Modesto: The Nuts were shut out at home in game one of their opening playoff round, meaning they will have to win in Visalia twice to stay alive in the best of three series. Brandon Hynick looked much better than he did in his last regular season game, but three unearned runs were scored against him thanks to errors up the middle by Chris Nelson and Eric Young Jr. Hynick otherwise struck out seven and allowed just five hits and a walk in eight innings pitched. The story of the game was Visalia pitcher Hector Ambriz who thoroughly dominated Modesto in his eight innings, allowing just four hits.
Tri-City: Better news came out of Boise, where the Dust Devils came up with a win on their final chance to make the postseason, and will be starting a best of five series with Salem Keizer tonight for the NWL championship. Sheng An Kuo gave some worries that this was one of his rough starts when he wllowed a run in the first, but he settled into a groove after that, pitching six and a third innings with five K's, two walks, and a ten to three GB/FB ratio. The Dust Devils took the lead in the second with a two-run Kevin Clark shot, and then broke the game open by batting around in the ninth inning for the second time this week. This time the six run frame was highlighted by a three run triple from Helder Velazquez with the bases loaded. Velazquez finished with three hits, and Clark had two for the Dust Devils.
Casper: The Rockies lost to Idaho Falls eleven to five.