Modesto, CA. - Reggie Lawson silenced the Modesto Nuts' bats in a 9-1 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm on Monday night at John Thurman Field.
The only run the Nuts (16-22) scored was in the fourth inning. After Lawson (W, 3-1) walked two batters with one out, Joe Rizzo drove in Evan White with a RBI single. That was the Nuts' first of just three hits against Lawson who worked seven innings and struck out three.
Reggie McClain (L, 1-1) surrendered three runs on five hits in the second and third innings with two of those runs coming after two outs. McClain worked around a two-out error in the fourth and a double in the fifth on a ball that was lost in the lights. McClain worked six innings and allowed four runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.
In the eighth inning, the Storm (16-22) opened up the ballgame with five runs, only two of which were earned. Eguy Rosario had a bases-loaded infield hit. Kelvin Melean drove in two runs with a single. Buddy Reed capped the inning with a two-out, two-run single.
After going 2-5 on their homestand, the Nuts open a six-game road trip with the opener of a three-game series with the San Jose Giants. First pitch on Tuesday is set for 6:30 p.m. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com will start at 6:15 p.m. Listen live online on your phone, tablet or PC by clicking HERE.
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