Jammers still in first place after 5-4 week

The Jamestown Jammers needed a 1-0 win over Lowell on Sunday to finish the week above .500 at 5-4.

Danny Collins tripled with one out in the top of the ninth before Michael Fransoso drove him in with a double to center for the game’s only run.

Shane Carle (1-0) picked up his first win of the season after tossing four innings of three-hit relief. He struck out six and walked none. Dovydas Neverauskas went the first five innings and allowed three hits while striking out four and walking one, lowering his ERA to 3.65 on the season.

The win moved the Jammers to 17-10 on the season and kept them in first place in the New York-Penn League’s Pinckney Division, two games ahead of the Williamsport Crosscutters (14-11).

The Jammers defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, 10-3, at Diethrick Park last Sunday, before losing two games at Dwyer Stadium on Monday.

The Muckdogs beat the Jammers 8-5 in the first game, which was the completion of their game started on June 27, before winning the second game 2-1.

Jamestown got back to its winning ways on Tuesday as it defeated Batavia, 5-2. Then, the Jammers took two of three from the Hudson Valley Renegades, 8-4, on Wednesday, and 5-4 on Thursday. The Renegades salvaged the third game of the series, 2-1.

The Jammers began the final series of their road trip with a 5-4 loss to Lowell on Saturday.

Jackson Lodge, Neverauskas, Cesar Lopez and Justin Topa all earned wins this week while Roberto Espinosa picked up a pair of saves.

As a staff, Jamestown has a very respectable 3.26 ERA while striking out 176 and walking 77. Lodge, Neverauskas, Lopez, Colten Brewer and Topa all have two wins on the season while Kevin Kleis and Espinosa each have a pair of saves.

At the plate, the Jammers are led by Harold Ramirez and Michael Fransoso, who are hitting .343 and .325, respectively. Collins leads the team with six home runs while Ramirez has a team-high 18 RBIs. Jin-De Jhang has been productive as well, as he is hitting .322 with 17 RBIs, three home runs and a double.

As a team, the Jammers are second in the league with a .280 AVG and have scored a league-best 148 runs (5.48 per game). Jamestown also leads the league in on-base percentage (.352) and third in both slugging percentage (.392) and OPS (.744).

Jamestown is back in action this week as it takes on Lowell (15-11) today, before returning home Wednesday to take on the Connecticut Tigers (11-16) and the Aberdeen IronBirds (14-11).