Jammers Sweep Elmira
ELMIRA — The Jamestown Jammers continued to roll Friday in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Elmira Pioneers at Dunn Field.
Backed by a stellar pitching performance in Game 1 from Cory Blessing (Ohio University), the Jammers were able to record a 5-0 shutout victory. Then in game two, the Jamestown offense erupted for 13 hits en route to a convincing 12-3 win.
Blessing, who was making his first start of the summer for Jamestown (14-4) on the mound, tossed six dominant innings, only gave up two hits and struck out two. Westfield graduate Nolan Hunt (Canisius College) worked a scoreless seventh to lock up the win.
Offensively in Game 1, Ben Brookover (University of Texas-San Antonio) roped three hits and Skyler Valentine (UTSA) smacked two hits and drove in two runs. Chris Estrada (UTSA) collected a hit and an RBI as well for the Jammers.
In the nightcap, the Jammers plated two runs in the third inning, three runs in the fourth, five runs in the sixth and two runs in the seventh.
Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst University) had a huge game at the plate with two hits and five RBIs. Valentine added three more hits and two RBIs and John Conti (Canisius College) contributed three hits.
Chris Vallimont (Mercyhurst University) got the start on the hill and worked the first 3•innings and struck out six before being relieved by Colin Johnston (Monroe Community College), who earned the win after firing 2ªscoreless and striking out one. O’Donnell tossed the seventh inning and didn’t give up a hit.
Jamestown will return to Diethrick Park tonight for a matchup with the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs at 7:05 p.m.