Jammers go 3-4 on the week

The Jamestown Jammers finished their last full week of the New York-Penn League season by going 3-4 after Sunday’s game against Mahoning Valley at Russell E. Diethrick Park was postponed due to rain.

The Jammers and Scrappers will now play a double-header today, beginning at 1:05 p.m. They will be the last two games Jamestown plays at Diethrick Park, as the franchise will move to Morgantown, W.Va., for the 2015 season.

The Jammers began the week with a double-header loss to the Auburn Doubledays on Monday, 5-4 and 2-1, before they salvaged the third game of the three-game series on Tuesday, 4-1. Then, on Wednesday, Jamestown fell to Mahoning Valley, 8-7, but won 2-1 on Thursday, before they traveled to Williamsport for a pair of games beginning on Friday. The Jammers won the first game 7-1, but dropped the second game 7-6.

Jamestown sits at 34-39, 11-1/2 games behind Pinckney Division-leading State College (46-28) and 5-1/2 games behind the Brooklyn Cyclones and Connecticut Tigers in the wild card standings. Both teams are 40-34 on the season.

Monday, Aug. 25

Auburn 5-2, Jamestown 4-1

The Doubledays won both ends of the double-header in walk-off fashion, as Jose Marmolejos-Diaz drove in Clay Williamson on a sacrifice fly to center field in the first game, while in the second game, Bryan Mejia scored the game-winning run on an error.

Down 2-1 entering the top of the sixth inning in the first game, the Jammers scored three runs to build a 4-2 lead. Michael Suchy had a two-run inside-the-park home run for the first two runs while Chase Simpson followed with a solo home run to left field for the third run. For Suchy, it was his first homer of the season, while for Simpson, it was his sixth.

However, Jamestown’s lead was short-lived, as Auburn scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game 4-all. Cody Gunter drove in Jeff Gardner with a double for the Doubledays’ run in the sixth, while Osvaldo Abreu, who singled to start the bottom of the seventh, scored on a double-play to tie the game.

Jamestown’s first run of the game came on an RBI ground out off the bat of Trace Tam Sing in the top of the second, while Auburn’s first two runs came in their half of the second. Gardner scored on a balk while Diomedes Eusevio scored on a Williamson RBI single to center.

Luis Urena (2-1) was charged with a blown save and a loss after he allowed two runs on four hits while striking out one over 2-2/3 innings of work. Frank Duncan got the start and allowed three runs – two earned – on eight hits while striking out three and walking one.

Mario Sanchez (6-1) was credited with the win after he tossed 1-1/3 innings in relief of starter Chase McDowell and Robert Orlan.

The Jammers finished the game 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base while the Doubledays were 1 for 9 and left seven of their own men on base. Simpson led Jamestown at the plate, finishing 3 for 3 with a home run, double and two runs scored.

In game two, the Jammers and Doubledays traded runs in the fifth inning, before Mejia scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Jamestown’s run in the fifth scored on a Jordan Luplow sacrifice fly that chased home Erik Forgione, while Mejia scored Auburn’s run on a passed ball.

Sam Street (1-1) was saddled with the loss after he allowed both Doubleday runs on one hit while striking out one and walking one. Street worked 2-2/3 innings in relief of Nick Neumann, who worked the game’s first four innings. He allowed four hits while striking out five.

Tyler Mapes (1-1) picked up the win after he tossed two innings in relief of Luis Reyes. He allowed two hits, walked two and struck out two, while Reyes allowed a run on five hits. Like Mapes, Reyes struck out two and walked two.

Carl Anderson went 2 for 4 for the Jammers, who finished 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. For the Doubledays, Marmolejos-Diaz had a pair of doubles. Auburn finished the game 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Jamestown 4, Auburn 1

Montana DuRapau (3-2) picked up the win after he tossed six innings of one-run ball while allowing seven hits, as the Jammers won for just the second time in five games.

DuRapau struck out eight and did not issue a walk as he lowered his earned-run average to 2.21. Julio Eusebio picked up his third save of the year after he threw a scoreless top of the ninth inning.

Jamestown opened the scoring in the top of the second on a David Andriese double to right field, before Auburn tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a Gunter double to left field.

Then, in the top of the seventh, the Jammers scored a pair of runs to retake the lead. Luplow and Suchy singled to start the frame, before moving up to second and third base, respectively, on a wild pitch by Joseph Webb. Simpson followed with a two-run single to center for the 3-1 lead.

Jamestown scored its final run of the game on Simpson’s seventh home run of the season. The switch-hitting third baseman out of Wichita State finished the day 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Luplow (double, run) and Filliben added two hits in the win, as the Jammers finished 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Webb (0-1) suffered the loss after he allowed two runs on four hits over 2-2/3 innings of relief work. The 6-foot, 5-inch lefty out of Reno, Nev., struck out two, while Brian Langlois (double) and Gunter (double) had two hits each in the loss. Auburn finished the day 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Mahoning Valley 8,

Jamestown 7

Jamestown followed its win over Auburn on Tuesday with a walk-off loss to Mahoning Valley.

After falling behind 6-1 after four innings, Jamestown battled back to take a 7-6 lead in the top of the sixth. But the Scrappers tied the game in the bottom of the seventh, before Francisco Mejia’s single to right field chased home Bradley Zimmer with the game-winning run.

Eric Karch (1-3) suffered the loss after he allowed a run on one hit over 1-1/3 innings of work. Alex McRae worked the first four innings for Jamestown and allowed six runs on five hits while striking out three and walking four. J.P. Feyereisen (3-0) picked up the win for the Scrappers after he tossed a scoreless ninth.

Mahoning Valley built a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a Mejia triple to right, before increasing its lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the third on Mejia’s 15th double of the year – a two-run line drive to right field – and a Taylor Murphy single to left. An Austin Fisher home run to right – his first of the year – gave the Scrappers a 6-1 lead.

Jamestown cut the lead to 6-2 in the top of the fifth on a Luplow single to center, before its five-run sixth gave it a brief 7-6 lead.

Andriese doubled to open the frame and scored on a one-out single by Sing. Forgione followed with a double to left to put runners at second and third for Elvis Escobar, who chased home Sing on a sacrifice fly and sent Forgione to third. A walk to Luplow forced Anthony Vizcaya out of the game in favor of Cortland Cox, who promptly gave up an RBI single to Taylor Gushue and a two-run triple to Suchy, before he got Simpson to go down swinging to end the inning.

Miguel Rosario was able to hold the Scrappers at bay in the sixth, but allowed a game-tying RBI ground out to Taylor Murphy.

The Jammers finished 6 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base while the Scrappers went 5 for 13 and left seven men on base.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Jamestown 2,

Mahoning Valley 1

Tied 1-all heading into the eighth inning, the Jammers got the eventual game-winning run on Filliben’s first home run of the season.

Jose Regalado (6-3) picked up the win after he tossed 3-1/3 innings in relief of Austin Coley, who allowed two hits while striking out and walking three. Regalado allowed a run on two hits while striking out one and walking two. Jerry Mulderig earned his first save of the season after he worked around a lead-off throwing error by Filliben.

The Jammers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a Luplow single to center, before Steven Patterson scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a wild pitch by Regalado.

Justin Garcia (1-2) suffered the loss after he allowed a run on a hit while striking out one.

Jamestown finished 1 for 4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base, while Mahoning Valley was 0 for 8 and left 10 men on base.

Friday, Aug. 29

Jamestown 7, Williamsport 1

Jamestown won for the third time in four games after it scored two runs in the top of the fourth, one in the sixth and four more in the eighth.

In the fourth, Simpson had a two-run double, while in the sixth, a Simpson RBI single gave the Jammers a 3-1 lead. In the eighth, Suchy scored on an error, Erik Lunde drove in a pair or runs with a single to center field while Escobar doubled him in with two outs for a 7-1 lead.

Tyler Eppler (3-2) picked up the win after he allowed a run on three hits while striking out five. David Whitehead (4-4) suffered the loss after he allowed three runs on four hits while striking out four. Calvin Rayburn allowed the other four runs after he lasted an inning. He allowed three hits and struck out one.

Simpson finished the game 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Jamestown, which finished the game 4 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

For the Crosscutters, Jose Pujols doubled, as Williamsport finished the game 0 for 2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Williamsport 7, Jamestown 6

Jamestown wasted leads of 3-0 and 5-2, before eventually falling to Williamsport at Bowman Field.

After falling behind 6-5 on a Deivi Grullon double to left field in the bottom of the sixth, the Jammers were able to tie the game in their half of the seventh on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Francisco Aponte, but the Crosscutters’ Cord Sandberg homered to right field to put Williamsport up to stay.

Urena was saddled with both a blown save and the loss after he allowed three runs on four hits – including the Sandberg home run – over 1-2/3 innings of work. He struck out one and walked one as he fell to 2-2 on the season. Frank Duncan got the start and allowed four runs – three earned – on seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

Matt Hockenberry (2-0) picked up the win after he allowed a run on five hits over four innings of work. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.

Sing (double, run), Suchy (two doubles, two runs), Kevin Krause (double, run), Simpson (double, RBI, run) and Andriese (double, three RBIs) all had two hits for Jamestown, which finished the game 5 for 19 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

The Crosscutters were led at the plate by Pujols, who went 3 for 4. Williamsport finished the game 3 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.