Jammers roll to home win over Batavia Muckdogs
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. The Jamestown Jammers continued their strong play, pushing their record to ten games over .500 after a 6-3 win on Thursday night over the Batavia Muckdogs at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.
The Jammers struck first in the top of the second inning. Danny Collins led off with a single and moved to second on a bunt single by Jeff Roy. Erich Weiss continued the hit parade with a single to load the bases.
Edwin Espinal then reached on an effor that allowed Collins to score. Elvis Escobar drove home Roy on a sacrifice fly and a Michael Fransoso single brought home Weiss to stake the Jammers to a three run lead.
Danny Collins was in the middle of it again in the bottom of the third, reaching on a one out single. Another Roy bunt got Collins to second and Weiss knocked him home with a single to center to extend the lead.
The Muckdogs were able to get one back as the result of a lead off home run by Yefri Perez in the fourth and another in the fifth when Avery Romero scored on a passed ball.
Jamestown answered back in the bottom of the fifth. Weiss doubled with one out and scored on an Espinal single to push the lead to 5-2. Batavia scratched another run across in the seventh but the Jammers were able to tally an insurance run in the eighth.
Adam Frazier singled to lead off the frame, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. A throwing error by Muckdog hurler Josh Easley on a pick off attempt allowed Frazier to scamper home.
Brett McKinney gave up a hit and struck out two to shut the door on the Muckdogs and earn his third save.
Isaac Sanchez started on the bump for the Jammers and scattered one hit, a home run, over four innings of work before being ejected in the fifth. Jammer manager Dave Turgeon was ejected one inning later. Axel Diaz, who allowed one unearned run and was credited with the win, and Will Kendall each fired two innings of relief to set up McKinney.
In the Jammers 14-hit effort, seven of the nine in the starting line-up recorded hits. Weiss led the Jammers with three hits and an RBI. Espinal had two hits and a team-high two RBIs. Roy, Collins, Harold Ramirez and Michael Fransoso all had two hits apiece as well.
The win pushes the Jammers Pinckney Division leading record to 23-13. Jamestown currently holds a three game lead over second place Williamsport. Jamestown will travel to Williamsport for a two game weekend series with the Crosscutters before hearing to Auburn for a two game set slated for Sunday and Monday.
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