JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Jamestown Jammers celebrated throwback night by throwing strikes - all night long.
Starter Josh Hodges improved to 4-0 and relievers Frankie Reed and Collin Cargill helped combine on a seven-hit shutout in Jamestown's 5-0 victory over the Aberdeen Ironbirds Friday at Diethrick Park.
Celebrating the 70th year anniversary of Diethrick Park, the Jammers (23-18) wore the uniforms of the 1941 Jamestown Falcons baseball team. They responded with a shutout victory, winning the series and heading into a weekend three-game set with the New York-Penn League leading Staten Island Yankees on a high note.
Photos courtesy of Denny Kyser
The Jamestown Jammers’ Terrence Dayleg rounds third after a home run in the Jammers’ 5-0 win on Friday over the Aberdeen Ironbirds at Diethrick Park.
John O’Neil, 91, an all-star shortstop with the 1941 Jamestown Falcons, displays the throwback uniform top and cap worn by the Jammers, as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Friday marked the 70th anniversary of Diethrick Park (formerly known as Municipal Stadium and College Stadium). For game, see C-6.
Hodges was on all night long, pitching six strong innings and allowing just six hits while striking out two and walking one. Reed allowed one hit in two innings and Cargill pitched a perfect ninth in his team debut.
The offense did more than enough to earn the victory, banging out 12 hits and scoring five runs while inching ahead in the NYPL's Pinckney Division.
A three-run outburst in the second inning helped Jamestown pull ahead for good. After the first two batters were retired quickly, Nestor Castillo singled and Marquise Cooper followed with a walk. Ryan Goetz singled home Castillo and Cooper scored on a passed ball with Austin Barnes at the plate. Barnes then connected on a single to center that scored Goetz and closed out the three-run inning.
Jamestown added a single run in the bottom of the third to increase the lead to 4-0. With one out, Brian McConkey walked and stole second. The speedy runner than raced home to score on an RBI single by Rony Peralta.
The team's final score came in the fifth inning when Terrence Dayleg hit a towering home run to deep left field.
Dayleg's big night included a 3-for-4 performance with Goetz and Barnes adding two hits and Josh Adams, McConkey, Jobduan Morales, Peralta and Castillo adding one hit each.
The Jammers' three-game set with the Yankees will be played on the road. Jamestown will return to the surface of Diethrick Park Tuesday when it opens a three-game series with the Tri-City Valley?Cats.
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2b-Austin Knight (A). 3b-Sammie Starr (A). HR-Terrence Dayleg (J). WP-Josh Hodges. LP-Parker Bridwell.