MODESTO (AP) —Chris Mariscal had three hits and two RBI, and Nick Neidert allowed just seven hits over eight innings as the Modesto Nuts topped the Visalia Rawhide 11-1 on Monday.
Neidert (6-3) allowed one run while striking out seven and walking one to pick up the win.
Modesto started the scoring in the first inning when Joey Curletta hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Gianfranco Wawoe.
Visalia answered in the top of the next frame when Grant Heyman hit an RBI single, scoring Austin Byler to get within one.
Modesto later scored in three additional innings, including a four-run third, when Luis Liberato hit a two-run home run to help punctuate the blowout.
Bo Takahashi (5-3) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs and 10 hits in the California League game. He also struck out four and walked two.
Modesto improved to 5-2 against Visalia this season.
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