For the first time this season at home, the Jamestown Jammers suffered a shutout in the New York-Penn League.
The Jammers never got a player to third base and were completely handcuffed by the four-hit pitching of Conner Kendrick, Dillon McNamara and Nick Rumbelow. Yeicok Calderon, meanwhile, provided the power hitting as Staten Island (18-24) prevailed, 6-0, Wednesday night.
The defeat was the Jammers' (27-15) second in their last nine outings and it reduced their Pinckney Division lead over State College (23-19) to four games and over Williamsport (22-20) to five games.
For the first six innings, the game was scoreless. But in the seventh inning the tide turned.
Dovydas Neverauskas and Henry Hirsch of Jamestown matched scoreless innings against Kendrick and McNamara for the Yankees. Hirsch and McNamara pitched three perfect innings in their mound stints with Hirsch fanning four.
Andy Otamendi came on in the Jammers' seventh for his home debut and was greeted by Calderon's solo home run over the center-field fence at Diethrick Park for a 1-0 edge.
Staten Island broke it open after two batters were retired in the eighth with three runs.
A walk to Brandon Thomas was followed by Eric Jagielo's single and that brought up Calderon again. He took another Otamendi pitch over the center-field fence again for a 4-0 lead
The Yankees added two more runs in the ninth to complete the scoring. Trent Garrison doubled home a run and reserve Hector Crespo singled in another.
The best chance that the Jammers had to score came in the fifth when Erich Weiss walked, but was picked off by Conner Kendrick. Dave Valesente then doubled and Mike Fransoso walked before Jeff Roy grounded out to end the threat.
Valesente had one of his better games with two hits and his first stolen base of the season for the Jammers.
Adam Frazier recorded the other two hits for Jammers with one being a single in the ninth when he arrived at second base on a wild pickoff attempt by Rumbelow. However, Rumbelow got Danny Collins to line out and Andrew Dennis to ground out to preserve the shutout.
For the second straight game, the Jammers pitchers recorded double-figures in strikeouts with 13.
The rubber game is on tap tonight at 7:05 before Brooklyn comes to town for a three-game series.