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Slade Heggen Leads Offensive Outburst for Foresters in 20-12 Victory at NBC Tourney

New catcher Slade Heggen was a sledgehammer for the Santa Barbara Foresters, leading a power display with four hits, including two home runs, and driving in five runs in a 20-12 win over the Dodge City A’s of Kansas at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita on Sunday.

The 32 runs set a NBC Tournament record for most runs scored in a game.

The Foresters are 2-0 in pool play and have scored 38 runs in 12 innings -- Sunday's game was called in the seventh. Their final pool-play game is Tuesday at 5 p.m. PDT against the Seattle Studs. The game can heard on AM 1290.

The Foresters trailed 6-3 after three innings before erupting for 10 runs in the fourth. Brandon Lewis and Heggen each hit two-run homers, and Heggen, who was picked up from the San Luis Obispo Blues, had a RBI single. Utah Jones hit a two-run single, Alexander ripped a RBI triple and scored on an error and Logan Allen doubled for a run to tae a 13-6 lead.

Dodge City scored two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to narrow the deficit to 14-12.

The Foresters put the game away in the seventh with six runs. Heggen belted a solo homer, Lewis knocked in two runs with a double, Ryan Cash had a two-run single and Luke Ritter hit a RBI single.

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