Sweep Of Jammers
The Jamestown Jammers aren't sorry to not have to face the Tri-City ValleyCats again during the regular season in the New York-Penn League.
Tri-City (21-7) swept three games at Diethrick Park from the Jamestown (12-15) as it allowed only seven hits and two runs in dominating performances.
In the Jammers' first twin bill of the season on Monday night, they were blanked for the first time at home this year, 3-0, on one-hit and lost a 4-1 decision in the nightcap when they could muster only two hits.
The Jammers could record only one hit off Tri-City starter Brian Holmes in the first game and it was two-out line-drive single by Viosergy Rosa to right field in the sixth inning.
Tri-City opened in the scoring with a run in the fourth inning when Jesse Wierzbicki reached second base on error by left fielder Jesus Solorzano with two outs and he scored on a single by Ryan Dineen.
The ValleyCats added two more runs in the sixth.
With one out, Joe Sclafani singled and scored on a triple by Elkins. Then Wierzbicki followed with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead.
Holmes was the winning pitcher (2-1) and went six innings with four strikeouts and three walks. Blake Ford finished up with his ninth save and kept his earned run average at zero.
Ramon Del Orbe pitched one of his best games, but still became 0-3 for the Jammers. Del Orbe worked six innings, scattering five hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Miguel Fermin pitched a scoreless seventh with a strikeout for the Jammers.
Lance Day (1-0) and Travis Ballew combined for a two-hitter for the visitors in the nightcap with eight strikeouts and two walks.
The only hits by the Jammers were a leadoff triple by Anthony Gomez in the fourth inning and a leadoff double by Rony Peralta in the first.
Gomez brought home the lone run for the Jammers when Felix Munoz grounded to second.
Tri-City scored all it needed in the first inning against newcomer Drew Steckenrider (0-1) as Tyler Heineman reached base an fielding error by shortstop Yeison Hernandez, who then made had a throwing error to score the second run.
The bases were loaded at the time when Heineman had his infield hit and Hernandez made his error.
Austin Elkins, who had four hits in the doubleheader, had an double in the fourth inning and eventually scored on reliever Beau Wright's wild pitch to increase the score to 3-0.
After the Jammers scored in the fourth, Tri-City got the three-run advantage back with an unearned run in the sixth.
The Jammers threatened in the seventh against reliever Travis Ballew when he walked Jesus Solarzano and Kentrell Dewitt with one out. But Ballew bore down and retired Brian Dice on strikes and Jose Behar on a infield out to picked up his first save of the year.
Jamestown tries to get its offense going when it travels to Batavia tonight for a 7:05 game.