WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The surging Jamestown Jammers made it five wins in a row with outstanding pitching by Cody Dickson, Henry Hirsch and Brett McKinney in the New York-Penn League on Saturday night.
Dickson, Hirsch and McKinney pitched the Jammers to their seventh shutout of the season and allowed a mere three hits in a 3-0 shutout of the Williamsport Crosscutters in the Pinckney Division.
The win gave the Jammers a five-game lead over the Crosscutters and lifted them to a season-high of 12 games over .500 at 25-13 for a league's-best .658 winning percentage.
Tri-City is at 26-14 for a percentage of .650.
Dickson (1-0) worked the first five innings and allowed only a walk to Jiandido Tromp in the fourth inning while striking out five. Tromp was taken off the bases on a double play grounder by Malquin Canelo.
Hirsch took over the next three frames and allowed the first hit by Justin Parr with two outs in the sixth. Tromp followed that with a double, but Hirsch got Canelo on strikes for one of his five strikeouts.
McKinney earned his fourth save by allowing a leadoff hit to Parr in the ninth. He fanned the next two batters and got the final batter on an infield out to nail it down.
The only runs in the game came in the fourth inning when the Jammers plated three runs against Julio Reyes (1-1).
Adam Frazier singled and took second on Harold Ramirez's groundout. Then Jin-De Jhang cracked a double to drive in what proved to be all the Jammers would need.
Reyes threw a wild pitch to move Jhang to third and Danny Collins singled him home for a 2-0 lead. Erich Weiss singled Collins to third and Edwin Espinal's infield out scored him.
That was all the scoring although the Jammers had a runner thrown out at the plate in the seventh. Mike Fransoso walked with two outs and tried to score on Frazier's double, but was out at the plate.
Weiss has 10 hits in his last 17 at-bats to run his average to a .404 clip.
Jamestown plays at Auburn in a 4:05 p.m. game today and follows that up with a 7:05 p.m. tilt on Monday. Then it is home to Diethrick Park to face the Staten Island Yankees on Monday and Tuesday with 7:05 p.m. starts.