The Santa Barbara Foresters broke open a one-run game with six runs in the fourth inning and rolled to a 14-2 baseball win over Santa Maria Pea Soup on Wednesday at Pershing Park.
Ryan Holgate smacked a two-run double and Christian Encarnacion followed with a two-run single to highlight the fourth-inning eruption. Pat Caulfield had a RBI hit and Branden Boissiere drew a bases-loaded walk in the inning, as the Foresters built an 8-1 lead.
Holgate had a big night at the plate, going 4 for 5 with three RBI and two runs. Encarrnacion went 3-5 with three RBI and two runs, and Caulfield was 3-5 with two RBI and two runs.
The Foresters banged out 13 hits.
Jace Jung hit a solo homer in the sixth, tying him with Encarnacion for the team home-run lead with eight.
On the mound, starter Nick Nastrini gave up a walk followed by a RBI double to Jamey Smart in the first inning. That was the only hit he allowed in five innings of work. He walked four and struck out eight.
Ian Churchill and Jack Cunningham each pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Peyton Pallette threw the final two innings and allowed one run on one hit and two walks. He struck out five.
The Foresters (23-3) play their final game against Santa Maria on Thursday and complete their season at Pershing Park on Friday against the SoCal Giants.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, fans are not allowed to attend games at Pershing Park.