The Jamestown Jammers (3-7) snapped a six-game losing streak Sunday afternoon at Russell E. Diethrick Park, as they dropped New York-Penn League Pinckney Division foe Williamsport (4-6), 9-3.
Despite going just 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 men on base, the Jammers were able to score nine runs on 10 hits.
After falling behind 1-0 on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Wilmer Oberto, the Jammers took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Carl Anderson singled to start the inning and moved to second on a bunt single off the bat of Jordan Luplow. Then, with Tyler Gushue at the plate, Anderson stole third while Luplow was able to move to second after Williamsport third baseman Jan Hernandez was unable to handle the throw from catcher Wilson Garcia.
After Gushue walked to load the bases, Chase Simpson brought in Anderson with a sacrifice fly to center field. Luplow advanced to third on the play and later scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly to center field off the bat of Kevin Ross. Tyler Filliben walked to load the bases, as Kevin Krause, who reached on a fielder's choice, moved to second and Gushue went to third. Francisco Aponte worked a walk to force in Gushue with the Jammers' third run of the inning while another walk, this one to Erik Lunde, forced in Krause for the 4-1 lead.
Jamestown broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth as they scored five runs on four hits, including a two-run home run off the bat of Krause, his first of the season. Later in the inning, Lunde drove in Filliben and Aponte with a double to left field. Lunde later scored on a wild pitch by Joey Denato. Lunde had advanced to third on a ground ball off the bat of Anderson.
Jose Regalado (2-0) picked up the Jammers' first win since they beat Mahoning Valley, 9-4, on June 15. Regalado allowed a run on two hits while walking one over 2-1/3 innings of relief. Austin Coley worked the first three innings and allowed a run on four hits while striking out one.
Luplow (triple), Simpson (double, RBI) and Ross (RBI) all had two hits in the win while Lunde finished the game with three RBIs.
Mitch Gueller took the loss on the hill for the Crosscutters, as he allowed six runs on seven hits while walking five. At the plate for Williamsport, Cord Sandberg continued his hot hitting as he went 3 for 5, including a pair of doubles. Sandberg is hitting .395 through the Crosscutters' first 10 games.
Also for Williamsport, which went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, Justin Parr had two hits and an RBI.
On Monday, June 16, the Jammers fell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 2-1, in 10 innings. Jorge Martinez, who hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth to tie the game, collected his second solo home run in the top of the 10th for the 2-1 advantage.
James Stokes earned his second save of the season by throwing a scoreless 10th inning. J.P. Feyereisen (1-0) picked up the win after tossing two innings of hitless, scoreless relief in the eighth and ninth innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Jamestown's lone run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Lunde singled home Anderson, who had tripled to get the Jammers going.
Eric Dorsch (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing a run on a hit while walking three over 1-2/3 innings of work.
On the day, Jamestown was 1 for 3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base while the Scrappers were 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position and let seven men on base.
On Tuesday, June 17, Jamestown traveled to Williamsport, where they fell to the Crosscutters, 12-5, at Bowman Field.
Gushue went 2 for 5 in the loss, including a pair of home runs - a two-run shot in the top of the seventh and a solo blast in the ninth - and finished with three RBIs and two runs scored. Also for the Jammers, Anderson was 2 for 4, Simpson picked up an RBI on a solo home run in the top of the sixth while Enyel Vallejo drove in Michael Fransoso on a single later in the inning.
Austin Coley started for Jamestown and took the loss after tossing 1-2/3 innings and allowing six runs - all earned - on four hits while walking two.
The Crosscutters built a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second, as Rhys Hoskins led off with a double to right field and moved to third on a ground out off the bat of Wilson Garcia. After Derek Campbell popped out to Lunde at second, a walk to Herlis Rodriguez put runners on the corners. Then, a wild pitch by Coley moved Rodriguez to second, before a single by Deivi Grullon brought both runners in for a 2-0 lead.
From there, a walk to Emmanuel Marrero put two runners on for Sandberg, who homered to right field for a 5-0 lead. The Crosscutters' final run of the frame came after Jiandido Tromp followed Sandberg's home run with a long ball of his own.
Williamsport then added single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and three more in the bottom of the eighth for the 12-5 win.
Delvi Francisco was the winning pitcher, his first of the year, after he allowed four runs on four hits while striking out three and walking two over three innings of relief work. Gueller started and threw the first four innings. He allowed two hits while striking out three and walking as many.
Jamestown was 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base while Williamsport was 5 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left three on base.
Wednesday, June 18, saw the Jammers lose their third in a row, a 5-4, decision to the Crosscutters in 11 innings.
Marrero went down swinging to start the Crosscutters' 11th, before Sandberg singled to right field. Sandberg then moved to third on a double by Tromp and later scored the winning run on a ground ball off the bat of Stankiewicz.
The Jammers went up 1-0 in the top of the first on a run-scoring ground out off the bat of Gushue. Gunde, who tripled with one out, scored on the play.
The Crosscutters tied the game 1-all in their half of the first inning after Drew Stankiewicz chased home Tromp on a sacrifice fly.
Then, in the top of the third Jamestown went up 4-1, as they scored all three runs with two outs. Lunde walked and scored on a triple by Gushue, who later scored on a Michael Suchy double. Suchy then scored on a Ross single.
The Crosscutters began to chip away at the Jammers' lead in the bottom of the sixth, as Aaron Brown picked up an RBI on a ground out. Then, in the bottom of the seventh, Williamsport tied the game on a two-run single off the bat of Hoskins.
Oderman Rocha suffered the loss on the hill for the Jammers after he allowed a run on three hits while striking out one over the game's final 1-1/3 innings. Frank Duncan started and allowed a run on three hits over three innings.
Keivi Rojas was the winning pitcher after he pitched a scoreless 11th inning. Alejandro Arteaga started for the Crosscutters and allowed all four of the Jammers' runs on five hits while striking out one and walking two over the game's first five innings.
Jamestown was 2 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left five runners on base while Williamsport was 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
On Thursday, June 19, the Jammers' losing streak moved to four games as they fell to the Crosscutters, 4-2.
Not helping Jamestown in this one was the fact that they went just 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Simpson was 3 for 4, including a double, and had an RBI in the loss.
The Jammers' only two runs were scored in the top of the eighth when they were down 4-0. Jordan Luplow singled with one out, before Gushue went down swinging for what should have been the second out. However, catcher Sean McHugh surrendered a passed ball that allowed Gushue to reach first. Suchy then struck out swinging for the second out, before Kevin Krause singled in Luplow. A Simpson double to right field chased home Gushue with the Jammers' second - and final - run of the game.
Williamsport built a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth after Hoskins walked to open the frame and moved to third after Marek Minarik threw the ball away on a pick off attempt. Jan Hernandez then struck out, but a wild pitch by Minarik allowed him to reach first. Hoskins, trying to score on a ground ball off the bat of Wilmer Oberto, was thrown out at home for the second out of the inning. But Minarik was unable to get out of further trouble as he walked McHugh to load the bases for Marrero, who worked a walk of his own to force in Hernandez. Sandberg followed with a two-out single for the 2-0 lead.
The Crosscutters increased their lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Andres Mendoza relieved Minarik to start the inning and allowed consecutive singles to Brown and Hoskins to start the inning. Campbell flew out to center field for the first out, but a wild pitch allowed Brown and Hoskins to move up a base to second and third, respectively. Mendoza got Hernandez to ground out for the second out of the inning, but a two-out, two-run double by Oberto chased home Brown and Hoskins for the 4-0 advantage.
Minarik suffered the loss on the mound for the Jammers after he allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two and walking four over the game's first four innings. Richard Bielski (1-0) earned the win after tossing two innings in relief of starter Ricardo Pinto, who went the first three innings and allowed a hit, struck out three and walked one. Bielski did not allow a run or a hit while striking out two and walking three.
The Crosscutters were 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base while Brown finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and Oberto doubled and had two RBIs.
On Friday, June 20, the Jammers returned home to Diethrick Park, but were unable to shake off the losing streak, as they fell to the State College Spikes, 5-3, in 10 innings.
Up 3-2 heading into the top of the ninth, Jamestown's Erich Karch was not able to hold the lead as he gave up a solo home run to Alex De Leon. Then, in the top of the 10th, Leobaldo Pino doubled with one out and scored on a two-out single off the bat of Acevedo. The Spikes added an insurance run after Acevedo stole second and scored on an error by shortstop Tyler Filliben.
Luplow finished the day 2 for 4 for Jamestown, including a home run and two runs scored while Deybi Garcia was 2 for 3. Simpson and Erik Forgione each had an RBI in the loss.
The Jammers' runs came in the bottom of the second, third and eighth innings. Forgione scored Simpson with a single in the second to tie the game 1-all, Luplow's first home run of the season in the third gave Jamestown a 2-1 lead and Simpson's RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth gave the Jammers a 3-2 lead after Rowan Wick tied the game in the top of the seventh with a solo home run. State College's first run of the game came on a solo home run off the bat of Danny Diekroeger in the top of the first inning.
Karch suffered the loss and blown save, as he allowed three runs - two earned - on three hits while striking out two. Tyler Eppler started and went the first four innings. He allowed a run on two hits while striking out two.
Kyle Grana earned the win for State College as he tossed three innings of relief. He allowed an unearned run on three hits while striking out three and walking one. Jeff Rauh picked up the save after tossing a perfect 10th inning. He struck out one while Daniel Poncedeleon started and allowed a run on two hits while walking two over two innings of work.
Jamestown finished the game 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base while State College was 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
The Jammers' losing streak reached six games Saturday, as they lost 6-2 to the Spikes.
Jamestown built a 2-0 lead on a solo home run off the bat of Simpson in the second while Anderson tripled and scored on a passed ball in the third.
However, the Jammers could not maintain the lead as the Spikes scored four runs in the top of the sixth to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Andrew Sohn led off the frame with a solo home run to left field, which was followed by a triple to center field by Acevedo and an RBI triple off the bat of Diekroeger that tied the game 2-all. State College took the lead on an error by pitcher Jerry Mulderig off a ball hit by Nick Thompson that allowed Diekroeger to score. Thompson ended up on second on the play and later scored on a double to left field off the bat of De Leon.
The Spikes added two runs in the top of the ninth, as Ronnierd Garcia scored on a wild pitch and Brian O'Keefe was chased home on a single off the bat of Collin Radack. Garcia had singled to start the inning and moved to third on O'Keefe's double to center field.
Mulderig (0-1) suffered the loss on the hill for the Jammers after he allowed four runs - three earned - on four hits over two innings of relief work. Alex McRae tossed the first four innings and allowed a hit while striking out two. Luis Urena pitched the ninth inning and allowed two runs on three hits.
For the Spikes, Tyler Bray (1-0) earned his first win of the young season as he threw two hitless, scoreless innings in relief of starter Cody Shumacher. Bray struck out three while Shumacher, who worked the first three innings, allowed two runs - one earned - on two hits while striking out one and walking one.
On the week, the Jammers were just 9 for 52 with runners in scoring position (.173 AVG) and left 50 men on base while the pitchers threw to a 4.48 earned-run average.
The Jammers are back in action this week, beginning today when they host the Crosscutters at 7:05 p.m. Then, beginning Tuesday, Jamestown will be on the for six games, as it will travel to State College for two games and Mahoning Valley for four games. The Jammers return home on Tuesday, July 1, when they will host Williamsport at 7:05.