Pacific Union contains Foresters, 5-3

The Foresters bats were kept quiet Wednesday as they suffered a 5-3 loss to the Pacific Union Capitalists at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

Santa Barbara was held to just four hits.

The Caps jumped out 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off Foresters starter Tylor Megill. Designated hitter, Dillon Paulson’s sacrifice fly center brought home Kyle Isbel for the run.

Santa Barbara responded in the bottom half of the inning, as Lex Kaplan singled in John Holland to knot the score at 1-1. Bret Boswell followed with a single up the middle to score Kaplan for a 2-1 lead.

Ryan Chandler made it 3-1, driving in Dylan Paul with a double. Chandler went 2-for-2 and had a stolen base.

The momentum shifted Pacific Union’s way in the top of the third as it put up four runs to take a 5-3 lead. Paulson struck again for the Caps with a two-run single to center to bring home Jonah Davis and Ford Proctor. Paulson finished the day going 2-3 with 3 RBIs.

Megill suffered the loss for Santa Barbara, allowing 5 runs and 7 hits over 4 innings of work. Caps starter Tristan Beck picked up the win. He got lots of help from the bullpen. Right hander Chris Rivera finished Santa Barbara off with a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the 9th to get the save.

The loss was only the fourth of the season for the Foresters (24-4).

The two teams meet again on Thursday at 5 p.m.