answer the call in the ninth.
The Saints got to work in the second. An RBI single off the bat of Dylan Johnson scored Nathan Becker to open the scoring.
In the Foresters fourth, Miguel Santos and Bazzel were both hit by pitches with one out. Santos moved to third on a flyout by Gavin Kash. On a wild pitch, Santos made a mad dash to home, sliding under the tag to score for the Foresters. Bazzell then scored on an error on a ball hit by Hunter Ensley. That put Santa Barbara up 2-1.
The lead was short-lived, as Drew Cowley hit a solo shot to lead off the sixth. Cowley stayed hot. In the bottom of the eighth, he hit a go-ahead RBI single that took a wicked bounce in the grass and put the Saints up to stay, 3-2.
The Foresters look to get back on the winning track as they end their three-game road trip on Thursday to face the MLB Academy Barons. Tune in at 6 pm on AM 1290 and KZSB FM 96.9.