WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -The first inning led to the downfall of the Jamestown Jammers in the New York-Penn League Monday night as runs have been hard to come by during their road trip.
Jamestown (28-37) never could recover after giving up five runs to Williamsport (26-41) in the first inning and was handed a 6-2 verdict in the Pinckney Division.
With the defeat and a Brooklyn win, the Jammers were officially eliminated from the playoffs
Thus far, the Jammers have scored only three runs in last three games and were blanked for the previous 20 innings before scoring a run in the seventh.
The Crosscutters took advantage of shoddy Jamestown fielding which produced three errors to score five unearned in the first inning off losing pitcher Blake Logan (1-3).
Roman Quinn was safe on a throwing error by secomd baseman Yelfi Perez. He stole his 28th base before being brought in on a single from Cameron Perkins.
Later with two outs, Mitch Walding delivered a run with a double followed by Yan Olmo with a two-run single and an error by catcher Bebar allowed him to reach third. Another fielding error by shortstop Rony Peralta allowed Olmo to score the fifth run.
The rest of the way the Jammers pitching staff of Logan, Ryan Newell and Chipper Smith allowed only one earned run.
Josh Warner (4-6) threw six innings and yielded just two hits for the Crosscutters while striking out four and walking none.
The Jammers were looking at a second straight shutout, but broke the drought in the seventh when designated hitter Matt Juengel greeted reliever Chris Nichols with a double. He was brought around by a two-out double from Jose Behar.
Williamsport got the run back in the bottom of the inning off Smith when Kyle Hoppy, the former Orchard Park quarterback, doubled home Quinn, who had singled.
Michael Main led off the Jamestown eighth with a double and came home on Perez's single to account for the Jamestown scoring.
Third baseman Avery Romano and center fielder Kolby Copeland, both brought up from the Gulf Coast Marlins, made their Jamestown debuts and combined for one hit. Romano had a single in his first at-bat in four plate appearances and Copeland went hitless in also four at-bats and neither batter fanned.
Behar and Perez each had two hits for the Jammers with Bebar recording two doubles.
The second game of the three-game series is at 7:05 tonight.