The Jamestown Jammers went 2-3 during New York-Penn League action this week, after they split a pair of games with the Batavia Muckdogs, and lost 2 of 3 games to Pinckney Division-leading State College.
The Jammers (31-35) sit nine games behind the Spikes (41-27) in the division and 5-1/2 games behind the Brooklyn Cyclones (37-30) in the wild card race. With only eight games remaining, the Jammers' playoff hopes may be in the realm of slim to none.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Batavia 7, Jamestown 1
Batavia used a three-run top of the third inning en route to its second-straight win over Jamestown.
The Muckdogs added three runs in the top of the seventh and one more in the top of the eighth while the Jammers' lone run came in the bottom of the third.
Carlos Duran had a two-run single in the top of the third for Batavia while Aaron Blanton added a run-scoring single of his own.
In the top of the seventh, Brad Haynal gave the Muckdogs a 4-1 lead with an RBI single while Rodrigo Vigil added a two-run double for a 6-1 lead. Batavia's final run of the game came on a Javier Lopez RBI triple in the top of the eighth.
Jamestown's lone run crossed the plate on a passed ball in the bottom of the third that allowed Trace Tam Sing to come home.
Scott Squier (3-2) picked up the win after he tossed six innings of one-run ball. He allowed six hits, struck out four and walked two. Ramon Del Orbe earned his first save after he tossed three innings of scoreless relief.
Frank Duncan (3-3) suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on nine hits over four innings of work. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.
At the plate for Jamestown, which went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base, Jordan Luplow went 3 for 4.
Batavia was led by Vigil (5 for 5, double, two RBIs) and Lopez (4 for 5, triple) while Mason Davis (double), Duran (two RBIs), Haynal (RBI) and Blanton (RBI) all had two hits. The Muckdogs finished 7 for 17 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Jamestown 2, Batavia 0
Jamestown snapped its two-game losing streak to Batavia after it scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win.
Deybi Garcia led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Erik Forgione. An Elvis Escobar single plated Garcia with the Jammers' first run, with Escobar landing at third base after an error by Wildert Pujols in right field. Carl Anderson was called out on strikes for the second out, but Luplow singled in Escobar for a 2-0 lead. Luplow was later picked off of first base to end the inning.
Luis Urena (2-0) earned the win after he threw two innings of one-hit relief. He struck out two and did not issue a walk. Montana DuRapau got the start for Jamestown and surrendered just four hits over the game's first five innings. He struck out six and walked one.
James Buckelew (0-2) suffered the loss after he allowed both Jamestown runs on four hits while striking out three.
At the plate for the Jammers, Escobar (double, RBI) and Luplow (RBI) had two hits each in the win. Jamestown finished the game 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
For Batavia, which finished the game 1 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, Vigil went 2 for 4 while Davis, Lopez, Duran and Blanton all reached base safely.
Friday, Aug. 22
State College 8, Jamestown 0
State College scored two runs in the top of the third, one in the fifth and five more in the sixth to win easy over Jamestown at Diethrick Park.
In the Spikes' third, Nick Thompson and Jake Stone had run-scoring singles while in the fifth, Danny Diekroeger tripled in a run. Then, in the top of the sixth, Chase Raffield and Stone had a run-scoring doubles and Jhohan Acevedo picked up an RBI single.
Daniel Poncedeleon (2-3) earned the win for State College after he threw five scoreless innings to start the game. He allowed four hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Alex McCrae (3-5) suffered the loss after he allowed five runs - four earned - on 10 hits. He struck out five and walked one.
At the plate for Jamestown, Michael Suchy had a 2-for-3 day while for State College Diekroeger went 3 for 5, including a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Also for the Spikes, Darren Seferina (double), Thompson (RBI), Stone (double, RBI), Robelys Reyes (double, run) and Acevedo (RBI, two runs) all had two hits in the win.
Jamestown finished the game 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base while State College was 6 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Saturday, Aug. 23
State College 7, Jamestown 3
State College scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back as it dropped Jamestown for the second-straight day.
The Spikes added three more runs in the top of the third and two in the fourth while the Jammers' three runs came in the bottom of the seventh.
In the first for the Spikes, Thompson doubled home Seferina while Reyes later singled in Thompson for the 2-0 lead. In the third, Stone connected on his fifth home run, a three-run shot to left that put State College up 5-0. A Stone double provided the Spikes' runs in the fourth, as Seferina and Thompson scored for a 7-0 lead.
For the Jammers in the seventh, Chase Simpson doubled and David Andriese walked, before Francisco Aponte smacked a two-run double. After a pitching change, Garcia doubled in Aponte for Jamestown's final run of the game.
Austin Coley (0-2) suffered the loss after he allowed two runs on two hits while walking two. Will Anderson (6-2) picked up the win after he allowed all three Jammers' runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two.
At the plate for the Jammers, which went 2 for 7 and left seven men on base, Simpson (double, run) and Aponte (double, two RBIs) had two hits each.
The Spikes were led by Thompson (three runs, RBI), Stone (home run, five RBIs) and Reyes (RBI), who all had two hits in the win. State College finished the game 4 for 16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Jamestown 5, State College 2
Jamestown snapped its two-game losing streak to the State College Spikes after it scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the win. The Spikes scored a run in the fifth and one more in the ninth.
In the Jammers' fourth, Luplow had a run-scoring single and Simpson an RBI double. In the fifth, Anderson drove in Tyler Filliben with a single to center field for a 3-1 lead and in the sixth, Erik Lunde had an RBI ground out and Escobar a run-scoring sacrifice fly.
The Spikes' runs came on a Collin Radack single in the fifth and double-play in the ninth.
Tyler Eppler (2-2) earned the win after he allowed a run on three hits while striking out four and walking one over the game's first six innings. Fernando Baez (2-2) suffered the loss for the Spikes as he allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two.
Jamestown, which went 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, was led by Anderson (RBI), Luplow (double, RBI), Simpson (double, RBI) and Filliben (two runs), who all had two hits.
The Spikes, who went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base, were led at the plate by Radack (double) and Brett Wiley (double).
The Jammers have eight games remaining on their schedule, including a double-header today at Auburn. The first game is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Jamestown concludes its three-game set with the Doubledays on Tuesday, before they travel to Mahoning Valley for a pair of games.
The Jammers wrap up their seven-game road trip with a pair of games against Williamsport. The final regular-season game at Diethrick Park for the Jammers' franchise is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4:05 p.m., when they take on Mahoning Valley.