Jammers drop home game

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Jamestown Jammers dropped game two of a three-game series against the Staten Island Yankees Wednesday night, 6-0, at Russell Diethrick Park.

The two teams traded six innings of scoreless baseball before Staten Island’s Yeicok Calderon broke things open with a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Calderon connected on his second homer of the night, a three run shot the very next inning, to give his team a 4-0 lead.

A pair of Yankees runs in the top of the ninth put the game out of reach, as the Jammers drop to 27-15 on the year. Jamestown remains in first place in the New York Penn League’s Pinckney Division with a four and a half game lead over the State College Spikes.

Dovydas Neverauskas and Henry Hirsch each threw three scoreless innings, earning no decisions for the Jammers. Andy Otamendi took the loss after allowing four runs in two innings, and Kurt Yacko surrendered two Staten Island runs in the ninth.

Dave Valesente went 2-for-3 with a double and Adam Frazier went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles for Jamestown’s only hits of the night.

The Jammers will look for a win in the rubber match of the series with Staten Island Thursday night at Russell Diethrick Park. Jamestown’s homestand continues with a three-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones beginning Friday night.