Can’t Hold Lead

Amsterdam Scores Four Runs In Eighth Inning To Post 8-6 Victory Over Jammers

Amsterdam’s Richie Nizza, left, applies a late tag on Jamestown’s Josh Brammell (33) as he slides safely into second base during Wednesday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night at Diethrick Park. P-J photos by Alex Shipherd

The Jamestown Jammers let one slip away Wednesday night.

Leading 6-4 after seven innings, the Jammers saw Amsterdam rally for four runs in the top of the eighth to post an 8-6 victory in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Diethrick Park.

The win raised the Mohawks’ to 4-4, while Jamestown suffered just its second loss and fell to 8-2.

Highlighting the decisive rally in the eighth were an RBI double by Michael Ludowig, a two-run single by Sam Praytor and a sacrifice fly by Jake Hammon off losing pitcher JJ Dunn.

Richie Barrella collected four hits and Ludowig and Elvis Peralta added two apiece for the winners, who scored four runs in the second inning off Jammers’ starter Colin Johnston to give Amsterdam a 4-2 lead. Jamestown had opened the game with two runs in the bottom of the first, courtesy of a Chase Kreng RBI triple and an Alex O’Donnell fielder’s choice.

Jamestown’s Josh Lamb is about to make a catch.

Jamestown regained the lead with four runs in the bottom of the seventh, highlighted by O’Donnell’s three-run double, but the advantage was short-lived as the Mohawks took the lead for good in the top of the eighth.

Josh Brammell and O’Donnell each had two hits to lead the Jammers’ offensive attack. O’Donnell also drove in four runs.

Jamestown returns to action at 7:05 tonight when it entertains Saugerties. Isaac Meza is the probable starter for the Jammers.