JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - A sweep just wasn't in the cards for the Jamestown Jammers.
After taking the first two games of a three-game set with the Tri-City Valley Cats, Jamestown suffered an 8-4 loss in the series finale Thursday at Diethrick Park.
Jamestown (26-21) is now two games back of Mahoning Valley in the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division and will look to gain ground when it opens a four-game home and home set with the State College Spikes on Friday. The Jammers will visit State College Friday and Saturday and will host the Spikes on Sunday and Monday.
Photo courtesy of Denny Kyser
Jamestown Jammers’ third baseman Joshua Adams tags out the Tri-City runner during a steal attempt in Thursday’s New York-Penn League baseball game at Diethrick Park. The Jammers were chasing a sweep, but had to settle for a series win after an 8-4 loss.
Tri-City only put up a crooked number in one inning Thursday, but scored at least one run in six different frames on its way to a four-run win. Starter Jose Urena gave up four of the eight runs as well as nine hits in five and two-thirds innings while being hit with the loss. Urena is now 4-4 this season.
Jamestown's seven-hit attack was led by right fielder Ryan Goetz and center fielder Marquise Cooper who finished with two hits apiece. Josh Adams, Brian McConkey and Eddie Rodriguez all added one hit each.
The Valley Cats (18-28) scored once in the first inning, only to watch the Jammers respond with a run of their own.
Goetz led off with a single and later scored on an RBI single by McConkey.
Jamestown would follow that up with a run in the second to take a 2-1 advantage. The go-ahead score came home thanks to a bases loaded walk drawn by Pedro Mendoza. After the second, Jamestown's offense would go quiet until the seventh inning. In the meantime, Tri-City added four unanswered runs to take a 5-2 lead.
That lead shrank to 5-4 in the seventh after an RBI single from Cooper and a sacrifice fly by Goetz.
Any chance of a Jamestown comeback was snuffed in the ninth when the Valley Cats took advantage of two Jammers errors to plate three runs and round out the scoring at 8-4.
Tri-City 101 101 103 - 8 14 2
Jamestown 110 000 200 - 4 7 3
2b-Jackie Healy (T), Miles Hamblin (T). WP-Adam Champion. LP-Jose Urena. Save-Ebert Rosario.