Jammers strike early in road win
BATAVIA, N.Y. The Jamestown Jammers scored in each of the first four innings, highlighted by a three-run fourth inning, in a rain-shortened seven inning win over the Batavia Muckdogs on Tuesday night.
The offensive display started fast and furious for the Jammers. Adam Frazier led off the top of the first with a double and moved to third on a ground out by Michael Fransoso. A ground out by Harold Ramirez brought Frazier home and put the Jammers on the board.
A one out walk to Jeff Roy started the attack in the second. Erich Weiss signled Roy home with two outs and advanced to second on an error during the play. Elvis Escobar then doubled to left to bring home Weiss.
The Jammers kept adding on in the third. One out singles by Ramirez and Jin-De Jhang set up Danny Collins, who scored Ramirez with a double. Back-to-back strikeouts with runners on second and third let the Muckdogs off the hook.
They wouldn’t let the Muckdogs off the hook the next inning.
Weiss walked to lead off the frame and, with out out, stole second. Frazier walked and both came around to score on a Ramirez triple. Jhang doubled Ramirez home to stretch the Jamestown lead to 7-0.
That would be all that it would take.
Chad Kuhl fired five scoreless innings, scattering three hits without issuing a walk, to get the win. The effort drops Kuhl’s ERA to a miniscule .90 through his first 20 professional innings.
Justin Topa fired an inning and a third of scoreless relief, yielding two hits and a walk, before the game was delayed with one on and one out in the bottom of the seventh.
Batavia was only able to get two runners into scoring position on the night. Avery Romero was stranded at third in the second and Coco Johnson was left on second after a one out double in the third.
After a 50 minute delay, the game was called and considered final.
Ramirez and Jhang had three hits apiece in the victory. Frazier, COllins, Weiss and Escobar each had a knock for the Jammers in the 10-hit, five extra base hit, effort.
The win pushes the Jammers to a Pinckney Division-leading 21-13 and at least a 2.5 game lead.
Jamestown is back in action on Wednesday morning with a unique 11:05 a.m. start time scheduled in Batavia. The Jammers will return home Thursday for a 7:05 p.m. tilt, also against the Muckdogs.