TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2008
Carson Andrew ends summer on a high note
Junior pitcher Carson Andrew kept the JU karma going for the Santa Barbara Foresters’ as the squad won the National Baseball Congress World Series for the second time in three seasons with a Dolphin on their roster.
At the 2008 NBC World Series, the Foresters won all seven games in the tournament and earned the national championship with a 2-0 win over the Seattle Studs on Aug. 15 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium . The NBC is made up of 21 premier leagues ranging from Alaska (Alaska Baseball League) to Virginia (Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball).
Andrew helped lead the Foresters to a 33-16 overall record and a league-best 19-11 mark in the California Collegiate League to win their 15th conference title. As the ace of the staff, Andrew went 4-0 with a 0.77 ERA while striking out 45 batters in 47 innings en route to CCL “Pitcher of the Year” honors.
“Carson was outstanding for us this season,” said Santa Barbara Forester head coach Bill Pintard. “Not only was he the ace of our team but he was a leader for our pitching staff. He was always involved with our community projects and is just a very special person. Barring anything that might happen in the draft, we are looking forward to having him wear a Foresters uniform next season.”
It’s not the first time Pintard has sung the praises of a Dolphin player on his squad as outfielder Pete Clifford and pitcher Matt Dobbins each helped Santa Barbara to national title in 2006.
“JU is big in our lore as far as tradition goes,” Pintard said. “Tim Montez and I go way back and when he recommends a player for me, I don’t ever have to cross check them. We have always gotten quality individuals and players from JU and we are very fortunate to have that kind of relationship.”