A fourth-inning uprising was just enough to put the Jamestown Jammers (6-4) over the top and snap a two-game losing streak in the Pinckney Division of New York-Pennsylvania League on Friday night.
The Jammers scored four runs in the fourth inning to give them a 5-2 lead, added one more in the seventh and hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Auburn Doubledays in the first meeting of the season at Diethrick Park.
Brett McKinney was the stopper for the Jammers as he put out the fire in the ninth by striking out Dave Masters and retiring Bryan Lippincott on a fly ball to left fielder Jeff Roy to end the threat. McKinney was brought in relief of Kevin Kleis after two runs had scored and the tying run was on second.
A passed ball by Jin-De Jhang allowed Greg Zebrack, who was hit by a Kleis pitch, to score the fifth run and Issac Ballou, who doubled in two runs, to advance to third.
Jamestown, trailing by a 2-1 count, but hit the four-spot in the fourth to take the lead for good at 5-2.
Francisco Apointe started it off with a single followed by Jesus Vasquez's single. After an infield out by Jeff Roy brought in a run, Harold Ramirez hit an RBI triple for the go-ahead run. Ramirez then proceeded to steal home for the third run and Danny Collins' double delivered the fourth run.
Jhang singled in the doubling Mike Fransoso in the sixth for the Jammers. Fransoso had quite a game as he walked three times, scored three runs and had two doubles.
Auburn recorded a run in the first on James Yezzo's single and that was matched by the Jammers in their half of the inning when Jhang singled in Fransoso.
The Doubledays took the lead at 2-1 in the second when Cody Gunter hit a long solo home run over the right field fence for his first homer of the season. That homer came off Colten Brewer
Auburn left 16 runners on base and was 2-for-17 with runners in the scoring position. The Jammers also committed four errors, two passed balls and walked nine.
Jamestown and Auburn square off again tonight at 7:05.