STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -The Jamestown Jammers saw their two-game winning streak end with a shutout loss on Saturday night in the New York-Penn League.
Four State College pitchers limited the Jammers to five hits and the Spikes did all the scoring early en route to a 5-0 verdict.
The defeat drops the Jamestown record to 28-36 and the win lifted State College to 31-34.
Clay Holmes, John Kuchno, Isaac Sanchez and Kyle Haynes held Jamestown to five singles with five strikeouts and two walks.
Holmes allowed only two hits in five innings and lowered his earned run average to 1.99 while improving his record to 5-3.
All the scoring was completed in the first two innings as State College broke it open in the early going.
Walker Gourley got it started in the State College first with a leadoff double off starter Drew Steckenrider (1-3). Samuel Gonzalez laid down a bunt to advance Gourley to third and the next batter, D.J. Crumlich, drove him in with a double for a 1-0 lead.
Four more runs crossed in the second for a 5-0 margin for State College.
Jodaneli Carvajal stroked an RBI single, Gonzalez brought in two runs with a single and Crumlich's infield out delivered the final run.
After that, Steckenrider, Brian Ellington and Sean Donatello blanked the Spikes over the final six innings.
The Jammers had three chances to score with the best coming in the ninth inning. Cody Keefer was hit by a Kyle Haynes pitch and Anthony Gomez walked. Viosergy Rosa forced Gomez at second base with Keefer advancing to third. Haynes retired Michael Vaughn on strikes and got Pedro Mendoza on an infield out to end it.
In the sixth, Juancito Martinez of the Jammers fanned but reached first on a wild pitch, then, swiped his 15th base. But Kuchno retired Michael Main on an infield out and got Cody Keefer on a fly out.
Sanchez became the third hurler in the seventh and after retiring the first two batters ran into trouble. Vaughn and Mendoza cracked singles and catcher Jacob Stallings picked off Vaughn at second base with Sharif Othman batting.
Keefer was the only player with two hits for Jamestown, which has scored only one run in two games.
The Jammers complete the series at 6:05 tonight.