JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - This wasn't exactly the type of weekend homecoming the Jamestown Jammers had in mind.
The visiting Batavia Muckdogs handed Jamestown (3-4) a pair of close losses both Saturday and Sunday at Diethrick Park - 5-3 in 10 innings on Saturday and 4-1 on Sunday.
On Saturday, Jamestown spotted the Muckdogs a 2-0 lead before finally getting on the board in the fifth inning. Jesus Solorzano took care of things all himself, sending a pitch over the center field fence to make it 2-1.
After Batavia scored in the top of the seventh, Jamestown added a two-spot in the bottom of the inning. Again, Solorzano was in the middle of things, smacking a two-run single to left that brought home both Matt Jeungel and Felix Munoz to make it 3-3.
The game stayed tied 3-3 until the top of the 10th when Batavia went ahead by scoring twice. Breyvic Valera started the extra inning with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Wilson. The Muckdogs would add a second run on a throwing error by the Jammers third baseman Jeungel.
Jamestown started things off right in the bottom of the 10th as Rony Peralta drew a walk and moved all the way to third on a balk and wild pitch. However, the rally was snuffed when Sharif Othman lined into a double play and Batavia went on to win, 5-3.
Batavia 000 110 100 2 - 5 11 0
Jamestown 000 010 200 0 - 3 5 2
2b-David Bergin (B), Anthony Melchionda (B). 3b-Breyvic Valera (B). HR-Jesus Solorzano (J). WP-Jose Almarante. LP-Miguel Fermin. Save-Lee Stoppelman.
Batavia 200 001 001 - 4 12 0
Jamestown 000 100 000 - 1 10 1
2b-Anthony Melchionda (B), Yeison Hernandez (J). HR-Jesus Solorzano (J), Gary Apelian (B). WP-Ben Freeman. LP-Ramon Del Orbe. Save-Yunier Castillo.
Jamestown finished the game with just five hits and Solorzano had two of those. Reliever Miguel Ferman was charged with both 10th inning runs and suffered the loss.
On Sunday, the Jammers had little trouble hitting the ball, finishing with 10 hits overall. However, scoring runs was another issue.
The Muckdogs scored twice in the top of the first and once more in each of the sixth and ninth innings. The home team could only muster a fourth inning solo homer by Solorzano and the Jammers dropped their second game in a row for the first time this season.
The 10-hit attack by the Jammers featured two hits each from Juengel, Jose Behar and Juancito Martinez. Starter Ramon Del Orbe lost his first decision of the season.
The Jammers will try to end the mini-skid on Monday when they visit Auburn.