The Santa Barbara Foresters offense reached double-digit runs for the second time in three games at the NBC World Series with an 11-4 win over Sandlot Tulsa on Tuesday in Wichita, Kan.
With the dominant win, Santa Barbara (3-0) finished pool play atop its group and will advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Following a scoreless first inning, Sandlot Tulsa got on the board first in the second with an RBI single to go up 1-0. However, it was all Foresters from there.
In the bottom half of the second, Santa Barbara got the offense rolling with three runs courtesy of a pair of RBI singles from Daniel Patterson and Nate Voss as well as a run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Ryan Black.
The bats stayed hot in the bottom of the third as the ‘Sters plated five more runs to go up 8-1. The defending NBC champions found their runs on RBI singles by Miguel Santos, Ryan Galvan and Voss and a run-scoring balk from the Sandlot pitcher.
Two more runs came across for Santa Barbara in the fourth inning after a Max Belyeu RBI single and a bases-loaded walk that brought Belyeu home.
Sandlot Tulsa got those two runs back in the top of the fifth to cut the Forester lead to 10-3 and later added on one more run in the seventh, but an RBI single from Black in the bottom half of the seventh solidified the 11-4 win.
The Foresters used eight pitchers, with all going one frame except for former Santa Ynez High pitcher Jackson Cloud, who struck out two in two perfect innings.
On offense, they racked up 16 hits, and every player in the starting nine recorded a knock.
Santa Barbara will now await the results of a game on Wednesday to see who it will face on Thursday in the quarterfinals.