LOWELL, Mass. - Another one-run defeat was suffered by the Jamestown Jammers on Saturday in the New York-Penn League, making their road trip even at 2-2 with two games left.
The Jammers were tied with Lowell at 3-3 going into the seventh inning, but the hosts scored one run in that inning and another in the eighth and held off Jamestown in the ninth for a 5-4 victory.
Jamestown, with its second straight loss, falls to 16-10 in the Pinckney Division while Lowell raises its record to 15-10.
The Jammers got off to a good start by taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Jamie Callahan.
JaCoby Jones singled with one out, stole second and Harold Ramirez walked. Jones went to third and scored when Ramirez was caught stealing. Then Danny Collins unloaded his league-leading sixth home run over the left-center field fence.
Jamestown starting pitcher Isaac Sanchez ran into trouble in the third inning as he was tagged for three runs by Lowell.
Manuel Margot got it started with a single, took second when Sanchez balked and went to third on Kevin Mager's infield single. Kendrick Perkins brought Margot home with a double and Jantzen White doubled home Mager and Perkins for a 3-2 edge.
The Jammers tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth as Erich Weiss doubled and Andrew Dennis added an RBI single.
It stayed that way until the seventh when Jared Lakind (1-1) was pitching for Jamestown. Mager walked, a wild pitch and two more walks to Forrest Allday and Claudius Rondon filled the bases.
Lakind continued to be wild as he hit Carlos Asuaje with the pitch to force home the tie-breaking run. The left-hander got out of jam by retiring Miguel Rodriguez on an infield out.
The Spinners scored again in the eighth for a 5-3 margin as Margot once again singled off Kurt Yacko, swiped second base and took third on infield out by Mager. Perkins singled to center field for his second RBI of the game.
Jamestown got one back in the ninth ,but it wasn't enough against Jonathan Aro (2-1).
With one out, Adam Frazier and Jones singled with Frazier making third. Ramirez got an RBI grounder as Jones was forced at second. Then Aro got Collins to fly out to gain the win with four innings of relief.
The Jammers wound up with 13 hits with two apiece by Jeff Roy, Frazier, Jones, Ramirez and Weiss, but left nine stranded. On the other side, Lowell left 13 on base.
Jamestown has another 5:05 p.m. game with Lowell today followed by a 7:05 p.m. tilt on Monday.
An off date for the entire league is slated for Tuesday before the Jammers open a three-game series with Connecticut at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday at Diethrick Park.