Ramirez’s three-run homer propels Jammers to victory

FISHKILL, N.Y. – The Jamestown Jammers managed just three hits on Thursday, but that was enough to plate five runs and hold off the Auburn Doubledays, 5-4, at Falcon Park in Fishkill, N.Y.

The Jammers (10-6) didn’t record their first hit until a bunt single from Jeff Roy with one out in the top of the fifth.

That didn’t keep them from being tied 1-1 at the time. In the second, Michael Fransoso worked a leadoff walk, stole second and scored on a throwing error by Auburn shortstop Cody Dent.

The Doubledays (6-10) edged ahead in the fourth when Austin Chubb and Isaac Ballou smacked back-to-back RBI singles, but the lead would prove to be shortlived.

In the fourth, Jamestown erupted for four runs and the last of them would prove to be the difference in the final score.

Roy’s bunt single got things started and he quickly stole second and third, giving him eight steals on the season. Roy scored on Auburn’s second error of the game and Harold Ramirez would soon provide the biggest hit of the night.

After Adam Frazier walked and JaCoby Jones reached on the error that allowed Roy to score, Harold Ramirez clubbed his first homer of the season -a three-run bomb to left that gave Jamestown a two-run lead at the game’s midway point.

Jammers starter Dovydas Neverauskas and relievers Axel Diaz and Kevin Kleis made sure the lead stood up.

Neverauskas blanked the Doubledays in the fifth and Diaz allowed just one run – on a James Yezzo RBI double in the seventh – to make it 5-4 Jammers through eight full innings of play.

Kleis closed the game out with a perfect ninth for his second save of the season. Neverauskas earned his first win as a Jammer.

Offensively, Jamestown got only the single from Roy and a second single from Frazier as well as the Ramirez long ball.

The Jammers will try to make it five wins in six games Friday when they once again visit the Pinckney Division rival Doubledays.