Santa Barbara Foresters celebrate their 1,000th win with manager Bill Pintard (center) at the helm. | Credit: courtesy

The Santa Barbara Foresters secured win No. 1,000 in manager Bill Pintard’s 25-year career by blanking the Haysville Aviators, 1-0, in Friday’s opening round of the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita. They will continue pool play against the Great Bend (Kansas) Bat Cats on Sunday, August 4 (radio coverage on 1290 AM at 5 p.m. Santa Barbara time).The Foresters are the most successful team in the 85-year history of the NBC tournament, having won their seventh title last year.


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