NUTS RALLY LATE, STILL LOSE TO SAN JOSE
The Modesto Nuts lost for the fifth time in six games as Blake Miller’s two-out single to left in the eighth inning scored Trevor Brown with the game-winning run in San Jose’s 6-5 victory at Municipal Stadium. The Nuts (10-24) had tied the game with three runs in the top of the inning, two scoring on a two-out triple by David Kandilas and the third when Chris O’Dowd followed with a double. Brown had three hits and drove in four runs for the Giants (14-20.) Kandilas, O’Dowd, Sean Dwyer and Derek Jones had two hits apiece for the Nuts, who return home Friday to open a three-game series against the Stockton Ports.
KAEPERNICK TWEETS ABOUT 911 RECORDING
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says on Twitter he’s eager to have the truth come out in a Miami investigation involving him and two other NFL players. Miami Police on Tuesday released two calls to a 911 dispatcher saying a woman identifying herself as Jesus was lying naked in a bed and refusing to leave. The callers said the woman wanted to spend time with a third man who wasn’t there. Kaepernick posted Wednesday: “On 911 calls, I’m glad the truth is getting out. Info that came out earlier was totally wrong. I look forward to this matter being resolved.” Police say the players also involved in the case are 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. None has been charged with any wrongdoing.
MMC TRACK FINALS START TODAY AT MJC
The Modesto Metro Conference Track and Field Championships, the first step toward the Sac-Joaquin Section meets, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Stadium. Modesto High senior Jose Gonzalez, the high jump section leader with a school-record leap of 6 feet 9 inches, is the featured athlete. The MMC is the first league meet in the Stanislaus District. The rest of the schedule: The Valley Oak League on Saturday at Sierra; the Western Athletic Conference on Saturday at Patterson; the Southern League next Wednesday at Mariposa; the Mother Lode next Wednesday and Friday at Bret Harte; the Trans-Valley next Thursday at Oakdale and the Central California Conference on May 17, at Turlock High.
NO ADVANCE FOR MJC NORCAL GOLFERS
Modesto Junior College sophomore Ryan Jones, the best of three Pirates at the Northern California Championships at difficult Mayacama in Santa Rosa, shot 79-83–162 and missed a berth at the State Championships by six strokes. Teammates Robert Wikoff (82-82–164) and A.J. Borges (80-88–168) also were off the pace. MJC finished in third place in the Big 8 Conference for the second straight year, though the Pirates compiled 117 points, their best total since they joined the Big 8 Conference.