The Jamestown Jammers must be glad to see the Staten Island Yankees leave town.
For the third game in a row, the Jammers had a hard-fought New York-Pennsylvania League battle with the Yankees (18-25) Thursday night, but were still able to come up with a 2-1 victory and win two of the three games in the series.
The Jammers got excellent pitching from starter Cody Dickson and reliever Shane Carle as they combined for a five-hitter before 2,210 fans at Diethrick Park.
Dickson went five innings to gain his second win and Carle the final four innings for his first save. They chalked up eight strikeouts and allowed only one walk.
The Jammers, who lead the league in runs and batting average, were able to score only seven runs against the Yankees in the series, but it was enough to provide them with two victories.
Jamestown, which got blanked for the first time at home on Wednesday night, immediately got on the scoreboard in the first inning against losing pitcher Sam Agnew-Wieland (0-3).
Harold Ramirez walked with one out, stole his 16th base and scored on Adam Frazier's double for a 1-0 lead.
The margin grew to 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth when Frazier and Erich Weiss singled and Dan Collins banged into a double play with Frazier scoring against Staten Island hurler Andrew Benak.
Carle replaced Dickson in the sixth and was greeted by Eric Jagielo, the first round draft choice of the New York Yankees out of Notre Dame, with a double.
But Carle bore down and retired Yeicok Calderon, who hit two home runs on Wednesday, on a popup and fanned Jose Rosario and Bubba Jones.
Carle ran into problems in the seventh when Isaias Tejeda beat out an infield single and on the play went to second on a throwing error by third baseman Weiss.
The next two batters were retired with Tejeda reaching third and he scored an unearned run on another Weiss error.
Carle set down the final seven batters of the game as the Jammers made it eight victories in the last 10 outings.
Frazier led Jamestown with three hits and raised his average to an impressive .369. Weiss added two hits and his average stands at .385.
Jamestown (28-15) remained four games ahead of State College (24-19 in the Pinckney Division.
Brooklyn plays the Jammers over the weekend at Diethrick Park, starting at 7:05 p.m. today followed by another 7:05 p.m. game Saturday and a 1:05 p.m. clash on Sunday to complete the homestand.