STATEN ISLAND - The Jamestown Jammers dodged a bullet in the bottom of the 11th inning and then pulled out a New York-Penn League win in the top of the 12th inning on Wednesday night.
With the scored tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th, the host Staten Island Yankees loaded the bases with none out and failed to score.
The Jammers made them pay when they scored a pair of runs in the top of the 12th for a 5-3 victory.
The Jammers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Juancito Martinez hit his first home run of the season to left field with one out.
Jamestown moved in front 2-0 in the fourth when Kentrell Dewitt doubled with two outs and scored on a single by Anthony Gomez.
Staten Island got a run back in the bottom of the fourth when Saxon Butler tripled with one out and scored on a groundout by Matt Snyder.
The Yankees tied the game and then took the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
With one out, Danny Oh singled and moved to second on a throwing error by third baseman Matt Juengel. Jamiel Orozco singled to move Oh to third and then Oh scored on a single by Daniel Lopez to tie the game. Taylor Dugas walked off Jamestown starting pitcher Ramon Del Orbe, who was then relieved by Frankie Reed. After recording a strikeout, Reed walked Butler to force in the lead run.
The Jammers went to the home-run ball again in the eighth inning to tie the game at 3-3 when Felix Munoz hit a solo shot over the center-field fence with two outs.
The score remained that way as the game headed into extra innings.
Staten Island was in good shape to possibly win the game in the bottom of the 10th when Wes Wilson doubled with one out, but he was thrown out trying to steal third for the second out.
In the bottom the 11th, the Yankees loaded the bases with none out and didn't score against Jamestown reliever Jheyson Manzueta.
Then Jamestown came through with two runs in the top of the 12th and it all happened after two were out.
Yafri Perez was walked and stole second. He scored on a double by Felix Munoz, who then scored on a single by Juengel.
Manzueta picked up his first win for the Jammers after two innings of work.
Munoz, Dewitt, Gomez and Martinez finished with two hits each.
The teams will play the second game of their three-game series tonight at 7.