Viosergy Rosa recorded the decisive hit in the seventh inning as Jamestown Jammers won the second game to split a long twin bill with the Williamsport Crosscutters at Diethrick Park on Tuesday night.
Rosa singled in the winning run in the home seventh when the Jammers (26-34) edged Williamsport (23-38), 4-3, in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division to gain a split.
The first game was a marathon that went 11 innings and lasted more than three hours before Williamsport prevailed, 3-1.
Jamestown Jammers third baseman Pedro Mendoza dives to field a grounder during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Williamsport. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J?photo by Jim Riggs
The tie-breaking run in the nightcap came about when Cody Keefer, who had five hits in the doubleheader, singled with one out off Matthew Sisto (0-3) and took second on an error by center fielder Jiandido Tromp.
Jesus Solorzano walked and Andrew Aizenstadt was brought on to replace Sisto. Rosa, then, cracked the single to center field to bring Keefer in and give Miguel Fermin his first win in four decisions this season.
Jamestown had tied it at 3-3 in the fifth when Michael Main greeted Sisto with a solo home run to left field for his second of the year.
The Jammers also scored in the third on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Gomez for his 28th RBI of the season and tallied in the first on another Rosa single.
Williamsport recorded a run in the second on Zach Taylor's single and two more in the third on a wild pitch by Wright and errors by Main and Solorzano.
Keefer, Main Solorzano and Rosa all contributed two hits for the Jammers.
In the first game, Williamsport finally broke through in the 11th after both teams went scoreless after the second inning when both teams scored a run each.
Christopher Serritella, Larry Greene and Mitch Walding all singled off Sean Donatello (1-1) to fill the bases with Walding's hit being a bunt single.
Yan Olmo cracked a two-run double to center field and Walding was out at home with a throw from Michael Main to second baseman Gomez and on to catcher Sharif Othman. However, the damage was done.
Jamestown threatened in the bottom half of the inning as Rosa singled and Gomez was safe on an error by shortstop Roman Quinn. Othman laid down a sacrifice bunt to put the Jammers in scoring position.
Geoff Broussard relieved Nicholas Hanson and retired Matt Juengel and Pedro Mendoza to record his fourth save.
The Jammers had the best opportunity to win it in the seventh when Juengel delivered a leadoff triple against Andre Kinder. But Steven Inch came on and retired Mendoza on strikes, and Hernandez and Main on infield outs.
The Crosscutters scored a run in the top of the second when Olmo hit into a force play at second base that brought in Serritella, who doubled.
In the bottom of the second, the Jammers tied it when Gomez singled, swiped second and scored on two errors.
Keefer was the only Jammer with more than one hit as he recorded two singles and a double.