Jamestown, NY- Luke Voit had two hits and two RBI's while starter Andrew Pierce quieted the Jammers' offense as the State College Spikes (48-26) defeated Jamestown, 3-1. The Spikes' pitching proved to be too much for the Jammers Tuesday night.
Pierce threw 4 quality innings with one strikeout and one walk. He limited the Jammers (42-32) to just one hit and no runs. Reliever Chase Brookshire (1-0) earned the win and Kyle Webb recorded his second save of the season. Since State College already locked up the division crown, the loss leaves Jamestown clinging to a one-game lead in the wild card over the Lowell Spinners (40-32) with just one-game remaining.
Cody Dickson received a disappointing no-decision, as he hurled 5 innings of one-hit ball, allowing no runs and striking out five. He lowered his ERA to 2.37 on the season. Austin Meadows led the offense with two hits. Edwin Espinal and Michael Fransoso each contributed singles as well.
The Jammers struck first in the bottom of the fifth against Brookshire. Meadows led off the inning with a single to right and advanced to third after a base hit by Espinal. After catcher Reese McGuire flew out to shallow center, Adam Landecker grounded into a fielder's choice to score the Jammers' only run of the game.
The Spikes answered immediately in the sixth inning when Cesar Valera rocketed a solo-shot against Jackson Lodge (4-5) tying the game at one. Lodge settled down until the eighth inning, where he ran into trouble. Matthew Young led off with a single and was followed by a Vaughn Bryan double down the left field line. Jared LaKind entered the game for the Jammers and almost got out of the inning unscathed, but surrendered a two-out, two run single to Voit that proved to be the difference in the game.
The Jammers are back in action Wednesday night to play their regular season finale at Diethrick Park against State College at 6:05 p.m. For ticket information or to stay up to date with the Jammers push towards the playoffs give us a call at 716-664-0915 or visit us online at www.jamestownjammers.com. Be sure to follow the Jammers on Facebook & Twitter!