Jammers start season 2-0 with two shutouts

NILES, Ohio – Two games into the New York-Penn League season and the Jamestown Jammers are 2-0.

More impressively, Jamestown’s pitching staff has yet to allow a run, delivering its second straight shutout in a 3-0 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Tuesday, at Eastwood Field.

Jamestown’s bats supplied only four hits during Tuesday’s victory, but it was more than enough as starting pitcher Colten Brewer and relievers Justin Topa, Jovany Lopez and Cesar Lopez combined on a seven-hit shutout.

Brewer allowed just five hits in five innings of work and the bullpen worked four scoreless innings, allowing only two additional hits. Cesar Lopez worked a perfect ninth for the season’s first save.

The Jammers (2-0) did all of their offensive damage in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring twice in the fifth and once more in the sixth.

Jin-De Jhang led off the top of the fifth with a solo blast and Danny Collins scored later in the inning on a throwing error by Mahoning Valley pitcher Caleb Hamrick.

The legs of Elvis Escobar helped set up the final run of the night.

Escobar led off the sixth with a single and stole second and third bases before scoring on a wild pitch by the Scrappers’ Alexis Paredes.

Jamestown returns to Eastwood Field Wednesday, looking to complete a three-game sweep. The Jammers head home to Diethrick Park for their 2013 season opener Thursday against Williamsport.

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2b-Paul Hendrix (M). HR-Jin-De Jhang (J). WP-Colten Brewer. LP-Caleb Hamrick. Save-Cesar Lopez.