Jammers lose on road

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – Jamestown pitched well enough to earn its eighth win in 10 games Friday night in Hudson Valley.

Unfortuantely, the offense didn’t cooperate.

Jamestown was limited to one run on seven innings, Friday, at Duchess Stadium, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Renegades.

Hudson Valley did all of its damage in the fifth inning, scoring one earned run and one unearned run of Jamestown starter Jackson Lodge. Lodge suffered his first loss of the season, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out two.

Both runs came on the same one-out play as Granden Goetzman and Pat Blair scored on an error by Jammers shortstop Adam Frazier. Catcher Jin-De Jhang helped Jamestown avoid further damage by throwing not one, but two runners out at third base to end the inning.

The Jammers (16-9) quickly tried to strike back in the top of the sixth as Michael Fransoso led off with a double and scored on Jhang’s single to center. Harold Ramirez followed Jhang’s single with one of his own and Edwin Espinal put down a sacrifice bunt to move runners to second and third with one out.

From there, Hudson Valley pitcher Justin Choate struck out Erich Weiss and got Andrew Dennis to fly out to right, ending Jamestown’s biggest scoring threat of the game.

Hudson Valley starter Kevin Brandt earned the win and Choate pitched the final four innings for the save. Ramirez was the only Jammer with multiple hits, finishing with two.

The Jammers continue their road trip on Saturday, traveling to Massachusettes to face the Lowell Spinners.

Jamestown 000 001 000 – 1 7 2

Hudson Valley 000 020 00x – 2 6 1

2b-Michael Fransoso (J). WP-Kevin Brandt. LP-Jackson Lodge. Save-Justin Choate.