Jammers Fall To Geneva In 14 Innings
GENEVA — The Jamestown Jammers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to take a brief 6-4 lead before eventually falling to Geneva, 7-6, in 14 innings of Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action Tuesday night at McDonough Park.
Colin Johnston (Monroe Community College) started his sixth inning of relief on the mound in the bottom of the 14th inning and allowed a single to Matt Collins. The Red Wings’ Matt Chamberlain sacrificed Collins to second before Yohei Ishiyama’s one-out single. With runners at first and third, No. 2 hitter Dominic Toso singled in the winning run.
The 14th-inning rally made a winner of reliever Colby Mullins (2-2), who threw six innings of shutout, six-hit ball for Geneva.
Johnston (1-1) matched Mullins zero for zero for 5ª innings, allowing just two hits while striking out four prior to the 14th.
The Red Wings opened up a 4-0 lead with single runs in both the third and fourth innings before a two-run fifth inning.
The Jammers answered with a four-run top of the sixth inning. Ryan Markey (St. John’s University) opened the frame with a single and Jimmy Standohar (Mercyhurst University) followed with a single, moving up to second on the play. Chris Estrada (University of Texas-San Antonio) then singled in Markey before a sacrifice fly from Ben Brookover (UTSA) plated Standohar to make it 4-2. Skyler Valentine (UTSA) then singled in front of a Collin Stack (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) fly out before John Conti (Canisius) hit a two-run single to tie the game.
Jamestown took a 6-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning as Brookover reached on an error and Valentine singled ahead of Stack’s sacrifice fly to center field. Valentine then stole third base before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Conti.
Isaac Meza (CSU Bakersfield) was unable to hold the lead as Toso singled and Mikey Arman doubled to open the bottom of the eighth. Toso made it 6-5 on a Jake Evans groundout before Arman scored the tying run on a Matt Smith RBI double.
Michael Ginther (Canisius) started for Jamestown, going 6ª innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Andy Reed started for the Red Wings (19-15), going six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out two.
Valentine and Conti each had three hits while Standohar, Estrada and Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst) chipped in two apiece for the Jammers (26-7).
Jamestown continues its three-game road trip today at Onondaga with a 7 p.m. first pitch.