JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Jamestown Jammers improved to 27-14 with a 5-3 win over the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday. The Jammers currently hold a five game lead over State College for first place in the New York Penn League's Pinckney Division.
After allowing a Staten Island run in the top of the fourth, Jamestown answered with a pair of runs in the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles from Jeff Roy and Harold Ramirez.
Looking for a little insurance in the eighth, Eric Weiss singled and advanced to second on a bunt single by Justin Maffei. Both runners were able to advance on Michael Fransoso's sac bunt, and Roy followed up with another RBI single to score Weiss.
Ramirez picked up his second big hit of the night, singling home Maffei and Roy to give Jamestown a 5-1 advantage.
Staten Island threatened with a two-run homer off the bat of Trent Garrison in the top of the ninth, but Jamestown's Brett McKinney was able to shut the door with a strikeout to end the game.
Axel Diaz earned the win on the mound, allowing no runs while striking out four batters in two innings of work. Isaac Sanchez started the game for Jamestown and went five innings, striking out eight, and allowing just one run on two hits.
Game two of the three game series with Staten Island will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown. The Jammers homestand continues through Sunday, concluding with another three game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones.
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2b-Sumner (S), Fransoso (J). HR-Garrison (S). WP-Diaz. LP-Walby.