AUBURN - The bats finally woke up.
After being held to two runs or fewer five times during their six-game losing streak, the Jamestown Jammers enjoyed an offensive explosion on Wednesday evening, snapping the streak and defeating the Pinckney Division-leading Auburn Doubledays, 10-6, in New York-Penn League action.
As a team, Jamestown connected for 14 hits, but it was the bottom half of the order that did most of the heavy lifting. Together the 6-7-8-9 batters scored half of the team's runs and drove in nine. Anthony Gomez went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a team-high four RBIs, Sharif Othman added three runs scored and two hits and Yefri Perez and Yeison Hernandez plated a pair of runs apiece.
Jose Rodriquez (2-1), who came on in relief of Sean Donatello in the fifth inning, picked up the victory after hurling 2 innings of three-hit ball. He surrendered just one unearned run, walked one and fanned three.
Auburn starting pitcher Nicholas Lee (1-2) took the loss.
The victory improved the Jammers' record to 21-28 overall, and pulled the club to within eight games of the Doubledays (29-20).
Jamestown jumped out to an early lead in the second when, with two on and two out, Hernandez drilled his sixth double of the year to center field to make the score 2-0.
The Jammers increased their advantage to 3-0 in the fourth when Matt Juengel tripled and Anthony Gomez hit a sacrifice fly, but Auburn erased the deficit an inning later to chase Donatello, who was making the first pro start.
Donatello allowed two runs on five hits over 4 innings. He walked two and struck out one.
Jamestown regained the advantage in the sixth when Jesus Solorzano hit a leadoff double and scored on Gomez's two-out single, but the team put the game away in the seventh when they plated five runs.
After Solorzano and Felix Munoz both singled to left, Solorzano came around to score the first run of the frame when Auburn pitcher Cody Davis fired back-to-back wild pitches. Juengel then walked, putting runners on the corners with two outs, and Gomez drove both Juengel and Munoz in with a single to right. Perez later connected on a two-run double (scoring Othman, who walked, and Gomez) to give the Jammers a 9-3 advantage.
Auburn made things interesting late as it tallied one run in the eighth and two in the ninth against Jheyson Manzueta, but the right hander ended the threat when he got Auburn's Tony Renda to line out to second.
The Jammers will look to make it two victories in a row tonight at 7:05 when they host Williamsport - last in the Pinckney Division with a record of 17-33 - for the first of a two-games series and four-game homestand.