Jammers rally, but fall to Crosscutters

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.- A five-run bottom of the third was enough for the Williamsport Crosscutters to down the Jamestown Jammers Friday night, 5-4, at Williamsport’s Bowman Field.

The Jammers put up one run in the top of the first inning when Elvis Escobar made it home on a Jin-De Jhang groundout. Jamestown threatened with a runner on third, but the club couldn’t take advantage as Williamsport escaped without further damage.

The Crosscutters’ big inning started with a lead off single by Herlis Rodriguez, who stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a fielder’s choice. Williamsport’s Andrew Pullin put his team ahead with a solo home run, and two walks by pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas set the stage for Dylan Cozens’ three run blast to put the Crosscutters up 5-1.

Jamestown got one back in the fifth when Adam Frazier brought in Erich Weiss on a sacrifice fly, and looked to turn the tables on the home club with a late rally in the ninth.

With the bases loaded and one out, Harold Ramirez singled in Candon Myles, and a wild pitch allowed Escobar to make it home safely and cut the lead to one.

Williamsport chose to intentionally walk Jhang and load the bases once more, but strikeouts of Wyatt Mathiesen and Edwin Espinal ended the inning and the game.

Neverauskas took the loss on the mound for the Jammers, going four and two thirds innings and allowing all five Crosscutters runs while walking five and striking out two. Axel Diaz and Jared Lakind combined to throw three and one thirds shut out innings.

Escobar, Frazier, and Danny Collins had two hits each to lead the way for the visitors offensively.

The Jammers will now head back to Russell Diethrick Park for a two-game set against the same Williamsport team. Saturday night begins a five-game homestand, which ends with a three-game series against Mahoning Valley.

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2b-Hiciano (W). HR-Cozens (W), Pullin (W). WP-Musser. LP-Neverauskas. S-Buckley.