Modesto, CA. - A balanced offensive attack led to a 6-2 Nuts victory over the 66ers on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Five different players drove in a run for the Nuts (10-25; 33-72) to back a couple of good pitching performances out of Jordan Lyles and Matt Flemer (W, 9-7).
Lyles started for the Nuts in a big league rehab and tossed 4.2 scoreless innings while striking out four and walking two. Matt Flemer followed and allowed just one earned run to the 66ers on a solo home run by Dennis Raben. Flemer allowed six hits, walked none and struck out four.
On the offensive side, David Dahl clubbed a solo home run in the first inning. Dahl scored after tripling in the fifth thanks to a Pat Valaika RBI single. Dean Espy, Juan Ciriaco and Francisco Sosa all added RBI singles for the Nuts against 66ers' starter Ray Hanson (L, 1-3)
In the finale of the four-game set, the Nuts will try to finish off a series victory with lefty Ryan Carpenter on the mound. Righty Dan Tobik will toss for the 66ers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com will start at 6:00 p.m. To listen on your iPhone or iPad listen live here. For PC and Flash enabled Android phones listen live here.
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