Lowell rally spins Jammers into a loss

LOWELL, Mass. – For the 2013 edition of the Jamestown Jammers, Monday night’s contest at Lowell was certainly a rarity.

The Jammers (17-11) entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead, but Carlos Asuaje tied the game for the Spinners with a sacrifice fly and a two-out throwing error by Jamestown third baseman Eric Weiss gave Lowell a 4-3 victory, at Lelacheur Park.

After completing a six-game road trip with a respectable 3-3 mark, the Jammers return home on Wednesday, starting a six-game homestand that features series with both the Connecticut Tigers and Aberdeen Ironbirds. Wednesday’s game with the Tigers is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start.

After spotting Lowell a 1-0 lead in Monday’s game, the Jammers jumped on top with a pair of fourth-inning runs. Michael Fransoso and Danny Collins led off the frame with singles and moved to second and third with a double steal. After Beau Wallace walked to load the bases, Adam Frazier collected a two-run single that gave Jamestown the lead.

Lowell would tie the game with a run in the bottom of that same inning, but Jamestown looked to be back in control when it took a 3-2 lead in the eighth. Harold Ramirez singled to start things off, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and moved to third with a steal. Ramirez then scored on Jeff Roy’s RBI single.

The 3-2 lead held until the bottom of the ninth when Jamestown closer Roberto Espinosa found himself in trouble. Espinosa got the first out, but Aaron King singled to put the tying run on base. Jantzen White followed with another hit, moving King to third and advancing to second on the throw with just one out.

Forrestt Allday then collected an infield single that loaded the bases, allowing Asuaje the opportunity to hit the sac fly that brought home King. Needing just one out to force extras, Espinosa got Michael Rodriguez to ground to third. However, the throw by Weiss was off target and the error allowed the winning run to score.