Jammers go 4-3, remain in first place

The Jamestown Jammers went 4-3 this past week, helping them remain a top the New York-Penn League’s Pinckney Division.

Jamestown opened its week with a 8-4 win over Auburn, on Monday, before winning two of three games against the Staten Island Yankees at Diethrick Park.

The Jammers won the first game, 5-3, lost the second game of the three-game set, 6-0, and won the third game, 2-1.

The Brooklyn Cyclones came to town for three games beginning Friday. The Cyclones, which sit a game behind Hudson Valley in the McNamara Division, beat the Jammers 8-1 in the series opener and 7-4 on Saturday. Jamestown salvaged the final game of the series on Sunday with a 9-5 win.

In their win Monday over the Tigers, Elvis Escobar and Jimmy Rider had a pair of RBIs each while Erich Weiss went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles, a RBI and a run scored. Jared Lakind (2-1) picked up the win after tossing two innings of one-hit relief. He struck out four and walked one.

Harold Ramirez led the way in the Jammers’ 5-3 win over the Yankees on Tuesday, as the right fielder went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Centerfielder Jeff Roy knocked in Jamestown’s other two runs with his 2 for 3 performance. Roy scored two runs while Weiss, Justin Maffei and Michael Fransoso all crossed home plate.

Axel Diaz (2-2) tossed two innings in relief of Isaac Sanchez to pick up the win. He allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one.

Andy Otamendi (0-1) suffered the loss in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over the Jammers on Wednesday while Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 and Dave Valesente 2 for 3, including a double.

Jamestown got back to its winning ways on Thursday as it defeated Jamestown, 2-1, behind solid pitching from Cody Dickson (2-0) and Shane Carle. Dickson picked up the win after tossing five innings of three-hit ball. He struck out four and walked one while Carle picked up a four-inning save. He allowed a run on two hits while striking out four. Frazier went 3 for 4, including a double and the Jammers’ only RBI of the night.

In its two losses to the Cyclones on Friday and Saturday, the Jammers were outscored 15-5, went 3 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base.

Chad Kuhl was roughed up Friday night as he allowed seven runs – six earned – on nine hits and a pair of walks. Edwin Espinal drove in Jamestown’s only run of the night with a single in the bottom of the second inning.

On Saturday, Jackson Lodge suffered the loss for the Jammers, as he allowed four runs on six hits over three innings of work. He struck out two and walked one. Roy, Frazier and Espinal all had RBIs in the loss.

The Jammers will be back in action this week as they will travel to take on the Vermont Lake Monsters beginning Tuesday, before moving on to play the Tri-City ValleyCats Friday, Saturday and Sunday.