The Jamestown Jammers won one of the wildest New York-Pennsylvania League games yet at Diethrick Park on Friday night.
Jamestown, which had a five-run lead at one point, scored once in the ninth to tie it at 9-9 with Connecticut and then got the winning run in the 10th for a come-from-behind 10-9 victory.
The win lifted the Jammers to 18-12 and with both Williamsport and State College losing they gained another game on both teams.
Jeff Roy, an 18th-round draft choice from Rhode Island University, was the hero for the Jammers by slamming a two-out single to center field off Zac Reininger (1-1) in the 10th to bring home Adam Frazier with the winning run.
Frazier began the 10th with a single, JaCoby Jones walked and then both runners advanced on a wild pickoff by Reininger. Mike Fransoso was internationally walked to fill the bases with no outs but Reininger bore down to fan Harold Ramirez and Danny Collins. However, Roy came through with the clutch tie-breaking hit.
The Jammers tied up at 9-9 in the ninth when with two outs Erich Weiss tripled home the tying run. Weiss wound up with two triples and four hits in his best professional performance thus far this season.
It appeared the Jammers would have an easy time after knocking around Caleb Edwards for six runs in the first inning.
Ramirez hit a two-run single, Danny Collins an RBI single, Edwin Espinal a two-run single and an error scored the runs in the first inning.
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Overall, the Jammers had eight hits and sent 10 men to the plate with the final out being Frazier thrown out at the plate.
Connecticut got back into the game with a run in the third, two each in the fourth and fifth innings and three more in the sixth to take a 9-8 lead.
One of the runs in the fifth inning was a solo home run by Ben Verlander, the younger brother of Detroit pitching ace Jason Verlander, for his second of the season.
The Jammers run in the fourth was delivered on a single by Dave Valesente that scored the tripling Weiss.
In the fifth, Ramirez unloaded a solo home run to center field off Alex Phillips for his second of the season. Ramirez drove in three runs and upped his total to 23 RBIS for the year.
Jamestown used six pitchers with starter Isaac Sanchez working just three innings followed by an ineffective Henry Hirsch and Jared Lakind.
The final three pitchers Will Kendall, Roberto Espinosa and winner Kurt Yacko (2-0) held the Tigers scoreless the last four innings.
The Jammers put together 15 hits with Weiss leading the way with four and Ramirez contributing three. Connecticut, on the other hand, had a season high in runs and recorded 12 hits, including three by Curt Powell.
Jamestown begins a second three-game series at Diethrick Park with the Aberdeen Ironbirds at 7:05 p.m. today. The series continues with a 1:05 p.m. game on Sunday and a 7:05 p.m. contest on Monday.