Excellent pitching by Dovydas Neverauskas paved the way to the Jamestown Jammers winning their third straight game and 20th of the New York-Penn League season on Saturday night at Diethrick Park.
Neverauskas raised his record to 3-2 by giving up only two Aberdeen hits and an unearned run with three strikeouts and no walks in his five innings of work as the Jammers gained a 6-4 decision over the IronBirds.
While Neverauskas was shutting down Aberdeen, the Jammers were taking a 4-0 lead.
The first run off Janser Sererino came in the first inning as JaCoby Jones singled and Jin-De Jhang was hit by a pitch. Harold Ramirez hit into a fielder's choice at second base with Jones scoring from second on the play.
In the third, the Jammers added three runs with singles by Edwin Espinal and Adam Frazier and an error on a sacrifice bunt by Francisco Aponte loading the bases. Ramirez hit a two-run double and now has 26 RBIs for the year. Later, Danny Collins' single delivered his 18th RBI.
The IronBirds got on the scoreboard against Neverauskas in the fifth inning. Hector Veloz singled, took second on left fielder Francisco Aponte's error and scored on third sacker Erich Weiss' throwing error following Federico Castagnini's sacrifice bunt.
Jamestown got that run back in the sixth to make it 5-1. Weiss singled, was sacrificed to second by Edwin Espinal and scored a on two-out single by Aponte.
Aberdeen struck for three runs in the eighth inning to slice the deficit to 5-4 against Shane Carle.
Austin Wynns and Tanner Rust singled and after two outs Mancini hit a two-run double. Connor Bierfeldt followed with an RBI single.
Michael Joseph was brought on to face Jamestown in the eighth and walked Jeff Roy. Dennis Hart took over and gave up another two-out RBI single to Aponte for a 6-4 lead.
Brett McKinney got his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning, striking out the final batter Austin Wynns.
Jamestown had another good game offensively with 12 hits as Frazier, Weiss and Espinal had two each.
The Jammers (20-12) have a 1:05 p.m game against Aberdeen (16-15) today and finish up the homestand with 7:05 p.m. contest versus the IronBirds on Monday.