STOCKTON — Alexander Campos saved the best for last.
Batting out of the No. 9 hole for the Stockton Ports and hitless going into the bottom of the ninth Sunday, Campos launched a 3-2 offering out of the park for a three-run home run to give Stockton an improbable 14-12 come-from-behind win over the visiting Modesto Nuts at Banner Island Ball Park.
The Ports (36-48) trailed 12-0 going into the bottom of the sixth when they scored four runs and added seven more in the seventh to help set up Campos’ monster blast.
All of Stockton’s sixth inning runs came off the bat of T.J. Schofield-Sam (2 for 5, home run, five RBI, two runs) when he blasted a grand-slam home run for the first Ports runs of the night. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Robert Puason (2 for 4, three RBI, double, run) launched a bases-clearing double to draw Stockton within 12-11. Earlier in the frame, Lawrence Butler (2 for 5, RBI, double, two runs) hit an RBI double with Schofied-Sam and Brayan Buelvas (2 for 4, RBI, two runs) each lacing an RBI single.
James Parker (3 for 6, four RBI, double, home run, two runs) had the big bat to help Modesto (43-41) out to its 12-0 lead with a two-run double in the first and a two-run home run in the second inning. Alberto Rodriguez did his job as leadoff batter, going 5 for 6 with three RBI, two runs and a double. Colin Davis (4 for 6, home run, three RBI, two runs) belted his first home run as a professional and Erick Jones was 3 for 5 with two RBI and a double.
There were a total of 32 hits in the game with the Nuts totaling 21 and the Ports 11.
Stockton begins a 12-game road trip today at Fresno at 6:50 p.m. while Modesto takes to the road for a six-game series against the San Jose Giants beginning at 6:30 tonight.