Modesto @ Fresno Gm 5
After losing for the first time in 17 games the night before, the Modesto Nuts got right to it with a seven-run first inning and rolled to a 17-2 win over the Grizzlies in Fresno on Saturday night. The victory clinched the North division second half title and a spot in the California League playoffs starting Tuesday night.
The seven-run inning wasn’t the biggest inning of the game for Modesto, either. They batted around for nine runs in the seventh inning, which started with an already-commanding 8-1 lead.
Modesto @ Fresno Gm 4
The Fresno Grizzlies need a clean sweep over the weekend to qualify for the California League playoffs and step one of the three-part plan went well on Friday night. Aidan Longwell doubled in a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and the Grizzlies finished it off for a 3-2 win over Modesto. The Nuts saw their 16-game winning streak end and their North division lead cut to two games with two to play.
Facing elimination, the Grizzlies struck first on an RBI single by Jake Snider in the second inning. Snider drew a bases-loaded walk in the third to put Fresno up 2-0.