The Jamestown Jammers (4-1) continued their fast start in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Pennsylvania League on Friday night at Diethrick Park.
The Jammers collected seven extra-base hits, including two home runs, and, for the second time in the early season, managed 14 hits in an 8-3 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters (1-4) to tie State College for the divisional lead.
Jamestown got started early by knocking out starter Jon Prosinski in the first inning.
Jodaneli Carvajal of the Jamestown Jammers dives back to the bag while Williamsport Crosscutters first baseman Gabriel Lino awaits a pickoff throw during Friday night's New York-Penn League game at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Jim Riggs
Jordaneli Carvajal singled to begin a three-hit performance and Elvis Escobar followed with another single. Then, Jin-De Jhang blasted his third home run of the year over the right center field fence for a 3-0 lead.
Danny Collins doubled and Edwin Espinal singled followed by a passed ball on a strikeout to Mike Fransoso. Ramon Oviedo replaced Prosinski on the mound at that point.
Jeff Ray led off with a triple and came in to score on a Carvajal sacrifice fly in the second to make it 4-0 in favor of Jamestown.
Williamsport got back into the game with a three-spot in the fourth inning off Jammers' reliever Shane Carle, highlighted by Gabriel Lino's two-run double. Carle came on to replace Chad Kuhl, who allowed just one hit in three innings with three strikeouts and a walk.
The Jammers added single runs from the fourth through the eighth innings.
Carvajal tripled in the singling Mike Fransoso in the fourth and Danny Collins blasted a solo home run to left field to tie Jhang with his third homer of the year in the fifth.
A sacrifice fly by Roy enabled the singling Fransoso to score in the sixth and Elvis Escobar doubled in the seventh inning and came in on Collins' single.
Lance Breedlove got the win in relief with three shutout innings and seven strikeouts. Justin Topa and Kevin Kleis preserved the victory with an inning of scoreless relief.
Carvajal and Collins each had three hits while two each went to Escobar, Espinal and Fransoso for the Jammers, who have outscored the opposition, 34-16, through five games. At home, the Jammers have scored 20 runs and given up nine in only two games.
The Jammers have their final game with Williamsport at 7:05 p.m. today before traveling to State College (4-1) on Sunday to begin a three-game series.