JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - After six straight wins, the Jamestown Jammers have come back down to Earth in recent days after suffering a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York-Penn Baseball League's best team - the Tri-City ValleyCats.
The final two of those three games came Monday in a doubleheader at Diethrick Park. Playing in two seven-inning games, the Jammers (12-15) were defeated 3-0 and 4-1.
Offense was an especially big problem for Jamestown on Monday. In the 14 innings of action, the Jammers managed just one total run on three total hits.
In the opener, a 3-0 loss, Jamestown was credited with just one hit. Viosergy Rosa's two-out single in the sixth would prove to be the Jammers' only hit of the game. Starter Ramon Del Orbe fell to 0-3 on the season despite allowing just three runs on five hits in six innings of work.
All the offense Tri-City would need came with a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth. Ryan Dineen collected a two-out RBI single in the fourth to make it 1-0 and the ValleyCats added an Austin Elkins RBI triple and Jesse Wierzbicki sacrifice fly in the sixth.
The nightcap of the twinbill wasn't much kinder to the home team. Jamestown collected just two hits in that game while suffering a 4-1 setback. Rony Peralta led off the game with a double for Jamestown, but the Jammers wouldn't record another hit until Anthony Gomez's leadoff triple in the fourth.
Tri-City 000 102 0 - 3 6 0
Jamestown 000 000 0 - 0 1 1
3b-Austin Elkins (T) 2. WP-Brian Holmes. LP-Ramon Del Orbe. Save-Blake Ford.
Tri-City 201 001 0 - 4 6 0
Jamestown 000 100 0 - 1 2 2
2b-Rony Peralta (J), Austin Elkins (T). 3b-Anthony Gomez (J). WP-Lance Day. LP-Drew Steckenrider. Save-Travis Ballew.
That leadoff triple led to Jamestown's only run of the day - an RBI groundout from Felix Munoz.
Tri-City scored a pair in the first on a two-run single from Tyler Heineman, one more in the third on a wild pitch by Jamestown pitcher Beau Wright and a final run in the sixth on a Jamestown error.
Jamestown will look to turn things around Tuesday when they travel to Batavia to entertain the Muckdogs. Jamestown returns home Wednesday for another game with Batavia before hosting Mahoning Valley on Thursday and Friday.