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‘Sters Outlast the Barons in a Shootout, 14-8

By Kyle Howie

The Longhorn long ball was in play Saturday night as the Foresters outpaced the Barons with four home runs. The high-scoring affair ended with a 14-8 Foresters victory. All three Texas Longhorn players hit home runs including Rylan Galvan, Jalin Flores, and Max Belyeu. Although the typical lights-out pitching for the ‘Sters was not there, the offense pulled the weight. The scoring for the Foresters was highlighted by Belyeu who continued to rake at the plate with 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, and 2 RBIs. 

The scoring began early for the ‘Sters in the 1st with a no-doubt, homerun from Belyeu. Belyeu’s second bomb in two days also scored Eamonn Lance and gave the Foresters a quick 2-0 lead. Another blast from Ryan Black put the Foresters up 5-0 and brought in Jake Kendro and the newest Forester, Anthony Silva. 

The Barons cut the Foresters’ lead to a two-run deficit with three runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Even though the Barons posed a threat and cut the score to 5-3, the Foresters made sure they put the game out of reach with four runs in the 5th inning. Three singles from Nate Voss, Silva, and Kendro did the trick and gave the ‘Sters a comfortable 9-3 advantage. 

Will Rogers tacked on another run in the 6th with a sacrifice fly, but it would not compare to the Barons’ four runs in the inning. When the Barons added to their run total, the Foresters returned the favor. Two home runs in the 7th from both Flores and Galvan helped give the Foresters a commanding 14-7 lead. The Barons put up another run in the 8th inning to complete the scoring at 14-8. 

The pitching for the Foresters has kept the team in most games all year. Tonight, it was the offense’s turn to take charge. Home runs continued to pour on for the Foresters and the team has now hit 7 dingers in two games. The ‘Sters have won 14 of their last 16 games and move to 16-5 overall and 13-5 in league play. The Foresters will take on the Barons and look for the sweep tomorrow, Sunday,  at the Persh. 2:00 p.m. will be the start time and the game can be heard live on AM 1290 radio; or listen online or stream live via the Foresters’ website, www.sbforesters.org.

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