The Jamestown Jammers extended their winning streak to seven games this week, before falling to Staten Island on Saturday and Sunday. They finished the week 4-2 and now sit at 15-20 in New York-Penn League action and are 10-1/2 games behind Pinckney Division-leading State College (26-10).
The Jammers opened the week with a 6-3 win over the Vermont Lake Monsters at Russell E. Diethrick Park, before they went on the road to face Brooklyn. The Jammers swept the Cyclones by scores of 5-2, 8-6 and 12-7, before they fell to the Yankees, 7-1 and 7-4.
Monday, July 14
Jamestown 6, Vermont 3
Jamestown dropped Vermont for its fourth-straight win.
Jose Regalado (4-2) picked up the win after he tossed 1-2/3 innings in relief of starting pitcher Montana DuRapau, who went the first four innings and allowed a run on three hits while striking out four and walking two. DuRapau lowered his earned-run average to 1.64 on the year while Regalado allowed a hit and a walk and struck out one.
The Jammers scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning and four more in the fourth to put the game away.
In the second, Jamestown plated a pair of runs on Erik Lunde's two-out single that chased home Taylor Gushue and Kevin Krause. In the fifth, Carl Anderson scored Erik Forgione and Elvis Escobar on a single to right field while Krause chased home Andrew Lambo with a single to left field and Kevin Ross plated Gushue with an infield single to third baseman Jose Brizuela.
The Lake Monsters scored their runs in the top of the fourth and seventh innings on an RBI ground out off the bat of Brizuela and a wild pitch that brought in Ben McQuown.
Escobar (double) and Krause had two hits each for the Jammers, who went 5 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Eric Karch picked up his first save of the season after striking out two in a perfect ninth.
The Lake Monsters were not nearly as successful hitting with runners in scoring position, as they went 1 for 16 and left 12 men on base. Max Kuhn went 2 for 5, including a double for Vermont.
Cristhian Perez (1-2) suffered the loss on the hill after he allowed five runs on six hits while walking two.
Wednesday, July 16
Jamestown 5, Brooklyn 2
Jamestown traveled to Brooklyn to take on the Cyclones at MCU Park in the first of a three-game set.
After falling behind 1-0 heading into the top of the third inning, Jamestown used five hits to score four runs en route to its fifth win in a row.
Tyler Filliben singled with one out to start the rally, before Lunde tripled to right to tie the game. An Escobar double put the Jammers ahead, 2-1, while Jordan Luplow singled him in for a 3-1 lead. Gushue flew out to right for the second out, before Luplow stole second and later scored on a double off the bat of Michael Suchy. Krause grounded out to shortstop Amed Rosario to end the inning.
Jamestown's final run of the game came in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI ground out off the bat of Ross that brought in Suchy, who led off the inning with a walk and moved to second after Krause was issued a free pass of his own.
Frank Duncan (1-1) earned his first win of the season after he allowed two runs on six hits while striking out three. Sam Street earned his second save of the year, as he pitched a perfect bottom half of the ninth inning.
The Cyclones' two runs came on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Michael Bernal in the bottom of the second and an RBI double to left off the bat of Jhoan Urena. Anthony Chavez scored on the play to cut the Jammers' lead to 4-2.
Brandon Welch (2-2) was the losing pitcher after he allowed four runs on six hits.
Tomas Nido had a pair of hits in the loss for Brooklyn, which went 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
For Jamestown, Suchy turned in a 2-for-3 performance that included a double while Filliben added a pair of hits and a run scored. Jamestown finished the game 3 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Thursday, July 17
Jamestown 8, Brooklyn 6
Jamestown rallied from a 5-0 deficit and then used an RBI single by Lunde and an RBI double by Lunde in the top of the 10th to earn its sixth-straight win.
Down five heading into the top of the third, the Jammers put up four runs in the inning to pull within one, 5-4.
Anderson doubled to left to get things going for Jamestown, before he moved to third on a single off the bat of Luplow. An RBI ground out off the bat of Suchy plated Anderson while Krause's sixth home run of the season cut Brooklyn's lead to 5-3. Simpson then walked with one out, moved to third on a single to right off the bat of Ross, before he scored on a wild pitch by Mike Heppie, which cut the lead to 5-4. Filliben walked to keep the inning going, but Heppie got Lunde and Escobar swinging to end the frame.
In the top of the fifth, Krause led off with a walk and scored the game-tying run on a double to left off the bat of Ross. He later came home with the go-ahead run after center fielder Joe Tuschak misplayed a ball hit by Lunde.
The Cyclones tied the game in their half of the fifth on an RBI ground out off the bat of Urena that chased home Tuschak, who had singled to open the inning.
Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Michael Katz, before ballooning its lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the second. Jeff Diehl had a run-scoring single, Amed Rosario drove in a pair with a double to left and Urena added an RBI single to right for the 5-0 lead.
Miguel Rosario (2-1) earned the win after he tossed three innings of scoreless relief. He allowed one hit while striking out three. Eric Dorsch earned his first save of the season, as he threw a scoreless bottom half of the 10th.
Shane Bay was saddled with the loss after he allowed two runs on five hits while striking out two in 1-1/3 innings of relief.
For Jamestown at the plate, Ross was 4 for 5, including two doubles, a run scored and an RBI, while Anderson finished 3 for 4, including two doubles and an RBI. The Jammers finished the game 3 for 18 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base while the Cyclones were 3 for 12 and left four men on base.
Rosario was 4 for 5 in the loss, including two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored while Tuschak and Urena (two RBIs) both had two hits.
Friday, July 18
Jamestown 12, Brooklyn 7
Jamestown scored five runs in the top of the 15th inning to earn its seventh win in a row.
Gushue singled to start the decisive 15th and moved to third on a double by Suchy. After David Andriese was intentionally walked by Edioglis Villasmil, Ross drove in Gushue and Suchy with a double to right that left runners on second and third. Another intentional walk to Francisco Aponte re-loaded the bases, before Juan Urbina came on in relief. Lunde struck out swinging for the first out of the inning, but Urbina's luck ran out there as Forgione singled in Andriese and Luplow drove in Ross and Aponte with a two-out single to right.
Jamestown scored a pair of runs in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Suchy and an RBI single off the bat of Ross, before Brooklyn took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single by Amed Rosario, an RBI ground out off the bat of Katz and an RBI single off the bat of Tuschak.
But Jamestown responded in the top of the fifth with a two-run single by Gushue and a wild pitch that brought home Luplow, who had walked and moved to third on Gushue's single.
Not to be outdone, the Cyclones reclaimed the lead in their half of the fifth inning after Adrian Abreu singled in a run, Rosario chased home William Fullmer on a ground out and Abreu scored on a wild pitch for a 6-5 lead.
The Jammers tied the game in the top of the seventh on a ground out off the bat of Gushue and took the lead in the top of the ninth on an error on a ball hit by Luplow that allowed Anderson to score.
However, Luis Urena was unable to hold the lead as he allowed a lead off home run to Fullmer in the bottom of the ninth.
Jose Regalado picked up the win for the Jammers after he allowed a hit while striking out two and walking one over the game's final three innings.
Villasmil (0-2) suffered the loss after he allowed five runs on three hits while walking two.
For Jamestown at the plate, Gushue had three hits and three RBIs while Ross chipped in three hits, including a double, and three RBIs of his own. Also for the Jammers, who finished the game 6 for 17 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base, Luplow (two runs, two RBIs) and Suchy (double, run, RBI) had two hits each.
The Cyclones finished the game hitting 3 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base and were led by Abreu's three hits. He doubled, scored two runs and drove in another in seven at-bats.
Saturday, July 19
Staten Island 7, Jamestown 1
The Staten Island Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning at Richmond County Ballpark and never looked back as they snapped Jamestown's seven-game winning streak.
Ty McFarland doubled in one run, Chris Breen hit a sacrifice fly for another, Austin Aune singled in the third run while Isaias Tejeda singled in the fourth run of the frame surrendered by Jammers' starting pitcher Alex McRae.
The Yankees scored their fifth run of the game in the bottom of the third on a Tejeda double and added their sixth and seventh runs in the bottom of the sixth on a singles by Renzo Martini and Bubba Jones.
Jamestown's lone run of the game came on an RBI ground out off the bat of Luplow that chased home Escobar in the top of the sixth.
McRae (0-2) suffered the loss after he allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking one. Dillon McNamara (1-1) earned his first win of the season after he allowed a run on four hits over 3-2/3 innings of relief. He struck out one and didn't issue a walk. Sean Carley got the start for the Yankees and allowed a hit over three scoreless innings.
Escobar had two hits for the Jammers, who went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Tejeda had three hits for the Yankees in the win while Luis Torrens (double) and McFarland (run, RBI) had two hits each. Staten Island was 4 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Sunday, July 20
Staten Island 7, Jamestown 4
Jamestown squandered an early 3-1 lead, as Staten Island scored a run in the sixth and five in the seventh to pick up its second consecutive win over the Jammers.
Down 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees used five hits to score their five runs, as Torrens tripled in the first run, McFarland singled in the second and Tejeda doubled home the third. An error by Ross allowed Tejeda to score the Yankees' fourth run while a Martini single chased home Nathan Mikolas with the fifth run.
The Yankees' first two runs came on a Tejeda sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first and Vicente Conde ground out in the sixth.
Jamestown scored two runs in the top of the first on a two-run home run by Luplow - his fourth homer of the season - and another run in the second on a Forgione single. They scored their final run of the game in the top of the eighth inning on an RBI grounder off the bat of Escobar.
Julio Eusebio was saddled with his second blown save of the year, as well as the loss, after he allowed five runs - three earned - on five hits in just two-thirds of an inning. Montana DuRapau got the start for Jamestown and allowed a run on four hits while striking out two.
Jordan Cote (1-2) picked up his first win of the season after he allowed a run on five hits while striking out three in five innings of relief.
Luplow (home run, two RBIs), Lunde (double, two runs) and Forgione (RBI) all had two hits for the Jammers, who went 2 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base, in the loss.
The Yankees were led by Devyn Bolasky (two runs), Torrens (triple, run, RBI), Mikolas (run) and Martini (RBI), who all had two hits. Staten Island finished 4 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Jamestown is back in action this morning when it will wrap up its three-game set with Staten Island. Game time is set for 11 a.m. The Jammers will then travel home to take on Auburn on Tuesday and Wednesday, before traveling to Batavia for two games against the Muckdogs. Jamestown finishes the week with a home game against Batavia and the first of a three-game series against Auburn.