Jammers Lose For Fourth Time This Week
GENEVA — Winfred Nelson had a chance to beat his hometown Jamestown Jammers on Saturday night.
In the process he pulled the Geneva Red Wings closer to first place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s West Division.
Nelson, a Pine Valley graduate and soon-to-be senior at Hilbert College, threw six innings of eight-hit, four-run ball, striking out four and walking three as Geneva handed the Jammers their fourth loss of the week, 5-4, at McDonough Park.
Jamestown’s Christ Conley (Canisius College) hit two home runs and Skyler Valentine (University of Texas-San Antonio) had three hits. Conley also doubled, ending his night with three hits and raising his team-best batting average to .406.
Along with Valentine’s three hits, Ben Brookover (UTSA) and Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst University) contributed two hits each in defeat.
Bradley Griggs (UTSA) got the start on the hill for Jamestown (27-10) and worked the first 5ª innings. He gave up seven hits, five runs, walked three and struck out six. Nolan Hunt (Canisuis College) threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen while Connor Ryan (Mercyhurst University) and Quinn Taylor (Felician University) saw action in relief as well.
The Jammers held a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth, but Geneva (22-15) plated four runs to take the lead for good.
Geneva’s rally was highlighted by a two-run single from Jake Evans and an RBI single from Jake Lyle.
Trailing 5-4 entering the top of the ninth, Conley led off with a walk and Brookover’s one-out single moved pinch-runner Christian Deaton (CSU Bakersfield) up to second, but Valentine flew out to center field and Jimmy Standohar (Mercyhurst) struck out to end the game.
The Jammers will look to get back on track today at Diethrick Park against the Newark Pilots. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m.