Stockton Ports’ right-handers Brendan Butler and Boomer Biegalski combined on a five-hit shutout of the Modesto Nuts on Thursday night. Skye Bolt homered and drove-in three to pace the Ports on offense in the 5-0 win.
Butler, in his 2017 High-A debut, looked sharp in his five innings. He allowed four hits and two walks and he struck-out five. Biegalski took over in the sixth and he finished off Butler’s win, allowing only a hit over four innings. He struck-out four to earn his first save of the season.
The Ports were hanging onto a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh when Bolt cracked his sixth homer of the season, a three-run shot. Bolt had two hits in the game and he is batting .261 with an 841 OPS. Eli White and James Harris also had two-hit games.
The Ports are now one game behind Modesto in the Cal League North.
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