Just like a rock radio station in the 1960s, the Jamestown Jammers can use the slogan - ''The hits just keep on coming.''
And the runs, too.
After scoring 29 runs on 36 hits in a the completion of a suspended game and a regularly-scheduled game at Auburn on Saturday, the Jammers pounded out 17 hits for 10 runs on Sunday afternoon in a 10-3 New York-Penn League victory over the Batavia Muckdogs at Diethrick Park.
Adam Frazier of the Jamestown Jammers dives back to the bag while Batavia Muckdogs’ first baseman Felix Munoz awaits a pickoff throw during Sunday’s New York-Penn League game at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Jim Riggs
Jamestown manager Dave Turgeon, left, points out some Diethrick Park ground rules for base umpire John Mang, center, home plate umpire David Arrieta, back to camera, and Batavia manager Angel Espada, right. Espada is very familiar with the ground rules at Diethrick Park because he was the Jammers’ manager last season. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Jim Riggs
An eight-run fifth inning was the key ot the Jamestown win.
Batavia scored the first runs of the game in the first inning and it happened after Jamestown starting pitcher Jackson Lodge had retired the first two batters.
Austin Dean singled, went to third on a double by Felix Munoz and they both scored on a single by Avery Romero, who was out trying to stretch the hit into a double.
Jamestown got a run back in the second when Beau Wallace reached base on an error, took second on a wild pitch, went to third on a groundout by Dave Valesente and scored on a single by Jeff Roy.
Then came the huge fifth inning for Jamestown and seven of their eight runs came against Batavia reliever James Wooster, who was an outfielder for the Jammer last season.
Wooster was greeted with back-to-back bunt singles by Roy and Adam Frazier and on the latter Roy went to third and Frazier to second when no one covered second base. JaCoby Jones followed with an RBI single. With Harold Ramirez at the plate, Wooster committed a balk that allowed Jones to score for a 4-2 lead.
Ramirez eventually grounded out, but Dan Collins followed with an RBI single. Elvis Escobar walked and Edwin Espinal singled to load the bases and Wallace hit a double to bring home two more runs for an 6-1 lead.
Wooster was replaced by C.J. Robinson and Valesente reached base on a two-base throwing error and two more runs scored. Frazer followed with a sacrifice to bring home the eighth and final run of the inning.
The Jammers sent 12 met to the plate and score the eight runs on seven hits.
Jamestown added another run in the sixth when Ramirez was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a double by Collins and scored on a single by Espinal.
Batavia scored a run in the eighth against Jammers' reliever Brett McKinney. Coco Johnson led off with an infield single, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Justin Bohn.
Today the teams meet again in Batavia beginning at 5 p.m. for the completion of game on June 27 that was suspended for rain in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and Batavia leading, 4-0. Following the completion of that game, a seven-inning game will be played.
Then the teams will be back at Diethrick Park on Tuesday for a 7:05 p.m. game.