AUBURN - The Auburn Doubledays had an answer for the Jamestown Jammers every time Thursday night and scored two runs in the sixth inning to top the Jammers, 4-2, in New York-Penn League action.
The Jammers scored in the first and fifth inning, but Auburn immediately tied the game both times before scoring two runs off the Jamestown bullpen to extend their division lead to two games.
Jamestown falls to 35-37 and is eliminated from playoff contention.
Ryan Goetz, Brian McConkey and Viosergy Rosa each had two hits for the Jammers, but it was the offense's inability to stretch the lead in the early innings that cost the team.
In the first, Goetz slapped a single to right and advanced to third on a double by Pedro Mendoza. McConkey then lined a single to right to score Goetz and move Mendoza to third with no outs, but both runners were left stranded as the next two batters struck out before a ground out ended the frame.
Caleb Ramsey sparked the Auburn offense in the first with a leadoff double. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Bryce Ortega ground out to tie the game.
The Jammers put runners in scoring position in the third and the fourth before breaking through in the fifth without a hit.
Mendoza, Terrence Dayleg and Jobduan Morales all walked to load up the bases and force starter Chad Jenkins out of the game. Reliever Manuel Rivera promptly walked Josh Adams to force in Jamestown's second run, but that was all the Jammers could muster as the next two men were retired.
Another leadoff double started the Auburn offense in the bottom of the fifth. Matt Skole ripped a two-bagger and then scored on a single by Justin Miller. Another single and walk loaded up the bases, but Jamestown starter Jose Urena got a popout and strikeout to keep the game tied.
After Urena was pulled in the sixth, the Doubledays capitalized on a pair of walks. Ortega and Skole both reached on free passes before Miller connected for a triple to center to plate both runners and give Auburn an insurmountable lead.
While the Jammers had several opportunities in the early going, the Auburn bullpen locked down the Jamestown offense during the final three innings to seal the win.
Jheyson Manzueta took the loss for the Jammers. He gave up two runs on just one hit in the sixth inning.
The Jammers return home for three games against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to wrap up the 2011 season starting tonight at 7:05.