Friday, 09 October 2015
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  51°
High 71°
Low  54°
High 84°
Low  58°
High 88°
Low  47°
High 76°
Low  50°
High 82°
Low  52°
High 85°
Low  52°
High 82°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 57°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Santa Barbara Makes it Back to Back at NBC


WICHITA, Kan. - The Santa Barbara Foresters won their fourth National Baseball Congress World Series title as a testimony to their tenacity, grit and determination, defeating the Seattle (WA) Studs 6-2 in the championship game Aug. 12.
The championship, along with the 2011 title, enabled the Foresters to be the first team to win back-to-back titles since Kenai's (AK) double in 1993 and 1994.
John Beck struck out 10 and allowed one unearned run over 6.2 innings to earn the win, while three relievers (Willie Kuhl, Albert Minnis and Jason Hursh) preserved it.
Five players (Arby Fields, Richy Pedroza, Austin Davidson, Shane Hoelscher and Zach Fish) each scored a run and drove in for Santa Barbara (7-1). The Foresters scored three times in the second inning on singles by Davidson, Hoelscher and Fields to take the lead for good. Fish, who went 3-for-4, homered to lead off the fifth and was also named the NBCWS MVP.
Seattle (6-2), which made its third appearance in the past five years, never recovered after starter David Benson was knocked out in the second. Benson had entered the game with a 2-0 record and allowing no runs in 16 innings, but departed with the loss and finished with a 1.53 ERA. Brady Steiger was the lone bright spot for the Studs, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.
The Studs and Foresters met for the title in 2008, with Santa Barbara prevailing 2-0.
The championship game completed a tournament that saw the pitchers dominate play to an extent not seen since the NBCWS returned to using only wood bats in 2000. The tournament finished with an ERA of 2.78 and saw 18 of the 32 teams finish with an ERA of 3.00 or below. Tournament batting finished with a wood-era low of .234 and saw only one team (Tulsa (OK) Cardinals, which went 0-2 despite a .316 team average) bat above .300. Home runs were also at an all-time low, with just 13 hit in the 63 games (surpassing the previous low of 15 hit in 2001 and 2011).
© National Baseball Congress
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Eikenberry Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter
Chuckwagon Chow-Down to help raise funds for Levi Foreman
Friday's Scores
LHS Hosts Homecoming Friday
Kansas To Outsource Vehicle Dealer Title Work
Buffaloes Burst Past Redskins
Enrollment Continues to Increase at USD 480 Schools
“Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road”
Friday's Games
Middle School Results
Click Here For All Stories

Israel Arroyo is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Hutch Rallies for Win in Raucous Green House
“Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road”
Baker Arts Presents Joseph Hall's Elvis Tribute
Eliel's Heady Play Lifts Redskins Over Buffaloes
LHS Girls Finish in Middle of WAC Standings
Wood Earns 2nd KJCCC Player of the Week Honors
Saints Slam Dodge for 20th Win
Winter Wheat Planting Reaches The Halfway Point
Kansas To Outsource Vehicle Dealer Title Work
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group