Sports Briefly…


The Jamestown Old-Timers Baseball Club kicked its 2014 season of with a tough away loss to Boardman, Ohio, last Saturday.

Game one was a slugfest with both teams combining for 31 hits over seven innings. Jamestown tied the game at 7-7 in the fifth inning but lost the advantage shortly thereafter when Boardman plated seven runs in the sixth. Final score was 14-9.

For Jamestown, Ted Morrison went 3-for-4 at the plate. Brian Moldovan had two hits, including a double. Other Old Timers with two hits each were Sammy Spera, Bob George and Larry Persing. Steve Camarata hit a double for the Old Timers as well. Morrison was the losing pitcher with relief help from Spera and Camarata.

In Game two, the Old-Timers only produced six hits and went scoreless, losing 10-0. For the Old-Timers, Spera and Persing each went 2-for-3. Ron Thomas was the losing pitcher.

Game 1

Boardman 304 007 0 – 14 18

Jamestown 303 012 0 – 9 13

2b-Moldovan (J), Camarata (J). WP-Noble. LP-Morrison.

Game 2

Jamestown 000 000 0 – 0 6

Boardman 501 004 0 – 10 11

WP-Keppel. LP-Thomas.

The Old-Timers have a 15-game season, which includes five home dates at Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown, N.Y. The Old-Timers are back in Ohio on Saturday for a split doubleheader versus Salem at 11 a.m. and Warren (Ohio) directly thereafter. Both games are being played at Harding Park in Warren, Ohio.

The 2014 Jamestown Old-Timers roster consists of 16 players ages 47 to 67, eight from Pennsylvania and eight from New York. The team is totally self-funded and supports the Jamestown and Area Old-Timers Baseball Club by helping to sell their annual red/blue raffle tickets. Proceeds from the raffle are used to support youth baseball by supplying baseballs to local Little Leagues. Each year, the Old-Timers help out locally as an associate sponsor for the Jamestown Jammers Kids Clinic.

Here is the complete 2014 Old-Timers Schedule:

Sat 5/31 Away Boardman (2)

Sat 6/7 Away Salem & Warren, at Warren, OH

Sun 6/22 Away Chester, at Struthers, OH

Sat 6/28 Home Girard (2) 11:00 AM

Sun 7/13 Away Greenville (2)

Sun 7/20 Home Hubbard (2) 11:00 AM

Sun 7/27 Home Niles (2) 11:00 AM

Sun 8/3 Away Crestview & Springfield

Sat 8/9 Home Youngstown 11:00 AM

Sun 8/10 Home Youngstown 11:00 AM

Sat 8/23 Away Playoffs

Sat 8/30 Away Finals