NBC notes: Bill Pintard enshrined

08/07/2014 11:09 PM

08/13/2014 12:34 PM

Pintard honored

Santa Barbara (Calif.) manager Bill Pintard was inducted into the National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame following the Foresters’ 5-1 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Pintard didn’t know of the induction – his family was informed last week but had to keep it a secret.

“I was totally shocked,” Pintard said. “They told me I had to hang around for some video thing. Everyone was looking at me kind of weird, I had no idea.”

The 64-year-old Pintard has managed the Foresters in the NBC World Series for 20 years and has three championships, in 2008, 2011 and 2012, along with two runner-up finishes.

In 1995, Pintard and the Foresters launched the Hugs for Cubs program, which provides financial and emotional assistance to children with cancer. In 1995, Pintard’s son, Eric, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and he died in 2004.

With the Foresters, Pintard has managed around 30 future major league players, including James Shields and Tim Lincecum.

“I love this tournament,” the 64-year-old Pintard said. “My family vacation is this.”

Foresters top Waves

Santa Barbara pitcher Sam Odom took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Foresters were saved by spectacular defense from second baseman Ford Stainback in a 5-1 win over San Diego in an elimination game.

Odom retired 19 straight after an error to start the game. In the seventh, San Diego loaded the bases with two outs after a hit-by-pitch, a single and a double. But after Matt Withrow replaced Odom, Stainback saved perhaps two runs by ranging far to his right and making a long throw across his body to retire Nolan Barraza.

“That’s a do-or-die play,” Stainback said. “You’ve got to go all-out. If you take your time trying to get to the ball or get a good grip on it, you’re not going to get the runner in time. It was a real close play, it could have gone either way, but it was good we got out of that. It could have turned things differently.”

Stainback made two other flashy plays, but none as important as preserving the victory for Odom, and for the Foresters.

“(Allowing a hit) didn’t affect me too much,” Odom said. “I was just a little tired and wasn’t hitting my spots, like everybody does when they get tired. It was time for me to come out and hand the ball to somebody who could do it better. That’s what we did, and we got out of it.”

Thursday’s Games

Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters 5, San Diego Waves 1

Seattle Studs 3, NJCAA national team 1

Hays Larks vs. Haysville Aviators

Seattle 3, NJCAA 1

NJCAA

Seattle

ab

r

h

bi

ab

r

h

bi

Sweet lf

2

0

0

0

Whitt ss

3

0

0

0

Lopez ss

2

0

0

0

Savage cf

4

0

1

0

Petrino 3b

4

0

1

0

Ruiz lf

4

0

1

0

Collins rf

4

0

1

0

LeCount 1b

3

2

1

0

B.Williams c

3

0

0

0

Backes dh

2

1

0

0

Paul c

0

0

0

0

Peterson ph

1

0

0

0

Schnrbsh ph

1

0

0

0

Boe 3b

2

0

1

1

Lee 1b

3

0

0

0

Mercer rf

3

0

0

1

Hill dh

2

0

0

0

Breda c

3

0

0

0

White 2b

3

0

1

0

Hinkle 2b

3

0

2

0

D.Williams cf

2

1

1

1

Totals

26

1

4

1

Totals

28

3

6

2

NJCAA

000

000

010

1 4 2

Seattle

000

201

00x

3 6 0

E — Petrino, Falk. LOB — NJCAA 4, Seattle 5. HR — D.Williams. SF — Boe. SB — D.Williams (2). CS — Sweet, Hinkle.

NJCAA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Diehl, L

3

3

2

1

1

1

Falk

3

3

1

1

0

2

Dupre

1

0

0

0

0

0

Strall

1

0

0

0

0

1

Seattle

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Berry

2 1/3

1

0

0

0

1

Wood, W

6 1/3

3

1

1

2

2

Thompson, S

1/3

0

0

0

0

0

WP — Falk. HBP — Sweet (by Berry), Hill (by Wood). Umpires — home, Gregg Mudd; first, Scott Freund; third, Tony D’Aquiano. T — 2:00.

Santa Barbara 5, San Digeo 1

Santa Barbara

000

210

002

5 7 1

San Diego

000

000

100

1 3 3

W — Odom. L — Shul.

Late Wednesday

Seattle 9, Valley Center 5

Seattle

070

000

011

9 11 2

Valley Center

013

001

000

5 6 50

W — Matson. L — Huffstick. Save — Thompson.

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