BURLINGTON, VT - Jamestown starter Chad Kuhl and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Jammers shut out the Vermont Lake Monsters, 4-0, Thursday in New York-Penn League action at historic Centennial Field.
Kuhl (2-3) retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced (hit Ryon Healy with two outs in first inning). Kuhl left after five innings, allowing just the one hit with three strikeouts for his second win of the season. Reliever Justin Topa also struck out three in three scoreless innings and gave up a hit, before Henry Hirsch tossed a 1-2-3 ninth.
The Jammers scored the only run they would need in the top of the first on a Jeff Roy one-out bunt single, stolen base and two-out Dave Valesente RBI single. Jamestown added another run in the fifth on a Jimmy Rider RBI double, then added two more runs in the sixth on a Michael Fransoco two-run bases loaded single to left field.
The victory gave Jamestown two wins in the three-game series against Vermont, marking the first home series loss out of nine for the Lake Monsters this season.
The Jammers remain in first place in the Pinckney Divison at 31-18, two games ahead of the State College Spikes. Jamestown is at the Stedler Division first-place Tri-City Valley Cats on Friday.