NORWICH, Conn. - The Jamestown Jammers and Connecticut Tigers were to play a three-game series Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
More often than not, it was Mother Nature who came out on the winning end.
Saturday's series opener was postponed by rain, setting up a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Sunday. In the fourth inning of the first game - with Jamestown on top 12-0 - rain again stopped the on-field action for the day.
The suspended game will be completed Monday with a seven-inning contest to follow at 7:05 p.m. The third game of the series will likely be postponed as the this is the only meeting between the teams this season. However, Tuesday remains a possibility with no New York-Penn League games on the schedule and the game could be made up later this season if it has playoff implications.
In the three-plus innings played this weekend, the Jammers appeared to have awoken from their offensive slumber. Juancito Martinez led off the game with a double and promptly scored on Michael Main's single. A short time later, Felix Munoz delivered an RBI single and Anthony Gomez a two-run double to make it 4-0 after an inning.
Main added an RBI single in the second, Gomez an RBI single in the third and Jamestown added six more runs in the fourth before the rains came. Jesus Solorzano brought home a pair with a double, Munoz two more with a double of his own and two more runs scored on a Connecticut throwing error. There is only one out in the top of the fourth inning.
(Suspended in top of 4th)
Jamestown 411 6xx x - 12 14 0
Connecticut 000 xxx x - 0 1 4
2b-Juancito Martinez (J), Anthony Gomez (J), Jesus Solorzano (J), Felix Munoz (J).
Despite playing just over three innings, Jamestown has 14 hits in the game. Martinez and Munoz are both 3-for-3 and Gomez has a team-best four RBI. Jake Esch tossed three innings and had allowed just one hit at the time the game was suspended.