Looking to rebound from Friday night’s disappointing 5-4 loss, the Santa Barbara Foresters failed to generate any offense on the way to a 6-1 loss.
In his first start of the season, UCSB’s Andrew Vasquez struggled to contain the Halos as a run came across in each of the first two innings and another two in the third inning. Despite striking out the leadoff man in each inning, and six total, the lefty could not get out of the third inning. Vasquez day came to an end having allowed seven hits and three walks.
With the bases loaded and two out, Keaton Siomkin entered and struck out Jared Patterson to end the inning with the Foresters only trailing by four. In the fourth, Siomkin continued to cruise as he retired the side on six pitches.
As for the Foresters offense, it remained quiet through four innings as it mustered only a single by Shane Hoelscher.
After back to back singles for Jerry McClanahan and Keaton Jones in the fifth, the Foresters had two men on for the top of the order. However, Colt Atwood’s bunt attempt popped up to the pitcher and the Halos turned a doubled play to end the threat.
From there, the Foresters sent Austen Williams, Willie Kuhl and Jace James to the mound to finish up the game and the Halos tacked on another run to push their lead to 6-0.
The Foresters mustered a single run thanks to a pinch-hit double by Austin Darby with one out in the ninth, and came home on a fielder’s choice by Hoelscher.