Foresters even series with Waves

The returning Foresters players and coaching staff unveil their 2011 NBC National Championship banner before Friday's season-opener at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. (Presidio Sports Photo)

After a brief setback in their season opener on Friday, the Santa Barbara Foresters came back to win their first game of the season on Saturday in a 6-3 victory over San Diego.

The bats came alive, doubling the amount of hits from the day before, and the Foresters scored their first runs of the season following a 4-0 shutout on Friday.

Steven Reveles scored two runs and had three hits. The shortstop is 5-for-7 batting leadoff in Santa Barbara’s first two games. Nick Davenport was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his first start.

Ian McCarthy started on the mound for Santa Barbara and pitched six innings, leaving with the Foresters up 4-1.

Brett Balkan was 2-for-3 for San Diego, which totaled five hits as a team.

Friday’s season opener was a different story with the Waves shutting out the Foresters 4-0.

San Diego’s Kyle Montiel had the Foresters’ number. Montiel allowed just three hits and struck out six in seven innings.

The Waves’ lineup had six different players record hits totaling nine. Cody Lenahan went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

Reveles was 2-for-2 for Santa Barbara, responsible for half of the Foresters’ hit total.

The two teams face each other in the rubber match on Sunday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. First pitch is 1 p.m.

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