After a 3-3 week, the Jamestown Jammers once again find themselves in the basement of the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League.
The Jammers split a pair of games with the Auburn Doubledays to open the week, winning 7-1, while losing 2-1, before dropping two out of three to the Staten Island Yankees. The Jammers won the opener of the three-game series, 5-3, before falling 2-1 and 3-0. Jamestown ended the week with a 6-3 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Ryan Newell picked up his first win of the season on July 1, as the Jammers won the opener of what was supposed to be a three-game set with the Doubledays. Newell tossed two innings of one-hit ball, striking out one and walking two after taking over for starting pitcher, Blake Logan, who worked the first three innings, issuing a walk while striking out three.
The Jammers jumped out on top with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the first. Yefri Perez doubled to lead off the inning, scoring the Jammers' first run on a single off the bat of Pedro Mendoza. Then, with one out Matt Juengel and Viosergy Rosa connected on back-to-back doubles, with Rosa driving in Juengel for a 2-0 lead. Jesus Solorzano singled to push Rosa to third, before a walk to Kentrell Dewitt loaded the bases. Another walk to Jose Behar forced in Rosa, before Cameron Flynn earned the Jammers' third straight run-scoring free pass, to make the score, 5-0.
Jamestown scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings on an RBI base hit by Junegel (single) and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mendoza.
The Doubledays scored their only run in the top of the seventh off Collin Cargill on an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Wes Schill.
Mendoza (2 for 4) and Juengel (2 for 4) led the Jammers with a pair of RBIs each while Rosa, Behar and Flynn all had RBIs. Perez went 3 for 5, including a double while Rosa, Behar and Flynn all had two hits each
A two-run top of the fourth inning was all the run support the Doubledays' pitching staff needed in a 2-1 win over the Jammers on Monday, July 2.
Angelberth Montilla plated Shawn Pleffner for the Doubledays' first run while Wander Ramos singled in Montilla for their second run.
Blake Monar earned his first win of the season for Auburn, working five innings of two-hit ball, striking out four and walking two. Brian Rauh picked up his second save of the season, tossing the final four innings, allowing a run on a hit while striking out two and walking two.
For the Jammers, Matt Milroy suffered the loss, allowing two runs - one earned - on four hits while walking one. Jheyson Manzueta and Beau Wright pitched the final five innings for the Jammers, with Manzueta allowing a hit in two innings while Wright did not allow a hit, striking out one over the final three innings of the game.
The Jammers' three hits came from Perez, Rosa and Anthony Gomez.
The finale of the Jammers' and Doubleday's three-game set was washed out by rain, giving Jamestown its first day off of the season, before they travelled down state to take on the Staten Island Yankees.
The Jammers celebrated Independence Day with a 5-3, 12-inning win over the Yankees.
After a Felix Munoz home run to right field tied the game in the top of the eighth, both offenses went silent until the Jammers broke the 3-all tie in the top of the 12th.
With two outs, Perez singled, stole second and scored on a Munoz double. Juengel added an insurance run on a single for the 5-3 final.
Jheyson Manzueta picked up the win - his first of the season - tossing the 11th and 12th innings, allowing two hits while striking out three and walking one.
Ramon Del Orbe pitched the first 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out two and walking two. Frankie Reed (1 2/3), Brian Ellington (one inning), Miguel Fermin (one inning) and Nick Wittgren (two innings) combined to shut the Yankees' offense down, combining to allow four hits while striking out nine and walking three.
Jamestown's first two runs came on an Juancito Martinez home run in the top of the third and an RBI single off the bat of Gomez.
Munoz, Dewitt (double) and Gomez all finished the game with two hits.
On Thursday, July 5, the Yankees topped the Jammers 2-1, behind the pitching of Evan Rutckyj (2-1), who allowed a run on four hits while striking out four and walking one over six innings of work.
The Jammers took an early 1-0 lead on an Mendoza RBI single in the top of the first, before a Saxon Butler home run in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI single off the bat of Exicardo Cayones did the Jammers in.
Mason Hope (0-2) allowed both Yankees' runs on four hits while striking out two. Jake Esch finished up the game, allowing three hits, striking out one and walking one.
At the plate for the Jammers, Perez (double) and Mendoza each had two hits.
Staten Island won the rubber match with Jamestown, 3-0, on Friday. Andrew Benak (1-1) picked up the win, tossing five innings of three-hit relief, walking one and striking out three.
Newell (1-2) suffered his second loss of the week, allowing a run on one hit while striking out two and walking two, recording two outs.
Logan worked the first four innings, allowing a hit while striking out three and walking one.
Daniel Lopez accounted for all three Yankees' runs, driving in Cayones with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth and Isaias Tejada and Matthew Duran with a two-run triple in the eighth.
For the Jammers, Perez, Rosa, Dewitt and Martinez all hit safely.
Jamestown wrapped up its week with a 6-3 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Reed (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, allowing a hit while striking out one over three innings of relief. Milroy allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out four and walking three during the first four innings of the game. Wittgren picked up his fourth save of the season, allowing a run on three hits while striking out two in two innings of work.
Jamestown got things going with a three-run first inning, scoring a pair of runs on a Gomez single and another on a single off the bat of Solorzano.
Up 3-1, the Jammers scored a run in the top of the third on an Gomez single for a 4-1 lead, adding their final runs of the game on an RBI single off the bat of Martinez and a successful double-steal of home by Martinez and Solorzano, with Solorzano swiping home for the Jammers' final run of the game.
Jamestown will be back in action this week as it will finish off its three-game series with Brooklyn today, before coming home for three games against both the Vermont Lake Monsters and the Tri-City ValleyCats.