The Santa Barbara Foresters will play for their second consecutive NBC World Series title on Saturday after defeating the El Dorado Broncos 2-1 on Friday night in Wichita, Kansas.
The Foresters (39-15) have won six-of-seven games in Wichita and are winners of 15 of their last 16 games.
Saturday’s championship game will be played against the Seattle Studs starting at 5 p.m. California time. Fans can listen in locally on AM 1290.
TJ McGreevy was a big reason the Foresters’ season didn’t end against El Dorado. McGreevy entered the game in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and nobody out.
The score was tied 1-1 but stayed that way as McGreevy was able to end the threat without any damage.
The offense responded in the bottom half of the inning by scoring the go-ahead run on an RBI groundout from Ryan O’Hearn. Austin Davidson, who was 3-for-4 in the game, and Robert Vickers singled in the inning to set the plate for O’Hearn.
Cody Dickson started on the mound for Santa Barbara. The left hander from Sam Houston State completed five innings and allowed just two hits. He lasted into the sixth inning before handing the ball to McGreevy in a jam.
El Dorado’s starting pitcher Brandon Faulkner struck out seven Foresters.
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