Late inning really leads to a Forester’s win in Thursday night’s contest with the San Luis Obispo Blues.
Behind 2-1 late in the game, the Foresters needed a rally, and that is exactly what they got. A two out single by John Holland in the eighth, followed by a wild pitch and a Connor McManigal single allowed the Foresters to tie the game at two a piece. Troy Cruz later then delivered the go ahead RBI as McManigal came in to score, giving the Foresters a 3-2 lead.
The Blues struck first in the bottom half of the fifth off of a Ryan Sluder two out double, which plated Kramer Ferrell. Another run was added on in the bottom of the sixth, however it was not enough to put away the visiting Foresters.
Garrett King pitched well going 5 2/3 striking out seven on two earned runs. Andrès Nuńez picked up the win in relief, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings before giving way to a scoreless inning by Elliot Surrey. Troy Cruz closed the door on the Blues picking up his team leading third save. Garrett King now holds an impressive 1.53 ERA across 29 1/3 innings of work.
Offensively the Foresters were lead by Jeremy Montalbano and Matt Henderson who combined for five of the team’s nine hits.
The Foresters resume action today against the Menlo Park Legends.
Game time is scheduled for 5:05 P.M. at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.