SANBORN - Behind the pitching of Jake Harford, Jamestown Community College earned an NJCAA Region Division III baseball doubleheader split against Niagara County CC on Tuesday.
Harford went the distance in the nightcap, scattering seven hits with four strikeouts and five walks as the Jayhawks (4-8, 8-18) beat NCCC (4-2, 13-8), 7-4.
The opener was all Niagara County as it prevailed by a 14-4 decision in a game called after 4 innings because of the 10-run rule.
''Jake threw a nice game,'' said coach Anthony Barone about Harford, who raised his record to 3-1. ''I think this win might get us on a little roll and it certainly didn't hurt us splitting with one of the top teams in the region.''
The score was deadlocked at 2-2 going into the sixth inning when the Jayhawks took the lead for good at 5-2 with three runs.
Mark Andrews hit a two-run single and an error brought in Matt Tobias, who had singled, with the third run.
The Jayhawks added two more insurance runs in the seventh inning and then withstood NCCC getting two in the bottom of the inning.
Jose Hernandez and Levi Madden had RBI singles.
JCC scored in the first when Matt Marino walked and scored on Hernandez's infield out and in the sixth when Marino again walked and Hernandez delivered him with a single.
Hernandez drove in three runs and had two hits, Bo Westling and Cody Kane each singled and doubled, and Austin Zakroczemski added two singles in the winning 11-hit attack.
The first game saw the hosts pound the Jayhawks with a big seven-run first inning. NCCC scored in every inning with three in the second and two more in the third and fourth innings in the shortened game.
Eric Vara was the losing pitcher and he was followed to the mound by Sean Ballentine.
The Jayhawks scored two runs in the third as Hernandez tallied on a passed ball and the other run scored when Anthony Polvino was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
In the fourth, Tobias delivered an RBI single and Westling had a sacrifice fly for the Jayhawks.
JCC meets NCCC again on Thursday with a twin bill starting at 3 p.m. at Diethrick Park.