Wooden bats will start cracking this weekend as the Foresters begin their 25th summer season under coach/manager Bill Pintard. They have complied a 966-296 record in the previous 24 (.765 winning percentage). Last year they went 39-8 and won an unprecedented seventh National Baseball Congress World Series championship. Remarkably, they have done all that winning while putting together a fresh new roster every year. Logan Allen, who was voted 2018 MVP by the team, will return for an encore. The outfielder from Arkansas-Fort Smith hit .339 and stole 27 bases last summer. The games against the Waves will prepare Santa Barbara for its California Collegiate League opener Sunday against Conejo. Fri.-Sat.: (Waves): 6pm. Sun.: (Oaks): 2pm. Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. $3-$7. Visit sbforesters.org.


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