HUTCHINSON, Kansas. - The wait was worth it for the Santa Barbara Foresters.
Santa Barbara used a 5-run eighth inning to beat the Wichita Sluggers 9-4 in a rain-delayed game at the National Baseball Congress World Series.
The defending champion Foresters are now 2-0 in the tournament and will play Hays Larks on Monday.
The Foresters led 4-0 after four innings on Saturday before their game was halted due to a storm.
The game resumed Sunday morning and the Sluggers tied the game with 4 unearned runs in the sixth inning.
Jamie Smart doubled in Tanner O'Tremba in the eighth to give the Foresters a 5-4 lead.
Josh Stinson added an RBI triple and Dylan Campbell smacked a solo home run in the big inning.
The Foresters are riding an 18-game win streak and have not lost since July 11.