MODESTO -- The Bakersfield Blaze out-hit Modesto 8-5, but only scored one run in the Nuts' 5-1 win that opened a three-game series.

Kyle Waldrop hit his 22nd double of the season leading off the Blaze seventh inning and scored on Yovan Gonzalez's double to left field.

Modesto had a 3-0 lead at that point after scoring once in the first and twice int he second. The Nuts added two more runs in the seventh on Jared Simon's two-run single with the bases loaded.

Bakersfield Sound

COMPTON -- The Bakersfield Sound scored two runs in the first and received a solid pitching performance by Taft High graduate Steven Gee, but lost 7-2 to the Academy Barons in California Collegiate League action at the Urban Youth Academy.