JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Better late than never.
Jamestown took advantage of some shaky Batavia defense and scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to record a 2-1 victory over the Muckdogs Wednesday at Diethrick Park.
The win was the second straight for Jamestown and eighth in its last 11 tries. Heading into Thursday and Friday's two-game home set with Mahoning Valley, the Jammers are one game under .500 at 14-15.
Through the first six innings, offense was incredibly scarce. Batavia starter Kyle Helisek didn't allow a Jamestown hit in his six innings of work and only a Muckdogs error kept him from being perfect in that time. Jamestown's first hit of the night came with two out in the eighth inning on a Brian Dice single.
And still the team won.
Until the ninth, it appeared the difference in the game would be an eighth-inning homer by Batavia's Alex Mejia that made it 1-0.
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2b-Jordan Walton (B). HR-Alex Mejia. WP-Jheyson Manzueta. LP-Lee Stoppelman.
But Jamestown battled back.
Juancito Martinez led off the ninth with a walk and moved up on Cameron Flynn's sacrifice bunt. Flynn was also safe on the play, giving Jamestown two runners aboard.
With one out, Jesus Solarzano grounded out to put runners on second and third with two out and bringing Matt Juengel to the plate. Juengel singled to center allowing Martinez to score and Solorzano scored the winning run on a fielding error by Batavia's Matthew Young.
Juengel's hit was just Jamestown's third of the night.
Jheyson Manzueta pitched the ninth and was credited with his second victory of the season.