STATEN ISLAND, NY. - The Jamestown Jammers managed just one run on four hits in a 2-1 loss to the Staten Island Yankees on Thursday night.
Jamestown scored their lone run in the top of the first. Yefri Perez doubled to right to lead off the game. Pedro Mendoza then singled on a ground ball to center, knocking in Perez.
The game was quiet until the bottom of the fourth. After retiring the first two hitters of the evening, Jammers starter Mason Hope served up a home run to Saxon Butler, his fourth on the year, to right field, knotting the game at one.
The Yankees struck again in the bottom of the fifth off of Hope. With one out, Isaias Tejada doubled to right field. Exicardo Cayones came up next and reached on an infield single that deflected off of Jammers firstbaseman Felix Munoz, allowing Tejada to score.
The 2-1 lead was enough to stand up. After the first, the Jammers managed just two hits. Perez singled with two outs in the fifth but was subsequently caught trying to steal second base. Mendoza singled in the top of the sixth and moved to third on two ground outs but was stranded there when Kentrell Dewitt struck out to end the frame.
While Perez and Mendoza both had two hits, the rest of the lineup went 0 for 24.
Hope tossed five innings, allowing just the two runs on four hits, but was saddled with the loss. Jake Esch scattered three hits over the final three shutout frames in relief.
The Jammers fall to 6-11 with the loss. They will take on Staten Island tonight at 7 p.m. in the rubber match of the three game series.
Jamestown 100 000 000 - 1 4 1
Staten Island 000 110 000 - 2 7 3
2b- Perez (J), I. Tejada (SI). HR- Butler (SI).
WP- Evan Rutckyj
LP - Mason Hope
SV - James Pazos