AUBURN - For the second time in less than a week, the Jamestown Jammers (26-14) pulled out a victory in the ninth inning with a dramatic seven-run uprising against Auburn (13-28) in the New York-Penn League on Monday night at Falcon Park.
It was last Wednesday at Batavia when the Jammers rallied with a seven-run ninth inning for a 9-7 Pinckney Division win. This time the Jammers trailed Auburn by a 4-1 score going into the ninth and scored seven times for an 8-4 victory.
The Jammers began their comeback against L.J. Hollins when he hit Jimmy Rider with a pitch. Then Dave Valesente was safe on an error by second baseman Matt Foat and after Jeff Roy fanned it was Mike Fransoso singling in a run to cut the deficit to 4-2.
Harold Ramirez also singled to fill the bases and Erich Weiss' infield out scored the third run to make it 4-3. Danny Collins singled to tie the game at 4-4 followed by another RBI single by Elvis Escobar to put the Jammers ahead for the first time, 5-4.
Edwin Espinal kept it going with an RBI single and Casey Selsor was brought on to pitch and gave up a two-run single to Rider.
The Jammers, who trailed 4-0, didn't score their first run until the eighth inning when Weiss doubled and Escobar singled him home.
Jamestown had numerous chances to score as it left 11 men on base and had a total of 15 hits, including three more by Weiss and his batting average stands at .393 for the season.
Auburn broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning by scoring twice on four straight singles after two were out. James Yezzo, Jean Carlos Valdez, Brenton Allen and David Masters singled with Allen and Masters bringing in runs.
Jamestown's Oderman Rocha made his debut in the sixth inning in relief of Jackson Lodge and ran into immediate trouble. Rocha walked the first two players he faced and Brendon Allen singled in a run and another crossed on an error by left fielder Roy.
Jake Johansen pitched the first five innings for Auburn and saw his earned run average drop to 0.99. He fanned five and walked just one.
Roberto Espinosa hurled a scoreless ninth for the Jammers and lowered his earned run average to 0.79.
The Jammers open a three-game series with Staten Island tonight at 7:05 at Diethrick Park.