AUBURN - The Jamestown Jammers collected only three hits on Thursday night, but that was enough to record a 5-4 New York-Penn League victory over the Auburn Doubledays.
One of the hits was a big one, a three-run home run by Harold Ramirez.
Auburn opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Matt Foat singled with one out and was replaced on the bases by Bryan Lippincott, who grounded into a fielder's choice and went to second on an error. He scored on a single by Jim Yezzo.
Jamestown tied the game in the top of the second.
Mike Fransoso walked, stole second and scored with two outs when Jeff Roy reached base on a fielding error.
The Doubledays came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead and it all started with two outs..
Wilman Rodriguez was hit by pitch from Jammers' starting pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and went all the way to third on a wild pitch. Cody Dent walked and moved to second on a single by Austin Chubb and Rodriguez scored. Isaac Ballou followed with another single to drive in Dent.
But the Jammers came right back to take the lead with four runs in the top of the fifth against Auburn reliever Will Hudgins.
Roy reached base on a bunt single with one out and stole second and third. After Adam Frazier walked, JaCoby Jones reached base on an error and Roy scored. Then Ramirez cleared the bases with a three-run home run for a 5-3 lead.
The Doubledays cut the margin to 5-4 in the seventh inning against Jammers' reliever Alex Diaz. Lippincott walked with two outs and scored on a double by Yezzo.
That was the end of the scoring and Kevin Kleis picked up the save by pitching a perfect ninth inning to preserve Neverauskas' first win.
With the victory, Jamestown retains a half-game lead in the Pickney Division.
The teams play the second game in their three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m.