Catcher Noah Cardenas drove in three runs and Christian Encarnacion took the team in lead in home runs in the Santa Barbara Foresters’ 8-5 baseball win over Santa Maria Pea Soup on Sunday at Pershing Park.
Cardenas got the Foresters going with a two-out RBI single in the first inning, driving in UCLA teammate Matthew McLain, who singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. McLain had three hits in the game.
Cardenas hit another run-scoring single with two out in the sixth and had a RBI fielder’s choice in the eighth.
Encarnacion belted his seventh homer of the summer, a solo blast to start a three-run fourth inning, as the Foresters took a 5-0 lead for starter Blake Adams.
Adams allowed two hits and and struck out two in five innings.
Pea Soup broke the shutout in the sixth on Jamey Smart’s two-run homer off Casey Dykstra. He also hit a two-run single off Jake Harrell in the seventh.
Roman Angelo and Sean Mullen pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, respectively.
The Foresters, 21-3, have Monday off before entering the final week of their season. They play Tuesday against the Santa Paula Halos at 6 p.m. The game can be heard on KCSB.org/sports.