The Modesto Nuts, posing as the Modesto Cruisers for “What Might Have Been Night” at John Thurman Field, broke out of a 10-game hitting funk and cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Friday night.
When the Modesto Nuts left for Bakersfield last week, they led the California League’s second-half North Division standings by a game over San Jose and Visalia. Even better, they led the race for the wild card (combination of first- and second-half records) by four games over San Jose and five over Stockton.
Bakersfield’s Kyle Petty hit a three-run homer off Devin Burke with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Blaze were 5-2 walkoff winners over the visiting Modesto Nuts on Friday night at Sam Lynn Ballpark.
The Modesto Nuts’ eight-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Thursday night, as pitcher Ryan Doran allowed just three hits in eight strong innings to lead the Visalia Rawhide to a 7-1 victory at John Thurman Field.
Pen pals from Sacred Heart School in Turlock and Patterson were on hand Friday, May 27, 2016, at John Thurman Field in Modesto for the California League baseball game between the Modesto Nuts and the San Jose Giants. (firstname.lastname@example.org)