After winning week, Jammers drop seven-straight

After going 5-1 the previous week, the Jamestown Jammers dropped seven-straight this week during New York-Penn League action.

The week began with an 8-3 loss to Mahoning Valley on Sunday and it didn’t get much better for the Jammers from there.

On Tuesday, Jamestown fell to Willamsport, 6-3, which was followed by a 6-4 loss on Wednesday and a 7-3 loss on Thursday, as the Crosscutters completed the three-game sweep at Russell E. Diethrick Park.

There was no celebration for the Jammers on Independence Day, as they dropped an 11-9 decision to the State College Spikes. Then, on Saturday, Jamestown fell to State College, 3-2, before losing 5-2 on Sunday for its seventh loss in a row.

The losses left Jamestown in a tie for last place with Mahoning Valley in the Pinckney Division, as both teams are now 8-15 on the year.

Sunday, June 29

Mahoning Valley 8, Jamestown 3

Mark Minarik (0-2) suffered the loss for the Jammers as he went the first five innings and surrendered six runs (five earned) on nine hits while striking out one and walking three.

The Jammers fell behind 3-0 after the first inning, 4-0 after the second and 6-0 after the third, before they got on the board with three runs in the top of the sixth. The Scrappers added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh for the 8-3 final, before the game was called due to rain.

Jordan Luplow provided the offense for the Jammers as he hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth off winning pitcher Luis Gomez (2-0).

Deybi Garcia had Jamestown’s only other hit, a lead-off single to right in the top of the third. The Jammers finished the game 1 for 3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.

For the Scrappers, Gomez earned the win after allowing three runs on one hit while striking out seven and walking three over 3-1/3 innings of relief.

At the plate, Mahoning Valley was led by Leo Castillo, who went 2 for 4, including a double and two RBIs. Also for the Scrappers, Greg Allen (two doubles), Taylor Murphy (RBI), and D’vone McClure (double) all had two hits in the win.

The Scrappers finished 4 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Tuesday, July 1

Williamsport 6, Jamestown 3

After tying the game 2-all in the bottom of the third on an RBI single off the bat of Carl Anderson and an run-scoring double by Luplow, and again in the bottom of the fifth on a Luplow single, Williamsport went ahead for good in the top of the seventh on an Aaron Brown single that chased home Cord Sandberg.

The Crosscutters added two more runs in the top of the ninth on a two-run single off the bat of Wilmer Oberto, before Calvin Rayburn pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth for his third save of the season.

Jerry Mulderig (0-2) took the loss on the hill for Jamestown after he allowed a run on two hits while walking one over two innings of relief work.

Anderson, Luplow (double, two RBIs), Michale Fransoso and Tyler Filliben (double, two runs) all had two hits for the Jammers in the loss.

The Jammers were 3 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

For Williamsport, Joey Denato (1-0) secured his first win of the season after throwing 1-1/3 innings in relief of starter Preston Packrall, who worked the first 4-2/3 innings and allowed three runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out one. Denato struck out two and walked one while not allowing a hit. Rayburn finished the game working the final two innings, surrendering just a lead-off single to Taylor Gushue in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Oberto finished the game 2 for 5 with two RBIs for Williamsport while Jiandido Tromp (two runs) and Rhys Hoskins (double, RBI) had two hits each. Williamsport was 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

Wednesday, July 2

Williamsport 6, Jamestown 4

The Crosscutters broke a 2-all tie with three runs in the top of the seventh and never looked back as they picked up their second-straight win over the Jammers.

Sandberg broke a 3-all tie with a sacrifice fly that plated Deivi Grullon, who had led off the inning with a double to left field. Williamsport’s second run of the inning came on a run-scoring single off the bat of Tromp while Hoskins drove him in with an RBI single of his own.

Jamestown cut the Williamsport lead to 5-3 in its half of the seventh on Dan Gamache’s RBI single, and inched closer in the bottom of the eighth after Anderson chased home Chase Simpson with a single, but that was as close as the Jammers got to catching the Crosscutters, who added their sixth run in the top of the ninth inning on a Derek Campbell single.

Oderman Rocha (0-2) took the loss after he allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in just a third of an inning. Alex McCrae started for Jamestown and allowed two runs on three hits while walking three and striking out two over the game’s first four innings.

At the plate for the Jammers, who went 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base, Gushue had two hits and an RBI while Anderson, Gamache and Kevin Ross all had RBIs in the loss.

Delvi Francisco (2-0) was credited with a blown save and the win after he tossed 1-2/3 innings of relief. He allowed two runs on four hits while striking out one and walking one.

Sandberg (RBI), Tromp (double, RBI), Campbell (double, three RBIs) and Drew Stankiewicz all had two hits for the Crosscutters in the win. Williamsport ended the game batting 6 for 18 with runners in scoring position while leaving 11 men on base.

Thursday, July 3

Williamsport 7, Jamestown 3, 12 innings

Williamsport scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to earn the three-game sweep over Jamestown.

In the decisive 12th, Sandberg led off with a home run to right while Matt Shortall added the big blow, a three-run home run to center that plated Brown and Hoskins. Brown had reached on a fielder’s choice while Hoskins walked to put runners at first and second.

Jose Regalado (3-1), who replaced Sam Street to start the inning, suffered the loss, as he was done in by the two home runs and three walks.

Street threw three innings of scoreless, hitless relief to keep the game going. He struck out one while facing the minimum nine batters.

Montana DuRapau started for the Jammers and allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out one over 4-1/3 innings of work.

Williamsport built a 3-0 lead with single runs in the top of the third, fifth and seventh innings, before Jamestown tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Erik Lunde singled to start the frame while Anderson reached on an error by shortstop Emmanuel Marrero. Fransoso then advanced the runners to third and second, respectively, with a sacrifice bunt while Michael Suchy picked up an RBI on a ground out that plated Lunde. Simpson then tied the game with a two-run single to center.

The Jammers were just 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position while leaving eight men on base, as Simpson finished 3 for 5, including his two RBIs while Luplow and Kevin Krause doubled.

Shortall (home run, three RBIs) and Campbell (double) both had three hits for Williamsport while teammates Sandberg (home run, double, RBI), Tromp (double) and Brown (two RBIs) all had two hits in the win.

The Crosscutters were 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base while Manny Martinez (1-1) earned the win on the mound after he tossed two innings of scoreless relief. The only hit he allowed was a one-out single by Simpson in the bottom of the 11th, as he struck out two and walked one.

Friday, July 4

State College 11, Jamestown 9

The Jammers traveled to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Independence Day to take on the State College Spikes.

After jumping ahead 3-0 after two innings and 5-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Spikes began their comeback with a three-run frame, before going ahead for good after a six-run bottom of the seventh.

Jake Stone singled home Danny Diekroeger to cut Jamestown’s lead to 5-2, before Andrew Sohn’s one-out single brought home Nick Thompson and Alex De Leon to bring the Spikes to within one, 5-4.

Then, in the bottom of the seventh, State College went ahead on Thompson’s double to center field, before it added insurance runs on Stone’s grand slam home run to center field.

The Spikes added their 11th run of the game in the top of the eighth on a Thompson single to center that chased home Darren Seferina, who tripled to start the frame.

Nick Neumann was hit with a blown save and the loss after he allowed six runs on six hits in just a third of an inning. He also walked one as he moved to 1-1 on the season.

Frank Duncan started for the Jammers and allowed a run on four hits over the game’s first five innings.

At the plate for Jamestown, Anderson (double), Krause (double, three RBIs), Ross (RBI), Fransoso and Erik Forgione (two RBIs) all had two hits in the loss. The Jammers finished the game 5 for 14 with runners in scoring position while leaving nine men on base.

For the Spikes, De Leon was 4 for 5 with two runs scored while Thompson finished 3 for 5, including a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Seferina (triple, two runs), Diekroeger (double, two runs), Stone (home run, five RBIs) and Sohn (triple, two RBIs) all had two hits for State College, which went 7 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Nick Lomascolo (1-0) earned the win after he threw two innings of relief. He allowed a run on two hits while striking out one. Josh Lucas picked up the save – his fourth of the season – after he allowed two hits and struck out two over 1-1/3 innings.

Saturday, July 5

State College 3, Jamestown 2

After tying the game 2-all in the top of the sixth on a one-out home run by Simpson and a run-scoring triple off the bat of Fransoso, the Jammers were unable to snap their five-game losing streak as they fell to the Spikes.

What made things worse for Jamestown was the fact that the eventual game-winning run, which was scored by Rowan Wick, came home on a wild pitch by Mulderig, who suffered the loss after tossing an inning of relief. He moved to 0-3 on the year after allowing the run while issuing three walks.

State College built a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on back-to-back doubles off the bats of Wick and Stone while Sohn added a run-scoring single.

Jacob Booden (1-1) picked up his first win of the season after he threw two innings of scoreless, hitless relief. He struck out three in the process.

At the plate for Jamestown, which went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base, Fansoso (triple, RBI), Gamache and Ross all had two hits in the loss.

For State College, which went 3 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base, Wick was the only player with multiple hits, as he went 2 for 3, including a double and two runs scored.

Sunday, July 6

State College 5, Jamestown 2

Jamestown held a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning, but it did not last as State College scored a run in their half of the third, before going ahead for good in the bottom of the fourth after it plated two runs for a 3-2 lead.

The Spikes’ run in the third came on a Stone single while their runs in the fourth were scored courtesy of a two-run homer off the bat of Brian O’Keefe.

State College added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth on a single by Wick and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ronnierd Garcia.

Jamestown’s runs came in the top of the second and third innings as Simpson plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and a run-scoring single by Anderson in the third.

Tyler Eppler, who worked the first five innings, suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five and walking one.

At the plate for Jamestown, Anderson was the only player with multiple hits, as he finished 2 for 3, including a triple and an RBI while Suchy added a triple in the loss. Jamestown finished 1 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.

For the Spikes, who went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base, Diekroeger (triple) and Stone both had two hits while Will Anderson (2-1) picked up the win. He went seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four.

Jamestown is back in action today as it travels to Batavia to take on the Muckdogs for a two-game set. Both games are set for 7:05 p.m. starts at Dwyer Stadium. The Jammers are back home at Diethrick Park on Wednesday, when they will host Tri-City for three games, before Vermont comes to town for two games beginning Saturday, July 12.