It took the Jamestown Jammers' bats a while to get going on Sunday, but they came alive in a five-run fifth inning to lead them to a 9-5 New York-Penn League win over the Brooklyn Cyclones at Diethrick Park.
With the win, the Jammers retained their two-game lead in the Pinckney Division over the State College Spikes, who defeated the Vermont Lake Monsters, 3-1.
Jamestown scored the first run of the game in the second inning when Danny Collins led off with an infield single, was sacrificed to second by Erich Weiss and scored on a throwing error when Dave Valesente hit into a fielder's choice.
Isaac Sanchez of the Jamestown Jammers delivers a pitch during Sunday’s New York-Penn League game at Diethrick Park against the Brooklyn Cyclones. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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The Jammers added another run in the third.
Jeff Roy walked with one out, moved to second when Harold Ramirez walked and scored from second on an field single by Weiss.
The Cyclones quickly tied the game in the fourth when Gavin Cecchini led off with a double and L.J. Mazzilli followed with his first home run of the season to left field.
Then Brooklyn took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. The first run scored on a bases-loaded walk, Mazzilli singled home the second and third scored on sacrifice fly by Jared King.
The Cyclones' lead didn't last long as Jamestown answered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Michael Fransoso singled home a run with one out, Adam Frazier walked with the bases loaded to bring home the second run, Roy singled home a pair and the fifth scored when Roy's single skipped by the right fielder for an error.
The Jammers added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh on RBI singles by Roy and Ramirez.
Axel Diaz (3-2) picked up the win for Jamestown.
The entire NY-P League is off today. On Tuesday, the Jammers begins a stretch of seven straight games on the road with the opener of a three-game series at Vermont.