NORWICH, Conn. - The Jamestown Jammers (19-22) come home after having a very unproductive road trip in the New York-Penn League.
Jamestown ended a four-game losing streak by taking Sunday's suspended game at Connecticut that resumed in the top of the fourth inning on Monday with the Jammers in front, 12-2. But then they took it on the chin to the Tigers (17-24) by a 3-1 count in the nightcap to finish the road trip at 1-4.
The Jammers had originally planned to play a three-game series with Connecticut, but one of the games got cancelled because of rain in this the only meeting of the season.
Helpi Reyes pitched his finest game of the season in the second game, allowing only two hits and two runs with one being unearned in five innings for the Jammers. However, his record fell to 1-4.
Jamestown got its only run in the very first inning as leadoff hitter Michael Main singled, stole second and came in on Jesus Solorzano's single for his 20th RBI of the year.
Connecticut bounced right back with two in the first.
Jake Stewart singled and Jared Reaves on catcher's interference on Jose Behar. Danny Vasquez sacrificed both runners up and Juaner Aguasvivas cracked a two-run double and the Tigers had grabbed a 2-1 edge.
That was the last hit off Reyes.
Endrys Briceno and Joe Rogers shut down the Jammers the rest of the way, permitting four hits and fanning eight. Rogers fanned five of seven batters he faced in two innings to gain his second save.
In the fifth and six innings, the Jammers placed a runner on third base, but failed to capitalize.
The Tigers got an insurance run in the sixth inning when Reaves was hit by a- pitch from Sean Donatello and went to third on a single by Vasquez. Reaves scored when Donatello uncorked a wild pitch.
The Jammers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of the first game on Sunday evening.
Juancito Martinez opened the game with a double and scored when Main followed with a singles. After a walk to Solorzano walked, Viosergy Rosa and Matt Juengel struck out and the Tigers were an out away from getting out of the inning with only one run scoring. But Felix Munoz singled to drive in Main and Anthony Gomez followed with a doubles to bring home with Solorzano and Munoz for a 4-0 lead.
Jamestown added another run in the second when Martinez single with one out, stole second and moved to third on an errant pickoff throw. Main followed with an RBI single for a 5-0 lead.
The lead moved to 6-0 in the third when Juengel singled, moved to second on another single by Munoz and scored on a third straight single by Gomez,
The Jammers put the game out of reach with a six-run fourth inning.
Solorzano and Munoz each had a two-run doubles and two more runs scored on a fielder's choice by Gomez reached on a fielder's choice.
After the big inning, the rains came and play was suspended and resumed in the top of the fourth inning on Monday.
Connecticut ruined the shutout bid by scoring two in the fifth on a single by Edgar Concino and an error by Matt Juengel.
The entire league is off today and Jamestown is home against the Lowell Spinners (16-26) for three games beginning on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Diethrick Park.
Lowell comes in on a four-game winning streak and has won seven of last 10 games.