Jayhawks Drop Doubleheader To Westmoreland County

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — In the finale of a 10-game road trip to start the season, the Jamestown Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader against Westmoreland County CC on Tuesday afternoon.

The Jayhawks (1-9) dropped the first game 7-6 and the second game 12-6.

Jamestown CC was led offensively by outfielder Timothy Beimel (Saint Marys, Pa./Saint Marys HS), who went 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Infielder Chris Navarro (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown HS) added a double and two RBIs. Pitcher/shortstop Nate Johnson (Lakewood, N.Y./Southwestern CS) added two stolen bases on the day.

In the first inning, the Jayhawks jumped out to a three-run lead thanks to Beimel’s two-run single to score outfielder Timothy Johnson (San Tan Valley, Ariz./San Tan Valley HS) and Nate Johnson. Outfielder Hayden Hoag (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca HS) batted in another run with first baseman Kenny Nickson III (Erie, Pa./Erie HS) coming in to score.

After giving up a run in the bottom of the second inning, Jamestown CC came back out in the third by adding two more runs. Navarro connected on a double to score Nickson III and Beimel to make it 5-1. In the bottom of the inning, the Wolfpack added three runs to make it 5-4.

In the fourth, Beimel hit an RBI single to score second baseman/pitcher Riley Piazza (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown HS) and make it 6-4.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Westmoreland County CC scored the tying run as well as the go-ahead run to capture the game.

Nate Johnson went the first three innings of action, surrendering three earned runs on three hits. Piazza earned the loss on the mound, going three innings giving up three runs on five hits.

In the second game, Jamestown CC was led offensively by third baseman Tanner Potter (Trumansburg, N.Y./Trumansburg CS), who went 2 for 2 with one double and an RBI. Designated hitter Lucas Marsh (Salamanca, N.Y./Ellicottville CS) went 2 for 3, while Beimel and Hoag each added a double.

The Jayhawks got out to an early 3-0 lead in the first as Beimel’s single cleared a bases-loaded situation to bring home Nate Johnson, Timothy Johnson and Piazza. The Wolfpack responded in the bottom of the first, scoring four runs to make it 4-3.

Jamestown CC was able to recapture the lead in the third inning, scoring a pair of runs. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Westmoreland County CC scored five runs to take a 9-5 lead.

Pitcher Eddie Bartoli (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown HS) earned the loss on the mound, giving up eight earned runs in 3ª innings. Alex Kemery (Youngsville, Pa./Youngsville HS) went 1• innings, surrendering three earned runs on six hits. Nickson came in to close the game out, striking out two batters.

The Jayhawks will be back in action Saturday when they host Onondaga CC at 1 p.m. to begin Region 3 play.


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