After suffering seven losses in a row, the Jamestown Jammers picked up their second straight New York-Penn League win on Sunday afternoon at Diethrick Park.
The Jammers scored five runs in the first inning and rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Auburn Doubledays.
Jamestown opened the scoring quickly in the first inning when Yefri Perez led off with a double and scored on a single by Pedro Mendoza. With one out, Mendoza scored on a double by Matt Juengel, who then scored on a bloop double to shallow right field by Viosergy Rosa to increase the lead to 3-0.
Jamestown second baseman Pedro Mendoza gets ready to throw to first base over Auburn’s Wes Schill to complete a double play in Sunday’s New York-Penn League game at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Jim Riggs
After Jesus Solorzano singled to put runners at the corners, Auburn starting pitcher Gregory Baez threw a ball to Kentrell Dewitt and suffered a shoulder injury. He left the game and Elliott Waterman took over the pitching duties, He proceeded to walk the Dewitt to load the bases and also walked Jose Behar and Cameron Flynn to force in two more runs for a 5-0 lead.
The big inning ended with Perez grounded into a double play.
The Jammers were held scoreless for the next five innings.
Auburn didn't score until the seventh when Jamestown reliever Collin Cargill walked Khayyan Norfork lead open the inning. He moved to third on a double by Jordan Poole and scored on a groundout by Wes Schill.
The Jammers got that run back in the bottom of the seventh when Mendoza, Austin Nola and Juengel opened the inning with consecutive singles and Juengel's drove in the run.
Another Jamestown run scored in the eighth when Flynn double with one out, went to third on a single by Perez and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mendoza.
The Jammers pounded out 15 hits with Perez leading the way with three while Mendoza, Juengel, Rosa, Behar and Flynn had two each.
Jammers pitchers Blake Logan, Ryan Newell, Cargill and Sean Donatello held the Doubledays to four hits. They were helped with four double days behind them.
Newell picked up the win.
The Jammers and Doubleday play again tonight at 7:05 at Diethrick Park.