Lancaster, CA. - It was the second inning when the Lancaster JetHawks set off the bulk of their fireworks as they defeated the Modesto Nuts 9-3 on Wednesday night at The Hangar.
Nick Wells (L, 1-2) surrendered nine hits leading to six runs in the second inning. He gave up seven straight knocks to start the frame which plated five runs. Five consecutive hits drove in a single run before a fielder's choice scored the final tally.
Wells allowed one more run in the fourth in his start for the Nuts (34-50; 4-10). He worked 3 1/3 innings allowing eight runs on eleven hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Matt Dennis (W, 6-8) was excellent in his start for the JetHawks (41-43; 8-6). Dennis retired the first eight in a row before Nick Thurman doubled. He was able to work around a pair of singles in the fifth. The Nuts got to him for their first run in the sixth when Joe Rizzo ripped a solo home run into center. Rizzo also doubled home a run in the seventh.
The Nuts continue a five-game series with the JetHawks on Thursday night at The Hangar. Game two is set for 6:35 p.m. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com will start at 6:20 p.m. Listen live online on your phone, tablet or PC by clicking HERE.
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