By Tony Villalpando
The Foresters took a rare loss at home, losing 6-2 against the visiting Arroyo Seco Saints. The game started off great for the ’Sters as their pitchers combined for 5 innings of no-hit baseball. Unfortunately, things got away the following inning in what was enough for the Saints to steal one from the 1st place Foresters.
Luke Taggart was phenomenal in his four innings of work. Taggart managed to strike out five Saints while allowing no batters to reach base. When asking what was working for him tonight he said, “Two simple things: my fastball and curveball… both were just on tonight.”
Kevin Larson came into the game in the fifth inning to protect a narrow one-run lead. He did just that until the sixth inning when he ran into some trouble. It was in the top of the sixth inning where with 2-outs Larson gave up a double and then walk to put two runners on. Morgan Allen then came up for the Saints and hit a home run over the left field wall, giving them a 3-1 lead over the ’Sters.
The ’Sters answered back in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run off the bat of Ross Cadena. Unfortunately, Cadena’s home run was the last bit of offense the team mustered up against the Saints. The ’Sters lost by a final score of 6-2.
In speaking of the loss Manager Pintard said, “We have to tip our hat to them. They pitched better than we did. They hit better than we did. They were a better team than we were tonight. We will regroup and look to get back in sync.”
There’s not much time to feel sorry about the loss to the Saints, as the ‘Sters are back at Pershing tomorrow for their final Sunday game against the Academy Barons at 2 pm.