WAPPINGERS FALLS - A last-ditch effort to pull out a win failed for the Jamestown Jammers on Friday night in the New York-Penn League.
The Jammers (16-9) put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth, but couldn't push across the tying run and lost a 2-1 decision to Hudson Valley (14-12) at Dutchess Stadium.
Jamestown received excellent pitching from tough-luck loser Jackson Lodge (2-1), Jovany Lopez and Axel Diaz.
The threesome combined for a six-hitter with six strikeouts and just one walk. Lopez and Diaz didn't allow a hit the final three innings and walked only one.
Jamestown was blanked for the first five innings by Kevin Brandt (2-2), who had six strikeouts. Justin Choate picked up his second save, working the final four innings with six strikeouts.
There wasn't any score until the bottom of the fifth inning when Hudson Valley scored both of its runs against Lodge.
The Renegades loaded the bases with no outs on singles by Granden Goetzman, Pat Blair and James Harris. After Lodge fanned Julian Ridings for the first out, Ariel Soriano hit a grounder that shortstop Adam Frazier booted allowing two runs to score. Soriano got credit for an RBI and the other run crossed on the error.
Jammers catcher Jin-De Jhang cut down both Harris and Soriano trying to steal to end the threat.
Jamestown sliced the deficit to 2-1 in the sixth off Choate.
Mike Fransoso doubled to right field and scored when Thang singled him home. Harold Ramirez got his second single to move Thang to second. Edwin Espinal sacrificed both runners up, but Choate got out of it by retiring Erich Weiss on strikes and Andrew Dennis on a fly ball.
Choate, then, set down the Jammers in order in the seventh and eighth to set the stage for the ninth inning.
Edwin Espinal became the 10th straight Jammer to be retired, but Weiss got his first professional hit and was pinch run for by Beau Wallace. Andrew Dennis singled off Choate and it appeared the Jammers were in business. But pinch hitter Danny Collins flied out and Jeff Roy went down swinging and the Jammers lost for just the third time in 11 outings.
The loss also snapped a three-game winning streak.
Jamestown now is off to Lowell, Mass., for a three-game series starting today at 5:05 p.m. The teams play also at 5:05 p.m. Sunday and finish up with a 7:05 p.m. game on Monday.