The Jamestown Jammers went 4-1 this week during New York-Penn League action while having four games postponed due to rain or wet grounds.
After being rained out in Auburn on Monday, July 28, the Jammers went on to defeat the Doubledays by identical 3-2 scores in a double header played on Tuesday. Another cancellation on Wednesday at home against Hudson Valley forced Jamestown to play its second double-dip in two days.
The Jammers defeated the Renegades 4-1 in the first game and 4-2 in the second. Jamestown finished its week with a 2-1 loss to Hudson Valley on Friday at Diethrick Park.
The Jammers' final two games of the week, both against the Lowell Spinners, were postponed due to rain. Despite going 4-1, the Jammers (21-27) still sit 10-1/2 games behind the State College Spikes (32-17) in the Pinckney Division and 4-1/2 games in back of the Brooklyn Cyclones (26-23) and Connecticut Tigers (26-23) for the wild card spot.
Tuesday, July 29
Jamestown 3-3, Auburn 2-2
Jamestown scored two runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game and the eventual game-winning run in the top of the seventh to earn the win in the first game of their doubleheader with Auburn.
After Taylor Gushue flew out and Michael Suchy lined out, Kevin Krause walked ahead of Kevin Ross' RBI double to left field. Francisco Aponte followed with a game-tying single, but was thrown out at second base on the play.
Then, in the top of the seventh, Erik Lunde was hit by a pitch with one out and Elvis Escobar singled, before Jordan Luplow flew out to center field for the second out. Auburn pitcher Manny Rodriguez was unable to work out of the jam however, as Gushue hit a line-drive double to right field that chased home Lunde.
Eric Dorsch worked a perfect bottom of the seventh to earn his second save of the season. Eric Karch (1-1) earned the win after he threw 1-2/3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief. He struck out three and walked two. Tyler Eppler started for the Jammers and allowed two runs - one earned - on five hits while striking out three and walking one.
Gushue had a pair of doubles in the win while Aponte chipped in a pair of hits for the Jammers, who finished 2 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Cutter Dykstra had two doubles and a run scored for the Doubledays, which finished 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
In the second game, the Jammers used a three-run fourth to take a 3-1 lead, before holding on in the bottom of the seventh for the double-header sweep.
Gushue walked to open the Jammers' fourth, before moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by Suchy. A wild pitch moved Gushue to third, but Ross struck out for the second out of the frame. David Andriese kept the inning going however, as he doubled home Gushue. Aponte followed with a triple to give Jamestown the lead, before Nathan Sopena walked to put men on the corners. Then, with Erik Forgione at the plate, Travis Ott unleashed his second wild pitch of the inning, which allowed Aponte to scamper home with the Jammers' third and final run of the inning.
Auburn had its chance to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Clay Williamson singled with one out while Raudy Read followed with a single of his own to put runners at first and second. Bryan Mejia replaced Read at first, before pinch hitter Cody Gunter flew out to left field for the second out.
Osvaldo Abreu kept the game going as he singled in Williamson, but Miguel Rosario was able to get Austin Davidson to ground out to second baseman Sopena to end the threat and the game.
The Doubledays got on the board first in the bottom of the third on an RBI double off the bat of Jose Marmolejos-Diaz.
Alex McCrae (2-2) earned the win after he allowed a run on four hits over the game's first five innings. He struck out six and walked one. Ott suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on three hits while striking out five and walking three.
Aponte had a pair of hits for the Jammers, which went 2 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
For Auburn, Abreu, Marmolejos-Diaz and Williamson all had two hits in the loss. The Doubledays finished the game 2 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Thursday, July 31
Hudson Valley 1-2
For the second time in three days, Jamestown earned a double-header sweep; this time it was the Hudson Valley Renegades who fell victim to the Jammers.
Montana DuRapau (1-1) earned the win in game one after he tossed five innings of one-run ball. He allowed three hits while striking out five and walking one.
Austin Coley got the start for the Jammers and he allowed a hit over two innings while striking out two and walking one.
Chris Pike suffered the loss on the hill for the Renegades after he allowed four runs on five hits while striking out four and walking one over the game's first five innings.
Jamestown built a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth after Suchy tripled and later scored on a wild pitch by Chris Pike. The Jammers put the game away with a three-run fifth.
Aponte singled to start the frame, before moving up to second on a sacrifice bunt by Trace Tam Sing. A walk to Deybi Garcia put two runners on for Lunde, who tripled to right field for a 3-0 lead. Escobar singled in Lunde for the Jammers' final run of the inning and the game.
The Renegades' lone run came in the top of the seventh on an RBI double off the bat of Clayton Henning that scored Jace Conrad.
Jamestown left two men on base in game one while going 2 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Hudson Valley went 1 for 4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Escobar had a pair of hits and an RBI for Jamestown while Henning's double was the lone extra-base hit for Hudson Valley.
In the second game of the doubleheader at Russell E. Diethrick Park, all of the scoring was done in the first inning.
The Renegades plated a pair of runs in the top half of the frame on a Hunter Lockwood sacrifice fly and an error, while the Jammers scored a run on a Luplow double, an RBI groundout by Suchy and a two-run double off the bat of Andriese.
Reliever Nick Neumann (2-2) picked up the win after he threw 2-1/3 innings of scoreless ball. He did not allow a hit while striking out three. Frank Duncan got the start for the Jammers. The righty allowed two runs - one earned - on four hits while striking out two and walking as many.
Luis Urena earned the save after he tossed a scoreless seventh inning.
At the plate, Andriese finished 3 for 3, including a double and two RBIs, while Escobar, Luplow (two doubles, RBI) and Krause (run) all had two hits for the Jammers, which finished 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Braxton Lee, Bralin Jackson, Chris Talley and Alec Sole had the hits for the Renegades, which finished 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Friday, Aug. 1
Hudson Valley 2, Jamestown 1
Jamestown came up short in its attempt at a sweep of Hudson Valley, as Wilmer Dominguez's RBI single off Jerry Muldrig in the top of the seventh proved to be the difference.
The Renegades got on the board first after Conrad stole home with one out in the top of the second inning.
The Jammers tied the game in their half of the second on a Chase Simpson double to right field that chased home Krause.
Mulderig (1-4) suffered the loss after he allowed a run on two hits in his one inning of work. He struck out and walked one. Jake Brigham started for Jamestown and allowed a run on four hits while striking out four and walking one.
Ross went 2 for 3 in the loss, as the Jammers left four men on base while going 1 for 3 with runners in scoring position.
For Hudson Valley, Justin McCalvin (1-0) earned the win after he allowed no runs on a hit while striking out three over two innings in relief of Jose Alonzo, who went the first five innings. He allowed a run on three hits while striking out five and walking one.
Gerardo Reyes picked up his third save of the season after he worked two scoreless innings to end the game.
Jackson and Dominguez had a pair of hits in the win for the Renegades, which finished the game 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
The Jammers are back in action tonight when they take on Lowell at 7:05 p.m. Jamestown then travels to take on the Connecticut Tigers for three games, beginning on Wednesday. The Jammers wrap up their week with a three-game set at Aberdeen, beginning on Saturday.