NILES, Ohio - Once again, the Jamestown Jammers pitching was dominant as for the second straight game they put together a shutout in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League on Tuesday night.
Colten Brewer (1-0), Justin Topa, Jovany Lopez and Cesar Lopez were the hurlers that fired the shutout when the Jammers (2-0) prevailed over Mahoning Valley (0-2), 3-0, before 2,082 spectators at Eastwood Field.
On Monday, a 5-0 shutout was tossed by Isaac Sanchez, Lance Breedlove and Kevin Kleis.
Brewer went the first five innings and allowed five hits followed by Topa for one inning, Jovany Lopez for two and Cesar Lopez the final inning for his first save.
The Jammers didn't have a base runner until the fifth inning as Caleb Hamrick (0-1) was perfect the first four. Then in the fifth, leadoff hitter Jin-De Chang caught hold of a Hamrick delivery and sent it soaring over the right-center field fence for a home run and a 1-0 lead.
Danny Collins and Edwin Espinal singled and after Francisco Aponte struck out failing to get a bunt down, Michael Fransoso laid down a sacrifice bunt that Hamrick threw away allowing Collins to score the second run of the fifth inning.
Espinal reached third and Fransoso second, but Hamrick got Yhonathan Barrios and Jeff Roy on grounders to end the threat.
The Jammers added their final run in the seventh off Alexis Paredes. Elvis Escobar singled and swipped second and third and scored on a wild pitch.
Mahoning Valley had the bases loaded in the first inning when Paul Hendrix hit into a double play with one out.
The Scrappers once again had the bases filled in the fifth when Claudio Bautista lined out to stop that threat and in the eighth they left the bases loaded as Martin Cervenka fanned.
Overall, the Scrappers left 10 stranded and were 0-7 with runners in scoring position in losing their eighth straight over a two-year span, including the final six of last year.
The Jammers had only four hits off Hamrick, Paredes, Breily Puerta and Trevor Frank and nobody had more than one.
Dovydas Neverauskas from Lithuania will try to extend the scoreless streak for the Jammers when he takes the hill tonight in the final game of the series at 7:05.