Santa Barbara Dominant in 13-0 Win

Updated: June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018
Fullerton, CA

Michael Hobbs (St. Mary’s) threw five scoreless inning, John Jensen (UC Irvine) homered for the second night in a row and Chase Illig (West Virginia) homered for the second time in three games as the Santa Barbara Foresters overwhelmed the Orange County Riptide 13-0 today at Fullerton College. Hobbs started on the mound and struck out six over his five innings of work, allowing only two singles by Bradley Jekich (Pacific) and Steve Curry (Georgia Southern), the first two batters he faced in the game. He then retired the next 15 batters in order, one of which reached base on a dropped third strike, before handing the pitching duties off to the Foresters bullpen who were almost as dominant and combined with Hobbs for a staff five-hit shutout with only one walk allowed. Meanwhile, the Foresters offense amassed 15 hits and scored double-digit runs for the third time in their four league games thus far in the season. Jensen, who hit a grand-slam and had five RBI in last night’s Foresters 9-3 win over the Arroyo Seco Saints in Pasadena, hit a two-out two-run home run to highlight Santa Barbara’s six-run third inning tonight that was generated by five consecutive two-out hits. Illig, who homered in Pasadena two nights previously, hit a solo version today in the seventh inning when the game was well in hand, making the score 10-0. Ryan Cash (Oklahoma State) had three hits and two RBI, and Logan Allen (Arkansas-Ft. Smith) reached safely in each of his four plate appearances, including hitting a triple and a run-scoring single to also lead the Foresters attack. Curry, with three singles, led the Riptide offense and was their only player with a multiple hit game. The four Santa Barbara relief pitchers, Bailey Reid (Westmont College), Miles Sandum, Jackson Wolf (West Virginia) and Chase Wallace (Tennessee) each threw one scoreless inning today, with Wolf leading by striking out the side in the eighth inning and Wallace striking out two in the ninth.

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