Jamestown wins Sunday, still tied with State College
Jamestown needed its 7-1 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Sunday to end the week on a high note, as the Jammers went just 2-3 after the New York-Penn League’s All-Star break.
Dovydas Neverauskas (4-3) picked up the win Sunday as he held the Doubledays to a run on three hits over 5-1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one before giving way to Justin Topa, who went 2-2/3 innings of shutout ball, surrendering three hits while striking out three and not allowing a walk. Jared Lakind finished up for the Jammers, throwing a hitless ninth.
At the plate, Adam Frazier and Jin-De Jhang had 3-for-4 afternoons. Jhang had a pair of home runs and six RBIs while Frazier scored three runs. Elvis Escobar added a pair of hits in the win, including a double and an RBI.
The Jammers needed the win to stay even with the State College Spikes in the Pinckney Division, as both teams sit at 34-23 on the season.
After a 4-2 win on Wednesday at Batavia, Jamestown lost three straight before Sunday’s win.
Topa (4-1) picked up the win in relief of Cody Dickson, who went the first five innings. He allowed three hits while striking out seven. Topa tossed two innings and allowed a run on two hits. Brett McKinney picked up his sixth save of the season after he allowed a run on one hit while striking out and walking one.
Edwin Espinal had a pair of RBIs while Jhang went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
On Thursday, the Jammers fell to the Muckdogs, 4-2, at Diethrick Park. Jeff Roy (double) went 2-for-4 at the dish while Justin Maffei added a trio of singles. Chad Kuhl (2-4) suffered the loss after he allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits.
The Spikes inched closer to the Pinckney Division lead on Friday after three pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout as State College won 2-0. Jacob Booden (4-0) picked up the win after tossing the game’s final 2-2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and struck out five.
Espinal and Elvis Escobar had two hits each for the Jammers while Roberto Espinosa (1-2) suffered the loss after he allowed two runs on two hits over his two innings of relief work. Shane Carle went the first seven innings for Jamestown. He allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.12 on the year.
State College pulled even with Jamestown on Saturday with its 5-3 win, as the Jammers’ rally in the bottom of the ninth fell short.
Down 5-1 entering the final inning, the Jammers plated a pair of runs before Andrew Pierce shut the door and earned his second save of the year.
Isaac Sanchez suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on four hits, struck out three and walked two while Frazier (RBI) and Espinal had three hits each in the loss.
The Jammers will look to stay atop the division this week as they host the Doubledays today at 7:05 p.m., before heading off to play at Mahoning Valley for three games and Williamsport for one. Jamestown returns home for a weekend series against the Crosscutters.