The Jamestown Jammers were playing extremely well going into the All-Star break. The team was 7-3 in their last 10 games heading into Wednesday night's match-up against the Batavia Muckdogs. However, the Jammers hit a major road black Wednesday night, gave up 18 hits, and suffered a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Muckdogs. The loss puts the Jammers at 29-33 overall, and Jamestown still finds themselves five games behind the Brooklyn Cyclones in the Wild Card Standings.
Jamestown starter Frank Duncan would hold Batavia in check for the first two innings. Unfortunately, the Muckdogs would get to Duncan in the top of third, and score three runs on six hits. The big hits in the inning were a 2-RBI single by first basemen Carlos Duran, and an RBI single from third basemen Aaron Blanton.
The Jammers would answer with a run in the bottom of the third inning to pull within 3-1. Shortstop Trace Tam Sing would lead off the inning with a walk, and advance all the way to third on an errant pick-off throw from Batavia first basemen Carlos Duran. Later in the inning with center fielder Elvis Escobar batting, Tam Sing would score on a passed ball to put the Jammers on the board.
3-1 would remain the score until the top of the seventh inning, when the Muckdogs would add three more runs to their lead off Jammer reliever Jerry Mulderig. Designated hitter Brad Haynal connected on an RBI single , and catcher Rodrigo Vigil launched a 2-RBI double in the inning to put Batavia up 6-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh. The Muckdogs would pick up their final run in the top of the eighth inning, on an RBI triple from shortstop Javier Lopez.
The Jammers failed to mount anymore offense for the rest of the game. However, left fielder Jordan Luplow, did collect three hits for Jamestown, and third basemen Chase Simpson collected one hit as well.
For the Muckdogs offensively, second basemen Mason Davis (2), Lopez (4), Duran (2), Haynal (2), Blanton (2), and Vigil (5) all collected multiple hits.
For the Jammers on the mound, Duncan would work four innings, surrender nine hits, and give up the three runs in the top of the third. He would be relieved in the top of the fifth by Jose Regalado, who would fire two scoreless innings, while striking out two. Mulderig would come on to pitch the seventh, and he would struggle in his 2/3 of an inning, and give up the three runs in the seventh. Eric Karch would relieve Mulderig, and throw an 1 1/3 innings, and only give up one run to get the Jammers through eight. Julio Eusebio would pitch the last inning for Jamestown, and toss a scoreless frame, while striking out one.
The Jammers and Muckdogs will square off at Diethrick Park again Thursday night at 7:05pm. Right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau will toe the rubber for the Jammers. He will be opposed by left-handed pitcher Gabriel Castellanos of the Muckdogs. For ticket information, call the Jammers front office at 716-664-0915.