• Brian Mellblom

Pirates Drop Another One to Santa Barbara


SANTA BARBARA - It was a tale of two defenses tonight at Pershing Park, but despite committing one fewer defensive error than the home side, some missed plays on the field cost the Pirates some momentum and the Santa Barbara Foresters won for the third time against Ventura County, 8-3.


Starting pitcher Deandrey Carter did give his team a shot, pitching six innings and only allowing three earned runs and two walks. Reliever Isaac Amador also pitched a hitless, scoreless eighth inning to hit the brakes on the Foresters' offense.


The Pirates were able to capitalize on some miscues by the Forester defense, as all three of their runs were unearned. Dante Zamudio put Ventura County on the board in the third inning, scoring after Kyle Soberano reached on an error with two out. David Reyna also reached on an error to lead off the fifth inning, and Grant Schoen drove him home with a double. Schoen would then score on Jacob Ortega's RBI single, who would not have come up to bat but for the leadoff error.


The Pirates are off Friday before finishing out the regular season on Saturday and Sunday at LA Valley College, with both games starting at 11am.


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