WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Jamestown Jammers were edged, 2-1, in a New York-Penn League pitchers' duel with the Williamsport Crosscutters on Tuesday night.
Jamestown starting pitcher Helpi Reyes retired the first nine batters he faced before giving up a double to Roman Quinn to open the fourth inning. Quinn was sacrificed to third by Kyle Hoppy, but stayed there as Reyes retired the next two batters on groundouts.
However, through four innings the Jammers were being shutout on five hits by Crosscutters' starter Kevin Brady.
Brady was relieved by Jordan Guth in the fifth inning and Jamestown ended the double shutout in the sixth.
Avery Romero opened the sixth with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Romero moved to third on a one-out single by Yeison Hernandez and scored on a forceout by Juancito Martinez.
The lead was short-lived as Williamsport scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth off Reyes.
Logan Moore reached base on an error by first baseman Viosergy Rosa to open the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice by Tyler Greene. Moore scored on a triple by Roman Quinn, who scored on a single by Hoppy to give the hosts a 2-1 lead.
There was no more scoring and Reyes became the tough-luck loser on a three-hitter to fall to 2-7.
Frankie Reed pitched two one-hit shut out innings for the Jammers.
Williamsport used four pitchers and reliever Jordan Guth was the winner.
The Jammers finished with nine hits while the Crosscutters had four.
The teams complete the three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. Then the Jammers play host to State College in a doubleheader at Diethrick Park on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. That is the start of six home games in five days.