The Jamestown Jammers, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Miami Marlins, went 3-3 during their first week of play, splitting home-and-home series with Mahoning Valley, before splitting a pair of games with Batavia.
On Monday, the Jammers opened the season with an 8-5 loss to the Scrappers. Beau Wright suffered the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out one over two innings of relief work.
The Scrappers scored a run in the first inning and two more in the second to build a 3-0 lead for Geoffrey Davenport, who worked the first three innings for Mahoning Valley, allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out two and walking two over 3 2/3 innings of work.
Jamestown got the scoreboard with a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double off the bat of Anthony Gomez. The Jammers tied the game an inning later on a two-run double off the bat of Kentrell Dewitt, his second double of the game.
Mahoning Valley got the lead right back in the top of the fifth on an RBI groundout off the bat of Marcus Bradley. Not to be outdone, Jamestown tied the game once more on an RBI single from Matt Juengel. However, the Scrappers took command of the game in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs on a home run off the bat of Juan Romero.
The Scrappers added a run in the top of the eighth on Romero's second home run of the game, before the Jammers plated their last run on Jauncito Martinez's RBI single.
Anthony Gomez (double) and Dewitt finished the game with a pair of hits in the loss while starting pitcher Helpi Reyes allowed three runs on five hits while striking out two and walking one over three innings of work.
Luis Morel picked up the win, working 2 1/3 innings in relief of Davenport, allowing a run on two hits while striking out two and walking one.
The Jammers picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, dropping the Scrappers, 3-1, behind four innings of three-hit, one-run ball by starter Ramon Del Orbe and a two-run fourth inning.
After falling behind 1-0 on a Romero home run in the top of the third, Jamestown took its first lead of the season on an RBI single from Sharif Othman and an RBI groundout off the bat of Yefri Perez. The Jammers added their final run of the game on an bases-loaded walk to Rony Peralta, helping a trio of relievers pick up the Jammers' first win of the season.
Sean Donatello was credited with the win, as he tossed two innings of no-hit ball. Jheyson Manzueta and Nick Wittgren completed the victory, not allowing a hit while striking out six and walking none.
Brian Dice (double) went 3 for 4 on the day while Felix Munoz and Dewitt (double) each finished with two hits.
On Wednesday, Jamestown fell to the Scrappers, 2-1, in 11 innings on a bases-loaded walk to Romero.
Charlie Valerio singled to open the Scrappers' 11th, before Joseph Wendle singled to put two runners on. An intentional walk to Bryan Berglund loaded the bases for Evan Frazar, who grounded into a fielder's choice that resulted in Valerio being out at the plate. Romero, who had already homered three times in the first two games of the seasons, was next up.
Bryan Berglund suffered the loss, tossing 1 1/3 innings of two-hit ball, allowing the game-winning run while striking out one and walking two.
Mason Hope worked the first four innings for Jamestown, allowing a run on four hits while striking out five and walking one.
Viosergy Rosa, Juengel and Jose Behar each had two hits in the loss. The Jammers' lone run came in the top of the seventh on a Martinez RBI single.
Enosil Tejada picked up the win, allowing a pair of hits while striking out one during his one inning of relief work.
On Thursday, the Jammers dropped Mahoning Valley, 6-2, evening their season series 2-2.
Jake Esch picked up his first win of the season, throwing four innings of shutout ball, allowing a hit while striking out four and walking one. Ryan Newell started for the Jammers, allowing a run on one hit while walking two. Donatello picked up his first save of the season, allowing a run on three hits while striking out two over three innings of work.
The Jammers went ahead 1-0 on a Rosa double in the top of the first inning, before the Scrappers tied the game on a wild pitch that plated Jose Ramirez. The Jammers then went ahead in the top of the second inning on a Anthony Gomez RBI double, never looking back, as they scored two runs in the top of the fourth to build a 4-1 lead and single runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to build an 6-1 lead. The Scrappers added their final run in the bottom of the ninth for the 6-2 final.
Jauncito Martinez and Gomez connected on RBI singles in the top of the fourth for the Jammers while their other RBIs came on a Dice home run in the sixth and an error in the seventh.
Jamestown pounded out 13 hits on the day, including two each from Gomez (double), Yelson Hernandez, Rosa (double), Jesus Solorzano (double) and Cameron Flynn.
The Jammers won consecutive games for the first time this season on Friday, when they defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, 7-5.
After seeing a 3-0 lead disappear, the Jammers scored a run in the top of the fifth, two more in the top of the sixth and one in the top of the ninth to pull off the win.
Gomez scored a run with an RBI fly out to put the Jammers up 4-3, before a ball hit by Flynn was misplayed allowing Behar and Solorzano to score. The Jammers plated their final run on an RBI single by Munoz.
The Jammers opened the game scoring three runs on an RBI flyout off the bat of Austin Nola, and a two-run double by Behar.
The Muckdogs scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings to tie the game, before scoring two more in the bottom of the seventh to pull within one, 6-5.
Matt Milroy, Wright and Brian Ellington each tossed two innings for the Jammers, with Wright picking up the win. The trio combined to allow three runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two. Wittgren picked up the save, allowing a hit while striking out two over two innings of work.
Munoz had a trio of hits for the Jammers while Hernandez (two doubles) and Behar each had a pair of hits.
The Jammers finished the week falling to the Muckdogs, 5-3, in 10 innings on Saturday.
Tied 3-all in the 10th, Batavia was able to push a pair of runs across to pull off the win. Breyvic Valera tripled to get the Muckdogs going, before an RBI sacrifice fly by Jacob Wilson plated him with the eventual game-winning run. An error by Juengel at third base helped plate Batavia's final run of the game.
The Jammers had a chance to tie, or win the game, in their last at-bat, but Dewitt flew out to shortstop Melchionda to end the game with Perez at second and Martinez at first.
Batavia broke open a scoreless game at Diethrick Park with single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings, before Jamestown got on the board with a run in the bottom half of the fifth on an Solorzano home run.
The Muckdogs increased their lead to 3-1 in the top of the seventh on an RBI double off the bat of Anthony Melchionda, but the Jammers were able to battle back and tie the game, 3-all, in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run single off the bat of Solorzano.
Miguel Fermin was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out one over two innings of work.
Reyes started the game, working the first five innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out seven and walking three.
At the plate for the Jammers, who left five on base, Solorzano had two hits while Martinez, Juengel and Perez each added singles.
Jamestown will be back in action this week, as it will square off against Auburn and Batavia.