WAPPINGERS FALLS - The Jamestown Jammers struck early and often in their first meeting with the Hudson Valley Renegades in the New York-Pennsylvania League on Wednesday night.
Jamestown scored three times in the second inning and three more in the third inning en route to an 8-4 victory at Dutchess Stadium before a crowd of 4,227.
The win was the seventh win in the last nine decisions for the Jammers, whose record is 15-8 overall.
Ben Griset (0-2) retired the first two batters on strikes in the second inning before the Jammers got going.
Francisco Aponte beat out a bunt single, stole second and came home on Andrew Dennis' first hit of the season. Jeff Roy laid down a bunt single that third baseman Tyler Young threw away with Dennis taking third and Roy second.
Mike Fransoso walked to fill the bases and Adam Frazier followed with a two-run single to right field.
The Jammers scored three more runs in the third inning. Danny Collins doubled but was thrown out at third on a fielder's choice by Edwin Espinal. Aponte singled to move Espinal to second and Dennis came through with an RBI single.
Roy singled to center field to bring in Espinal and Dennis to make it 6-0.
Hudson Valley (13-11) got two runs back in the bottom of the third inning when Jonathan Quinonez hit a two-run home run to left field for his first of the season.
There was no more scoring until the seventh when the Jammers collected two more runs. Frazier walked and Jones blasted an inside-the-park home run for his first professional homer for an 8-2 lead.
The Renegades tallied twice in the ninth off Brett McKinney as Johnny Field doubled and Oscar Hernandez delivered a two-run homer to left field for his third of the season.
John Alexander walked, but McKinney got a double-play grounder from Granden Goetzman and retired James Harris on strikes to end the threat.
Dickson and Cesar Lopez allowed only three hits over the first seven innings for the Jammers. Lopez, who got the win to lift his record to 2-1, pitched a perfect three innings from the fifth through the seventh with four strikeouts.
Jamestown had a total of 11 hits with the bottom part of the order producing six from Aponte, Dennis and Roy and four RBIs. Frazier and Jones also had two hits in the win.
The teams will meet again today at 7:05 p.m.