The Foresters blasted a pair of homers in the first inning. (Lily Chubb / Noozhawk Photo)

The Santa Barbara Foresters came out on top by a score of 6-3 in a seven-inning exhibition matchup against the Coastal Dodgers on Wednesday at Pershing Park.

The Coastal Dodgers is a collegiate team run by Los Angeles Dodgers area scout Tom Myers that includes high school, junior college and four-year players from the Central Coast.

The Forester offense came out firing, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first thanks to a solo homer by Greg Pace and a booming two-run shot by Ryan Black.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers found the scoreboard on a double steal in the top of the third, cutting into the lead at 4-1. 

Santa Barbara answered right back, capitalizing on a pair of errors to bring in two unearned runs and extend the advantage to 6-1 in the fourth inning.

In the top of the fifth, the Dodgers started their comeback efforts with two runs thanks to RBI doubles by Braden McCoy and Makani Nabarro, bringing the Forester lead to 6-3.

Westmont’s Daniel Patterson closed out the game after hitting leadoff for the Foresters.

Conner Woods, of UNLV, made his Forester debut on the mound on Wednesday, allowing three runs and striking out eight in six innings of work to pick up the win.

Santa Barbara, which is 21-10 in California Collegiate League play, will stay at home to take on the Conejo Oaks in a league game on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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