Jammers rout Conn. at Diethrick

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Jamestown’s offense gave Jammers starter Jackson Lodge and the bullpen 10 runs of support on Thursday night.

Lodge and relievers Justin Topa and Kurt Yacko would have been just fine with only one.

The Jammers (18-12) scored 10 runs in the opening four innings and the Jamestown pitching trio twirled a seven-hit shutout in the team’s 10-0 victory over the Connecticut Tigers at Diethrick Park.

A rubber match of the three-game series between the teams is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday in Jamestown.

With game-time temperatures hovering right around 90 degrees, the Jammers’ offense was equally as hot in the game’s opening innings.

After Lodge (3-1) set the Tigers down in order to start the game, Jamestown responded with three runs in the bottom of the first. Adam Frazier started the scoring when he raced home on one of Connecticut’s four errors and Michael Fransoso capped the inning with a two-run single.

The runs kept coming in the second and third frames with one run added to the lead in each. JaCoby Jones’ sacrifice fly brought home Jimmy Rider in the second inning to make it 4-0 and Jeff Roy singled home Fransoso in the third to make it 5-0.

Any question about the game’s final outcome was put to rest with a five-run Jammers’ bottom of the fourth.

Harold Ramirez started the inning’s scoring with a sac fly, Roy singled home a pair and Fransoso and Rider also drove home runs with base hits.

While Jamestown would not score the rest of the way, it hardly mattered to the final outcome. Lodge pitched six strong innings, allowing only three hits and striking out three. Topa pitched two innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts and Yacko pitched the ninth, allowing two hits and striking out a pair.

Offensively, Jamestown’s 12-hit attack was led by Roy’s three hits with Fransoso, Rider and Edwin Espinal adding two hits each. Frazier and Fransoso each scored twice.

Connecticut 000 000 000 – 0 7 4

Jamestown 311 500 00x – 10 12 1

2b-Pat Leyland (C). WP-Jackson Lodge. LP-Kevin Ziomek.