Final Playoff Game Played on 09/12/12
It’s not the time of year that you want to get off to a bad start. James Allen, who spent almost his entire season with Dayton, pitched to the first four batters and left without recording an out. Bakersfield was down 1-0. Brooks Pinckard came on and allowed all 3 inherited runners to score, plus one of his own. It was 5-0 Modesto, and it was all they would need.
Modesto tacked on a 6th run in the 2nd inning before the Blaze bullpen shut them down the rest of the way. Daniel Wolford and Kyle McMyne each pitched 2 scoreless innings. Blaine Howell added a scoreless 7th inning and Carlos Contreras tossed a perfect 8th inning.
Travis Mattair was 1-for-4 with a solo homerun. Kurtis Muller had an RBI single and a stolen base. Steve Selsky and Joe Terry racked up the only other hits for the Blaze.