ABERDEEN, Md. - Heavy rains soaked the surface of Ripken Stadium Thursday in Aberdeen, but not before the Ironbirds had built a 6-2 lead over the Jamestown Jammers.
After a nearly one-hour rain delay, the game was called and the Jammers had suffered their third consecutive defeat, dropping to 18-20 at the mid-way point of the season.
Jamestown will look to avoid a sweep Friday when it again visits the Ironbirds. Jamestown then heads to Connecticut for a three-game series with the Tigers.
After Aberdeen jumped out to a 1-0 lead, Jamestown stormed back with a run of its own in the top of the third. With two out, Juancito Martinez took matters into his own hands, smacking a solo homer over the left field fence to tie the game at 1-1.
Things fell apart for the visitors in the bottom of the third when the Ironbirds pushed four runners across the plate to take control of the game. Lucas Herbst had an RBI double, Christian Walker an RBI single and Will Howard a two-run single before the inning was complete.
The Jammers would get one run back in the fourth to close to within 5-2.
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2b-Lucas Herbst (A), Creede Simpson (A). 3b-Torsten Boss (A). HR-Juancito Martinez (J). WP-Juan Guzman. LP-Ramon Del Orbe. Save-Bennett Parry.
Jesus Solorzano led off with a walk and stole second before scoring on an RBI single from Felix Munoz.
Jamestown's offense would go cold from there and Aberdeen would tack on a run in the seventh after a wild pitch from Jammers pitcher Bryan Ellington.
After a leadoff single in the bottom of the eighth inning, severe thunderstorms began pounding the Aberdeen area and the game was called about 60 minutes later.
Jamestown finished with just four hits - one each from Martinez, Pedro Mendoza, Viosergy Rosa and Munoz. Ramon Del Orbe was hit with his team-high fourth loss, allowing five runs on six hits in five innings of action.