Jammers split weekend pair

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.; AUBURN, NY The Jamestown Jammers split a pair of games this weekend, winning on Saturday in Williamsport but losing in Auburn on Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, the Jammers pitching staff limited the Crosscutter offense to three hits in a 3-0 victory.

Cody Dickson picked up his first win of the year tossing five hitless innings. He walked one and struck out five in the dominating effort. Henry Hirsch scattered two hits over the next three frames and was credited with a hold for his effort. Brett McKinney picked up his fourth save, giving up one hit but striking out two, to lock down the game for Jamestown.

The Jammers offense had nine hits on the day but was held scoreless in every inning but the fourth.

Adam Frazier singled to lead off the frame and moved to second on a Harold Ramirez ground out.

Jin-De Jhang then doubled to bring home Frazier before moving to third on a wild pitch. Danny Collins laced a single to center, scoring Jhang.

The hit parade continued as Erich Weiss singled to right, moving Collins to third. An Edwin Espinal ground out brought home Collins.

Dickson and the bullpen took things from there.

Frazier and Weiss each had three hits in the win. Jhang added two more. The lone extra base hits in the contest were doubled by Jhang and Frazier and a double by Williamsport’s Jiandido Tromp.

The win was the 25th on the season for the Jammers.

The Jammers then traveled from Williamsport to Auburn and dropped a 5-2 decision on Sunday afternoon to the Doubledays.

Auburn scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the second courtesy of three Jammers errors. The Doubledays only had three hits, all singles, in the inning.

But the Jammers scratched two runs of their own across in the top of the third. With one out, Elvis Escobar and Francisco Aponte reached on consecutive fielding efforts by the Doubledays.

A Jeff Roy infield single to third then loaded the bases for Frazier, who hit a line drive single to center, scoring Elvis Escobar. Francisco Aponte then scored on another infield single by Ramirez.

Jhang then flied out to right and Auburn rightfielder Wilman Rodriguez gunned out Jeff Roy at the plate to end the inning and the scoring threat.

The Doubledays were able to gather two insurance runs in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Rodriguez and a homerun from Bryan Lippincott.

Jamestown loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth after Jimmy Rider and Aponte singled and Roy walked but Doubledays hurler Jake Joyce got Frazier to ground out to pick up his first save of the season.

The Jammers started Chad Kuhl (1-2), who was tagged with the loss, pitched the first two frames giving up three unearned runs. Shane Carle followed him with three scoreless innings of relief but the Doubledays got their insurance runs off of Will Kendall, who gave up two runs in two innings. Andy Otamendi pitched a scoreless eighth.

The only Jammer with multiple hits was Frazier with two.

Jamestown will play in Auburn against the Doubledays on Monday night before returning home for the start of a six game homestand on Tuesday which will feature three games against the Staten Island Yankees and then three with the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Saturday

Jamestown 000 300 000 – 3 9

Williamsport 000 000 000 – 0 3

2b- Jhang (J), Frazier (J), Tromp (W)

Wp- Dickson

Lp- Reyes

Sv- McKinney

Sunday

Jamestown 002 000 000 – 2 9

Auburn 030 000 20X – 5 8

2b- Foat (A), Zebrack (A). Hr- Lippincott (A)

Wp- Ullmann

Lp- Kuhl

Sv- Joyce