A game that started with great promise after runs in the first two innings turned into a disappointing 4-2 loss at San Luis Obispo. Blues starter Korey Anderson settled down after allowing those two early runs, retiring 11 of 13 Foresters at one stretch. His offense scratched out three runs in the third to take the lead, helped by a Foresters error that was followed by an RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly. The Foresters had their chances. They had 10 hits, and had baserunners in every inning but two. But the Blues turned a pair of double plays and nabbed a potential base-stealer to help blunt the threats. A bright spot was Forester relief pitching after starter Miles Sandum left in the fifth. Austin Blessing retired all five batters he faced, while Daniel Robert, in his farewell appearance for the club (he has to return to Auburn), allowed only a walk.
The Foresters return to action Friday at UCSB against the Walnut Creek Crawdads at 5 pm. —J.B.