Jammers shut out at State College

STATE COLLEGE – Jamestown hasn’t had much trouble scoring runs during the first week of the New York-Penn League Baseball season.

Until Monday that is.

State College starter Chris Perry limited the Jammers to just two base hits in seven innings of work and Jamestown dropped to 5-3 on the season after a 6-0 loss to the Spikes, Monday, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

The Jammers still have the opportunity to make it three-for-three in series wins for 2013. The rubber game of this three-game set with the Spikes is scheduled for Tuesday night in State College.

On Monday, the Jammers’ offense was stymied by Perry. Jesus Vasquez singled with nobody out in the top of the third for Jamestown’s first hit, but Perry quickly worked out of the two on, nobody out jam by getting two quick lineouts and a pick off.

The Jammers’ only other hit came with one out in the fifth when Edwin Espinal singled to left. The Spikes retired the last 12 Jammers in order to end the game.

State College had no such trouble hitting the ball, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first and quickly chasing Jamestown starter Dovydas Neverauskas from the game. David Washington scored two with a single, Ronald Castillo added a sacrifice fly and Matthew Young doubled home Carson Kelly.

Relievers Axel Diaz, Shane Carle and Lance Breedlove limited State College to just one more run in the third and one tally in the fourth on three hits the rest of the way, but the Spikes had done more than enough damage to send the Jammers to their third loss of the young season.

Jamestown 000 000 000 – 0 2 1

State College 401 100 00x – 6 6 1

2b-Matthew Young (S). HR-Jimmy Bosco (S). WP-Chris Perry. LP-Dovydas Neverauskas.