The Modesto Nuts seemingly find new ways to win every night.
They discovered another path to victory during Friday night’s 10-inning 1-0 thriller over the Lake Elsinore Storm (13-16). With two out and no one on, Braden Bishop doubled to right and scored on Jordan Cowan’s single to center. A crowd of 3,811 at Thurman Field enjoyed the post-game fireworks after they watched the Nuts (18-11) build on their California League-best record.
Bishop, Modesto’s centerfielder and leadoff man, has scored 35 runs. The last one resulted in the Nuts’ third extra-inning victory without a loss
3-0 Modesto’s record in extra innings
Starting pitchers Reggie McClain of Modesto and the Storm’s Eric Lauer dominated. McClain, who took a 4-1 record into the game, struck out 10 and allowed only four hits in seven impressive innings. He took charge after pitching out of a jam in the first.
Reliever Matt Walker turned in two solid innings and Spencer Herrmann (1-1) gave up a hit in the 10th but struck out his final two batters. Lake Elsinore’s Jose Castillo (1-2) took the loss.
The four-game series continues Saturday night at 7:05, followed by a Sunday game at 2:05 p.m.