VISALIA (AP) — Camden Duzenack and Tim Susnara scored on a wild pitch in the second inning, leading the Visalia Rawhide to a 10-2 win over the Modesto Nuts on Sunday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Rawhide and a three-game winning streak for the Nuts.
The play capped a three-run inning and gave the Rawhide a 3-2 lead after Susnara hit an RBI single earlier in the inning.
The Rawhide later added a run in the fourth and six in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Mark Karaviotis doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one for Visalia.
Cole Bartlett (3-2) got the win with three innings of scoreless, three-hit relief while Modesto starter Austin Hutchison (2-7) took the loss in the California League game.
With the win, Visalia improved to 10-4 against Modesto this season.
NUTS 4, RAWHIDE 1
VISALIA (AP) — Joe Rizzo had two hits and scored two runs as the Modesto Nuts defeated the Visalia Rawhide 4-1 on Saturday.
Down 2-0 in the seventh, Visalia cut into the lead when Luis Alejandro Basabe hit an RBI single, driving in L.T. Tolbert.
Modesto answered in the next half-inning when Cal Raleigh hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Rizzo.
The Nuts tacked on another run in the ninth when Johnny Adams hit an RBI double, driving in Nick Thurman.
Modesto starter Ian McKinney (4-3) picked up the win after scattering six hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Jeff Bain (4-4) took the tough loss in the California League game after allowing two runs and six hits over seven innings.
Stranding 13 men on base, the Rawhide did not take advantage of some good scoring chances in the loss. Tolbert doubled twice and singled twice for the Rawhide. Renae Martinez reached base four times.