Jammers Extend Streak In Wild Win
NEWARK — Chris Estrada hit the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning as the Jamestown Jammers scored four times to pull away from Newark for a 14-10 walk- and error-filled victory over Newark in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on Tuesday night.
Estrada’s hit brought in pinch-runner Jimmy Standohar with the tie-breaking run. Also scoring on the play were Ben Brookover and Estrada on an error in center field.
The Jammers added another unearned run as Skyler Valentine walked and eventually scored on one of six errors committed by the Pilots. Jamestown walked 18 times and left 17 runners on base while also making seven errors of its own.
Jamestown tied it up at 9 with a five-run ninth as Newark’s pitchers had trouble finding the plate. Conner Rule walked to cut the deficit to 9-5 and Christian Deaton walked for his fourth time before John Conti walked to slice the deficit to 9-7. Christ Conley was then hit by a pitch to make it 9-8 and Brookover walked to make it 9-9.
Both teams scored in the 10th as Christian Deaton beat out a double-play ball to score Alex O’Donnell, which gave the Jammers the lead for the first time at 10-9.
Newark tied it on Po-Chaun Pan’s single in the bottom of the 10th.
The hosts had a 7-0 lead after two innings and were completely in charge before the Jammers scored once in the third inning, twice in the fourth and once in the sixth before their big ninth sent the game into extra innings.
A six-run first inning got Newark off to a good start. Peter Battaglia ripped a three-run triple and Pan had a two-run double in the frame.
Brookover, who went 5 for 5 with two walks, singled in Deaton with the first Jamestown run in the third.
In the fourth inning, the Jammers scored two runs when Conti knocked in a pair with a single. Conti came back again in the sixth with a run-producing single to set the stage for the Jammers’ biggest comeback of the young season.
Jamestown used four pitchers: Nate Grant, Grant Vincent, Issac Meza and Conner Ryan. The latter was most effective with three innings of one-run relief to pick up his first win while Vincent, the former Eisenhower, Pennsylvania standout, went two shutout innings and had three strikeouts.
Ironically, the only player for the Jammers that had two hits was Brookover with his five. Conti drove in five runs and Brookover had two RBIs.
Pan had three hits and three RBIs to lead Newark. DeMarcus Guillory and Battaglia contributed two hits apiece in the loss.
Jamestown leads the West Division with an 8-2 record and has won six in row. Newark, on the other hand, is 1-8 and is last in the West Division.
After being idle today, the Jammers are back in action at Newark again at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday at Colburn Park.