Melino, Felts go deep in Foresters win

Nick Melino and Jacob Felts backed up starting pitcher Thomas Lemke with solo home runs on Tuesday as the Santa Barbara Foresters topped San Luis Obispo 4-1 at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

Melino gave the Foresters a 1-0 lead on his second home run of the season with two outs in the third inning. Felts’ blast, which came in a pinch-hitting situation, made the score 4-0 in the eighth inning.


Lemke pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win. TJ McGreevy took over and held the Rattlers scoreless for another three innings. Dae Yang Kim gave up a solo round-tripper to Trevor Nathanson in the ninth.

Cal Vogelsang, Zach Fish and Joey Gonzales each recorded a pair of hits for Santa Barbara.

The decision improves Santa Barbara’s record to 5-5 on the season. The Foresters close out a six-game homestand with two games against the Southern California Halos. Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games both begin at 5:10 pm.