Foresters roll past Angelenos for ninth straight win

Michael Ratterree and Jeff McVaney each drove in three runs to power the Santa Barbara Foresters to an 11-2 win over the Glendale Angelenos on Sunday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

It was the ninth straight win for the Foresters.

Santa Barbara jumped out to an early seven-run lead on RBIs from McVaney, Richard Stock, Shane Kroker, and Ratterree.

“It always feels good to help out the team, and if  (getting RBIs) is my role, I’ll definitely go with it,”  said Ratterree.

With the early lead, starter Mitch Mormann cruised through four innings, allowing no runs or walks while striking out six.

However, it would be relief pitcher Brad Kottman (1-1) who would get the win, pitching two innings while giving up one run off one hit, while striking out two.

Also pitching in relief were Bryan Crabb and Kyle Friedrichs who combined for four strikeouts over three innings.

“There’s so many great pitchers out there,” Friedrichs said of the Foresters staff. “They just push you to be better.  If one guy is going one inning with three strikeouts, you want to go out there and go two innings with six strikeouts.  Everyone keeps each other motivated.”

Santa Barbara next faces the California Wahoos at home on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The game can be heard one hour tape-delayed on AM 990 and sbforesters.org.

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