Late rallies lift Jammers

BATAVIA, N.Y.-A little late inning magic led to a Jammers win Wednesday night, as they improve to 33-20 on the year with a 4-2 road win over the Batavia Muckdogs.

After allowing a Batavia run in the bottom of the sixth inning, Jamestown tied things up at one with a sacrifice fly from Edwin Espinal that brought in Jeff Roy. The Jammers then took their first lead when Harold Ramirez came in to score on a wild pitch from the Muckdogs’ Reid Redman.

Back-to-back RBI singles from Jin-De Jhang and Espinal in the ninth made it a 4-1 game, and Brett McKinney earned his sixth save of the year despite allowing a run in the bottom of the inning.

Jhang and Espinal led the way for the visitors offensively, Jhang with two hits and Espinal with a pair of RBI.

Cody Dickson got the start on the mound for Jamestown, working five scoreless innings while striking out seven batters and walking just one. Justin Topa got credit for the win after working the sixth and seventh, and Henry Hirsch worked a scoreless eighth before giving way to McKinney to finish the game.

Jamestown currently holds a two-game lead over State College for first place in the New York-Penn League’s Pinckney Division. The Jammers and Muckdogs meet again Thursday night for game two of the series at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium.

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