Jammers Defeat Geneva
Brookover Homers In Possible Playoff Preview
GENEVA — Backed by a stellar outing out of the bullpen from Nolan Hunt and a total of 13 hits at the plate, the Jamestown Jammers were able to come away with a 6-3 victory over the Geneva Red Wings in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division showdown Saturday evening at McDonough Park.
Jamestown (32-15) got on the scoreboard right off the bat in the first inning following a one-out walk to John Conti (Canisius College) and a two-run home run from 2017 PGCBL All-Star Ben Brookover (University of Texas-San Antonio).
It was Brookover’s fifth long ball of the summer, which is tied for the team lead with Christ Conley (Canisius).
The Jammers extended their lead to 4-0 in the second thanks to a two-run single from the red-hot Conti, who now has a batting average of .355.
Chris Estrada (UTSA) came through with a run-scoring single in the fifth which plated Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst University), and Nick Bernick (Niagara University) provided the Jammers with their final insurance run in the seventh when he scored Brookover on a sacrifice fly.
Brookover ended up with three hits to lead the offensive onslaught while Skyler Valentine (UTSA), O’Donnell and Estrada all contributed two hits apiece.
Ryan Boyer (University of Pitt-Bradford) got the start on the mound for the Jammers and worked the first 3• innings. The right-hander struck out one and gave up three hits while surrendering two runs and walking two.
Hunt (Canisius) then came on with one out in the fourth and worked the final 5ª innings to pick up the win.
The Westfield graduate only gave up four hits and one run while striking out four to lower his ERA to 2.54 and improve his record to 4-1 on the season.
Joseph Tassin recorded two hits in defeat for Geneva and Andy Reed took the loss on the hill after surrendering five runs (four earned) in five innings.
Jamestown will return to Diethrick Park this afternoon for a matchup with the Adirondack Trail Blazers. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m.
The team will then close out the regular season Monday night at 7:05 p.m. with another home matchup with the Onondaga Flames.