JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Touchdown - and the extra point.
The Auburn Doubledays lit Jamestown up for seven fourth-inning runs and were never seriously challenged, handing the Jammers an 11-2 loss Tuesday at Diethrick Park.
The loss drops the Jammers to 34-36 on the year with just five outings remaining. Jamestown will visit Auburn on Wednesday and Thursday before returning home Friday to complete the season with a three-game set with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Friday through Sunday.
Helpi Reyes couldn't carry the momentum of his first win of the year into Tuesday's contest, allowing eight runs on nine hits in just three innings. The loss dropped Reyes to 1-6 on the 2011 season with a 5.31 ERA.
Jamestown's offense also struggled on Tuesday, being outhit 13-6 by Auburn. Austin Barnes was the only Jammer with multiple hits and Ryan Goetz, Brian McConkey, Terrence Dayleg and Nestor Castillo added one hit each.
Auburn struck first with two runs in the second and stretched the lead to 3-0 in the third. Jamestown did all of its damage in the bottom of the third, scoring twice to cut the deficit to 3-2. Castillo singled with two outs and quickly stole second. After a Goetz walk, Barnes followed with an RBI single and McConkey brought home Goetz with another RBI hit.
That's when the game went south for the Jammers. Auburn exploded for seven runs in the top of the fourth, scoring seven runs before Jamestown could even record an out. The dismal inning featured three Auburn singles, three wild pitches, two hit batsmen, a walk, a double and a two-run homer.
Trailing 10-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, Jamestown would only record three hits the rest of the way and Auburn closed the scoring in the ninth after an RBI groundout by Hendry Jimenez.
Auburn 021 700 001 - 11 13 1
Jamestown 002 000 000 - 2 6 0
2b-Bryce Ortega (A), Hendry Jimenez (A), Billy Burns (A). HR-Justin Miller (A). WP-Wirkin Estevez. LP-Helpi Reyes.