Forester pitching keeps up scoreless innings streak

Keaton Siomkin delivered another standout pitching performance for the Santa Barbara Foresters on Tuesday night at the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

Siomkin combined with two relievers to shut out the Clarinda A’s 3-0 in the national tournament’s third round. It’s the third shutout in as many games for the defending champion Foresters.


Siomkin, like starters before him Parker French and Drew Van Order, went seven innings. He struck out six and gave up four hits and three walks. Patrick Weigel handled the eighth while Hunter Lemke pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the third straight game.

Santa Barbara pitchers have held their opponents scoreless for 28 straight innings dating back to the regular season.

Colt Atwood, Louie Lechich and Shane Hoelscher drove in runs for Santa Barbara, which gained its first lead with two runs in the top of the fourth inning.

The Foresters will play the Seattle Studs on Wednesday. These two teams are the only ones that have not lost yet in Wichita. It will be a rematch of last year’s NBC championship game.