Modesto Nuts drop third straight in Lancaster

The Modesto Nuts’ long weekend at The Hangar continued Saturday night.

The Lancaster JetHawks scored in all but three innings and quickly pulled away to an 11-5 win. It was the Nuts’ third straight loss and fifth in the last six.

Modesto, already trailing 5-2, gave up five runs in the fifth on only two Lancaster hits. Starter Parker French (6-9) and relievers Yoely Bello and Logan Cozart helped Lancaster by combining for three walks and two hit batters.

Lancaster’s Jose Hernandez (1-2), promoted last month, made his home debut by striking out 12 over 6 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and retired his first eight batters.

3 Consecutive losses by Modesto Nuts

Aaron Mizell (4 for 5) and Keach Ballard homered for Lancaster, which homered for the seventh game in a row.

Luis Jean went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Max White went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Modesto.

After trying to avert a four-game Lancaster sweep Sunday night, Modesto has Monday off, then will host Stockton in a three-game series from Tuesday through Thursday.