STATE COLLEGE - That's what you call a streak buster.
Jamestown ended a five-series losing streak and pitcher Helpi Reyes ended a season long winless streak as the Jammers defeated the State College Spikes, 11-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Medlar Field.
With Thursday's win, the Jammers climb to within one game of .500 with a season mark of 32-33. The team now heads west to Mahoning Valley for a three-game series with the Scrappers that will end a 12-game road trip. The Jammers return to Diethrick Park on Monday to start a series with Pinckney Division leading Auburn.
Reyes was stellar on Thursday, earning his first victory of the year in his 11th start. Reyes helped his own cause by allowing just three runs (two earned) on six hits in five innings of action. He struck out four, but walked three in lowering his season ERA to 4.31.
Jamestown's offensive outburst may have been the biggest aide in Reyes earning his first win. The Jammers ended Thursday's contest with 13 total hits. They were also able to take advantage of five State College errors.
Terrence Dayleg led the offensive production with a 3-for-5 night at the dish. Austin Barnes, Eddie Rodriguez and Marquise Cooper all contributed two hits and Ryan Goetz, Brian McConkey, Joshua Adams and Viosergy Rosa added one. Eight of the nine Jammers who stepped to the plate delivered at least one hit.
Despite the lopsided final, Jamestown actually trailed after the first inning, 1-0, when Rodarrick Jones delivered an RBI single for the Spikes.
The Jammers wouldn't stay down long, striking for four runs in the top of the second. Dayleg reached on an error to start things off and moved to third on a Rosa single. Rodriguez's double scored both of them and Rodriguez scored when Goetz blasted a two-run homer to right.
State College closed to within 4-2 in the third, but Jamestown answered with a two-spot in the fourth. Again, the longball played a key role as Cooper's blast to left scored both he and Rodriguez. State College responded with a single run in the bottom of the inning and trailed 6-3 after four.
The Jammers weren't done, scoring the next five runs unanswered. Adams scored on a passed ball in the fifth, Goetz scored on a passed ball in the sixth, Dayleg scored on an error in the seventh and a pair of runs scored in the eighth. Dayleg had an RBI single in the eighth and another run scored on an error as Jamestown stretched its lead to 11-3.
The Spikes would get a meaningless sacrifice fly off reliever Curtis Petersen in the ninth to close out the scoring at 11-4.
Jamestown 040 211 120 - 11 13 1
State College 101 100 001 - 4 7 5
2b-Eddie Rodriguez (J), Chris Lashmet (S), Derek Trent (S), Joshua Adams (J). 3b-Terrence Dayleg (J). HR-Ryan Goetz (J), Marquise Cooper (J). WP-Helpi Reyes. LP-Ryan Hafner.