AUBURN - The Jamestown Jammers had a golden opportunity to break their losing streak on Tuesday night, but things just didn't work out.
Jamestown (20-28) loaded the bases with nobody out, but could get just a run out of it in the ninth inning of their New York-Penn League game and lost for the sixth consecutive time, 5-4, to the Pinckney Division leading Auburn Doubledays (29-19) at Doubleday Park.
Overall, the Jammers have lost 11 of their last 13 games and in August they are 1-6.
The Jammers went into the ninth inning trailing by a 5-3 count against relief ace Derek Self.
Self immediately got in hot water by walking Cameron Flynn and Jose Behar. Then, Rony Peralta was safe on a fielder's choice to fill the bases and bring up the top of the lineup.
Self induced Juanito Martinez to bang into a double play with a runner scoring. Yefri Perez, a pinch runner for Behar, moved to third but Self got his ninth save by retiring Michael Main on a grounder to shortstop Mike McQuillan to end it.
Jamestown broke on top, 2-0, in the second.
Anthony Gomez singled and Flynn was hit by a Pedro Encarnacion pitch followed by run-scoring singles from Behar and Peralta. The inning was finished when Martinez hit into his first of two double plays.
Auburn got one back in its half of inning when Wander Ramos was hit by a Mason Hope delivery and took third on Craig Manuel's single. Later he scored on Behar's first of two passed balls.
The teams each got a run in the third with Jamestown scoring when Viosergy Rosa doubled home Jesus Solorzano, who was a hit batsman.
The Jammers put runners on second and third with one out, but a pair of infield outs by Gomez and Flynn ended the threat.
Auburn scored when Narciso Mesa singled, swiped second and took third on Behar passed ball. He was driven in by a single by McQuillan.
There wasn't any scoring until the seventh as Hope retired the first batter and gave up eight hits while fanning three and walking just one.
Jordan Poole and Mesa stroked the singles off Hope and in came Beau Wright (1-3). McQuillan singled to fill the bases.
Tony Renda drilled an RBI single to tie it at 3-3 but Mesa was out at plate on a throw from centerfielder Martinez. However, Shawn Pleffner cracked a clutch, two-run double to cap the three-run uprising.
The Jammers will try to get back on the right track when they take on host Auburn at 7:05 p.m. today.