Jammers snap 10-game skid, go 3-3 on the week

The Jamestown Jammers avoided its second-straight losing week with a 6-2 win over the Vermont Lake Monsters Sunday at Russell Diethrick Park.

After going 0-7 in New York-Penn League action the week before, the Jammers are now 3-10 in their last 13 games and sit at 11-18 on the year and 10 games behind Pinckney Division-leading State College.

In its three losses this week, Jamestown was outscored 19-10 while in their three wins, the Jammers outscored their opponents, 17-10.

The Jammers opened the week with a 9-2 loss to the Batavia Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium, on July 7, before the two teams had their game washed out on Tuesday. On Wednesday, July 9, Jamestown dropped a 6-5 decision to the Tri-City ValleyCats, at Russell E. Diethrick Park, before falling to them again on July 10, 4-3, making it the 10th-straight loss for the Jammers.

Jamestown finally got back into the win column with an 8-6 victory over Tri-City on Friday and won consecutive games for the first time since they won five in a row from June 24 through June 28, after they dropped Vermont, 3-2, on Saturday.

Monday, July 7

Batavia 9, Jamestown 2

Jamestown jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a double off the bat of Tyler Filliben, before Batavia was able to build a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth inning.

In the top of the sixth, the Jammers edged closer to the Muckdogs lead after a Chase Simpson chased home Michael Suchy with a single to right field. However, that was as close as the Jammers got to catching the Muckdogs, as they used a six-run bottom of the eighth to put the game away. Victor Castro scored on an error, Ryan Aber had a two-run triple, before scoring on a passed ball and Brian Anderson hit a two-run homer to right for the 9-2 final.

Alex McRae (0-1) suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking two. Eric Dorsch was charged with six runs – three earned – on four hits in the bottom of the eighth.

At the plate for Jamestown, Jordan Luplow, Kevin Krause and Kevin Ross all had two hits while Carl Anderson doubled.

Aper went 2 for 4 in the win for Batavia and drove in three runs while Brian Anderson went 2 for 5 with a double, home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jose Adames (3-0) earned the win after tossing three innings of three-hit, scoreless relief. He struck out three while Juancito Martinez earned his second save of the year after tossing the game’s final two innings. He allowed one hit and struck out four.

Jamestown finished the game 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left seven on base while Batavia was 4 for 13 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven men.

Wednesday, July 9

Tri-City 6, Jamestown 5

Jamestown held a 2-1 lead heading into the top of the sixth inning, but was unable to hold on for the win, as Tri-City scored four runs in the inning and one more in the seventh, before holding on for a 6-5 win.

In the top of the sixth, Tri-City used three doubles and a throwing error by Jamestown pitcher Jose Regalado to score its four runs.

Regalado relieved Miguel Rosario to start the inning and promptly gave up back-to-back doubles to Jamie Ritchie and Mott Hyde for the ValleyCats’ first run while Regalado’s error on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Bobby Boyd allowed Hyde to scamper home with the go-ahead run. After Regalado got Ryan Bottger to fly out, Derek Fisher was hit by a pitch, which ended Regalado’s night. Eric Karch, who replaced Regalado, got Davis to go down swinging, but was unable to retire A.J. Reed, who smacked a two-run double to right that scored Boyd and Fisher and gave Tri-City a 5-2 lead it did not relinquish.

Jamestown jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on an RBI single off the bat of Ross and a wild pitch that chased Ross home.

The Jammers scored their third run of the game in the bottom of the sixth on a Luplow home run, his third of the year, before they mounted a comeback in the bottom of the ninth.

Krause singled with one out, before Simpson connected on his fourth homer of the season to cut Tri-City’s lead to 6-5, but Ryan Thompson was able to work around a Ross single by getting Filliben to hit into a game-ending double play.

Regalado (3-2) was saddled with the loss and a blown save after he allowed four runs – one earned – on two hits in just a third of an inning. Montana DuRapau started for the Jammers and worked the first 3-2/3 innings. He allowed an unearned run on five hits while striking out two and walking one.

Austin Crimson earned the win after he allowed two runs – one earned – on four hits while striking out two over the game’s first five innings.

Jamestown finished the game 1 for 4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base while Tri-City was 3 for 15 and left 11 men on base.

Thursday, July 10

Tri-City 4, Jamestown 3

Reed’s lead-off home run in the top of the eighth inning was the difference as Tri-City won its second-straight over Jamestown.

Fisher singled home Alex Hernandez in the top of the third to give the ValleyCats a 1-0 lead, but the Jammers tied the game on an RBI ground out off the bat of Erik Lunde.

Run-scoring singles by Reed and Hyde put Tri-City up 3-1, but the lead again was short-lived as Jamestown scored a run on a Taylor Gushue single and another on a sacrifice fly to right by Krause to tie the game.

The Jammers had the tying run at second in the bottom of the eighth after Andrew Lambo walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Gushue. However, Mills got Suchy swinging and Krause looking to end the inning. Derek Velazquez picked up his first save of the season with a perfect ninth while Bryan Radziewski earned the win and a blown save after he allowed two runs on three hits in two innings of relief. He struck out two and walked one.

Nick Neumann (1-2) suffered the loss after he allowed a run on two hits while striking out four. Filliben doubled in the loss for the Jammers, who went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Reed finished the game 3 for 4 (home run, two RBIs) and Boyd had two hits for the ValleyCats, who ended the night 3 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Friday, July 11

Jamestown 8, Tri-City 6

Jamestown snapped its 10-game losing streak with the win over Tri-City.

The Jammers built a 7-1 lead before holding off the ValleyCats, who scored three runs in the top of the sixth and two more in the seventh to cut Jamestown’s lead to 7-6, before a run-scoring ground out off the bat of Krause put the Jammers up 8-6.

However, the ValleyCats were able to put together a threat in the top of the eighth, as they loaded the bases with one out. But Julio Eusebio got Hyde to ground into an inning-ending double play to preserve Jamestown’s lead.

Eusebio worked around a two-out single by Fisher to earn the save, as he finished the game allowing three hits while striking out one.

Marek Minarik (1-2) earned his first win of the season after he allowed a run on two hits while striking out and walking two.

The Jammers built its 7-1 lead on an RBI single by Simpson in the first, a run-scoring single by Lambo in the third, which was followed by a three-run third that included an RBI single off the bat of Deybi Garcia and Lunde and a run-scoring ground out by Erik Forgione. Then, in the fifth, Francisco Aponte launched a two-run home run to left that brought home Ross, who had singled with one out.

Anderson (two runs) and Ross (double, two runs) both had two hits for the Jammers, who finished the game 3 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. The ValleyCats, who were led by two-hit performances from Ryan Bottger, Fisher, Reed and Tanielu, finished the game 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Saturday, July 12

Jamestown 3, Vermont 2

After Filliben doubled in Simpson to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, Fernand Cruzado unleashed a wild pitch that chased home Ross with the game-winning run, as Jamestown won consecutive games for the first time in nearly two weeks.

The Lake Monsters took a 1-0 lead on a double off the bat of Joe Bennie, before the Jammers tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch by Jordan Schwartz that brought home Suchy.

Vermont went up 2-1 in the top of the ninth after Yairo Munoz singled in John Nogowski, but Cruzado was unable to hold the lead and was charged with his first blown save of the season.

Eric Dorsch (1-1) earned his first win of the season after he allowed a run on two hits while striking out one over the game’s last two innings while Tyler Epler pitched well over the game’s first five innings, as he kept the Lake Monsters off the scoreboard. He allowed two hits, struck out two and walked one before giving way to Miguel Rosario, who allowed a run on a hit while striking out two and walking three in two innings.

Ross had two hits, including a double, and a run scored while Suchy and Filliben also doubled in the win. Jamestown finished 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

For Vermont, Bennie had two hits, including a double and an RBI, as the Lake Monsters ended the game 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

Blake McMullen (1-1) was charged with the loss after he allowed two runs – one earned – on no hits while walking one.

Sunday, July 13

Jamestown 6, Vermont 2

A three-run home run by Krause in the bottom of the sixth inning helped the Jammers past the Lake Monsters, giving them their third-straight win.

Jamestown scored a run in the bottom of the third on a Luplow single, before falling behind 2-1 after Bennie picked up an RBI on a ground out in the top of the fourth and Jose Brizuela homered in the fifth.

A two-run home run by Krause in the bottom of the eighth put the Jammers up 6-2, as the right fielder finished the game 2 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs scored. He bumped his average on the season .290 and his five home runs and 23 RBIs are both team highs.

Jerry Mulderig (1-3) earned his first win of the season after he threw two innings of scoreless, hitless relief. He struck out one and walked two in two innings of relief. McRae tossed the first five innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two. Sam Street picked up his first save of the season after he allowed a hit over the game’s final two innings.

Besides Krause, Suchy (double, two runs) and Andriese had two hits in the win as Jamestown finished the game 3 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

For Vermont, which went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base, Brizuela had a pair of hits while Lee Sosa (1-1) was charged with a blown save and a loss after he allowed two runs on three hits in a third of an inning.

The Jammers are back in action tonight at Diethrick Park, as they take on the Lake Monsters at 7 p.m. It is the final game of their three-game set, before Jamestown travels to Brooklyn to take on the Cyclones for three games beginning Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, Jamestown moves on to face Staten Island for a trio of games. The Jammers are back home Tuesday, July 22, when they face Auburn at 7:05 p.m.