BATAVIA - Three Jamestown Jammers relief pitchers held the Batavia Muckdogs to two hits and one earned run in the final five innings to preserve a 5-3 New York-Penn League win on Tuesday night.
After starting pitcher Mason Hope went four innings and allowed two earned runs, Frankie Reed came on and pitched two innings in which he allowed one hit and one earned run and was the winning pitcher. Jose Rodriguez worked one scoreless inning and allowed one hit and Nick Wittgren recorded his eighth save by pitching the final two innings with no hits or runs and he struck out four.
Jamestown opened the scoring with a run in the second inning.
Jesus Solorzano led off with a single. Anthony Gomez followed with another single, but Solorzano was thrown out trying to go to third. Kentrell Dewitt reached on a fielding error by left fielder Jordan Walton and Gomez moved to second. Gomez stole third base and scored on a throwing error by catcher Jesus Montero.
The Jammers added another run in the fourth when Viosergy Rosa led off with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Sharif Othman.
Batavia got a run back in the bottom of the fourth when Patrick Wisdom led off with a single and moved to second when Jordan Walton reached base on fielding error by first baseman Rosa. Then Wisdom scored on a single by David Washington. Hope got out of the inning with two strikeouts and a groundout.
The Muckdogs tied the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Breyvic Valera doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a forceout.
The tie didn't last long as Jamestown scored three runs in the top of the sixth against Batavia reliever Yunier Castillo.
With one out, Jesus Solorzano singled and came home on Kentrell Dewitt's first home run of the season with two outs for a 4-2 lead. And it quickly moved to 5-2 when Othman ripped his first home of the season.
In the bottom of the sixth, Batavia cut the lead to 5-3.
Kolby Byrd singled with one out, moved to second when Alex Mejia reached base on a fielding error by second baseman Anthony Gomez, he moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly.
The teams play again tonight at Diethrick Park at 7:05.