The Jamestown Jammers went 4-4 this past week, moving their record in New York-Penn League action to 28-36.
The Jammers, who sit 9-1/2 games behind Pinckney Division-leading Auburn (38-27), began the week with 2-1 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, on Sunday, in Mahoning Valley. On Monday, the Jammers bounced back, topping the Scrappers, 8-4.
Jamestown opened a four-game set with the Williamsport Crosscutters on Tuesday, splitting a double-header at Diethrick Park, losing the first game 3-1, before winning the second game 4-3. On Wednesday, the Jammers fell to Williamsport 10-6, but earned a split of the series with a 5-2 win on Thursday.
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Jamestown Jammers third baseman Pedro Mendoza dives to field a grounder during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Williamsport.
On Friday, the Jammers won a 1-0 decision to the State College Spikes, but fell on Saturday, 5-0.
The Jammers' week began with a 14-inning loss to the Scrappers, as Juan Romero drove in Joe Sever with the game-winning run.
Mason Hope started and tossed six innings, allowing a run on six hits while striking out six and walking one, lowering his ERA on the season to 3.55.
The Jammers' lone run was scored on a double off the bat of Yelson Hernandez, which drove in Michael Vaughn.
On Aug. 20, the Jammers topped the Scrappers, 8-4, behind the starting pitching of Drew Steckenrider (1-1), who picked up his first win for Jamestown, going five innings, allowing a hit while striking out six and walking four.
Jamestown built an early 2-0 lead after scoring a pair of two-out runs in the top of the second on a Sharif Othman single and an error.
The Jammers added a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and two more in the seventh, before the Scrappers put up four runs in the bottom of the ninth for the 8-4 final.
Jesus Solorzano went 3-for-4, including a triple while Pedro Mendoza added a pair of hits, including a double. Rony Peralta had a pair of RBIs while Felix Munoz, Anthony Gomez and Yefri Perez each drove in a run in the win.
After dropping the first game of its double-header with Williamsport on Aug. 21, 3-1, in 11 innings, Jamestown came back to earn a 4-3 win in the nightcap.
Tied at 3-all in the bottom of the seventh, Viosergy Rosa singled in Cody Keefer for the walk-off win. Rosa finished 2-for-4 for the game with a pair of RBIs.
Also helping the Jammers at the plate were Main (home run), Keefer and Solorzano, who all had two hits each.
Miguel Fermin (1-3) picked up the win in relief, striking out one in his one inning of work.
Beau Wright started on the hill for the Jammers, going the first four innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out four and not issuing a walk.
Brian Ellington tossed two innings of one-hit relief, striking out two and walking as many.
Sean Donatello (1-1) suffered the loss in the first game, tossing four innings of five-hit relief, allowing a pair of runs while striking out two. The Jammers' lone run came in the second inning, as Gomez, who singled to start the frame, scored on a pair of Crosscutter throwing errors.
The Crosscutters got the best of the Jammers on Aug. 22, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to put the game away, as they went on to win 10-6.
Helpi Reyes (2-6) suffered the loss on the hill for the Jammers, allowing seven runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking three over three innings of work.
Keefer led Jamestown at the dish, going 3-for-5, including a double and three RBIs. Rosa, Perez (RBI) and Juancito Martinez all had two hits for Jamestown in the loss.
Jamestown earned its split with Williamsport on Aug. 23, winning a 5-2 decision.
Ramon Del Orbe (2-5) earned the win for the Jammers, allowing a pair of runs on four hits while striking out six and walking one over seven innings of work.
At the plate, Rosa went 2-for-3, including a double and a pair of RBIs while Main (RBI) and Gomez each had two hits. Vaughn had the Jammers' other RBI on the day.
Pitching was the story for the Jammers on Aug. 24, as Jamestown won 1-0 over State College.
Hope (3-3) allowed two hits over seven innings, striking out nine and walking one, before giving way to Jheyson Manzueta, who allowed a hit over the final two innings, striking out two.
The Jammers' lone run came in the top of the fourth. Keefer doubled to get Jamestown going, before being pushed to third on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Gomez. Rosa then followed with a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Keefer with the game's only run.
The Jammers ended the week with a 5-0 loss to the Spikes. Steckenrider (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits over five innings of work, striking out six and walking two.
Keefer, who is hitting .358 in 13 games since joining the Jammers, had two hits in the loss.
The Jammers were outscored during the week, 29-26, went 14-for-73 (.192 AVG) with runners in scoring position and left 61 runners on base. In its four losses, Jamestown went 4-for-45 (.089 AVG) with runners in scoring position, leaving 41 runners on base. However, in their four wins, the Jammers went 10-for-28 (.357 AVG) and left 20 runners on base.
The Jammers have two weeks remaining in their season, and although they have yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, it looks as though they will miss the post-season for the second straight season.
Jamestown has three games remaining with Williamsport, three with State College, two with Mahoning Valley and two with Batavia.
The Jammers will travel to take on the Crosscutters, beginning today in Williamsport, before returning home to Diethrick Park on Aug. 30, where they will face the Spikes in a three-game series. The Jammers will stay in Jamestown to face the Scrappers for a pair of games, before going to Batavia to finish the season with a pair of games against the Muckdogs.