Championship Series Gm 1
The Modesto Nuts fell behind 1-0 in the third inning, then came roaring back with nine runs in the fifth and went on to win game one of the California League championship series by a score of 9-2 over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Sunday night. Tatem Levins hit a grand slam and Jonny Farmelo hit a three-run shot as Modesto’s high-powered lineup continued to roll.
Jake Gelof hit a pair of solo home runs to account for both of Rancho Cucamonga’s runs.
Three Modesto pitchers scattered seven hits and allowed just one walk with 12 strikeouts.
3,573 fans showed up at John Thurman Field for Modesto’s last home game of the year. Game two of the championship series will be in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday at 6:30pm.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – 2
MODESTO – 9
The Inland Empire 66ers held serve in game one of the South division playoffs, shutting out the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. Jeremy Arocha was 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs for the 66ers and Joel Hurtado allowed just one hit and one walk over seven innings with four strikeouts. The series moves to Rancho Cucamonga for game two on Thursday night at 6:30 pm.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – 0
INLAND EMPIRE – 3
The Modesto Nuts came back in the late innings and took game one of the North division playoff series with a 6-5 win over the San Jose Giants in 10 innings. Trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Jonny Farmelo tripled in a run to cut the deficit to one, and the comeback was on. Lazaro Montes homered in the bottom of the ninth to tie it up and Colt Emerson walked it off in the 10th with a bases-loaded single. Game two will be in San Jose on Thursday night at 7 pm.
SAN JOSE – 5
MODESTO – 6