BROOKLYN, N.Y. - For the first time since the first week of the New York-Penn League baseball season, the Jamestown Jammers are sitting at the .500 mark.
Jamestown dropped to 29-29 on the season, losing for the ninth time in 12 games after a 5-2 loss at the Brooklyn Cyclones on Wednesday. The Jammers will try to avoid dropping below the break even point for the first time in all of 2011 on Thursday when they continue the three-game set with the McNamara Division team. After the completion of the Brooklyn series, the Jammers will begin a weekend series in Williamsport.
The Cyclones (33-24) scored four of their five runs in the opening two innings Wednesday, roughing up Jamestown starter Daniel Oliver. Oliver dropped to 1-3 on the season with a 5.96 ERA after allowing four runs on six hits in three innings of work.
The Jammers' offense finished with seven total hits, including a 3-for-5 effort from all-star Terrence Dayleg, two hits from leadoff man Ryan Goetz and one hit apiece from Brian McConkey and Viosergy Rosa. Five of the Jammers' seven hits were doubles, including two each from Goetz and Dayleg.
Brooklyn's Daniel Muno doubled to start the bottom of the first and eventually scored on a one-out sacrifice fly by Cole Frenzel. The big damage was done in the second inning when Muno delivered an RBI groundout and Javier Rodriguez a two-out two-run triple that put Brooklyn on top 4-0.
Jamestown cut the margin to three in the top of the fifth when Dayleg doubled, moved to third on a steal and scored after an error by the Cyclones catcher. However, Brooklyn responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the fifth as Frenzel scored on a sac fly from T.J. Rivera.
Rosa doubled with one out in the ninth and scored on Goetz's two-out double, but it wasn't enough as Jamestown settled for the 5-2 setback.
Jamestown 000 010 001 - 2 7 0
Brooklyn 130 010 00x - 5 8 2
2b-Terrence Dayleg (J) 2, Daniel Muno (B), Ryan Goetz (J) 2, Viosergy Rosa (J). 3b-Javier Rodriguez (B). WP-Orlando Tovar. LP-Daniel Oliver.