Since the late stages of June, the Jamestown Jammers have had sole possession of first place in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League.
That ended Saturday night.
State College came to town and won two games with the last being a 5-3 win on Saturday to tie the clubs at 33-23 for first place in the division.
The Jammers trailed all the way and put up a gallant fight in the ninth inning, but fell short.
Entering the last of the ninth inning, Batavia led by a 5-1 margin and had Jeff Rauh on the mound briefly.
Jammers' newcomer Adam Landecker pinch hit for Danny Collins and singled off Rauh. Erich Weiss walked and Edwin Espinal singled to load the bases and Rauh's tenure was over for Andrew Pierce.
Pierce got Elvis Escobar to hit into a forceout at second as Landecker scored the second run. Justin Maffei singled in Weiss to slice the deficit to 5-3.
Adam Frazier, who had three hits, bounced out to second with the runners advancing to second and third. However, Mike Fransoso lined out to shortstop Cesar Valera who turned it into a game-ending double play, giving Pierce his second save.
The Jammers found themselves in an immediate hole as State College scored two runs in the first inning off losing pitcher Isaac Sanchez (1-1) on an RBI single by Brett Wiley and a balk by Sanchez.
Batavia raised the lead to 3-0 in the fourth as Alex DeLeon's single knocked in the doubling Carson Kelly.
Nick Petree pitched the first six innings and gave up six hits in going to 2-1. His earned-run average is 1.05.
Finally in the fifth after 13 innings going scoreless, Jamestown broke through when Espinal, Maffei and Frazier singled with Frazier driving home the run with two outs. Petree got out of the jam with runners on second and third by getting Fransoso on an infield out.
The last two runs for State College were home run blasts by Matthew Young in the seventh off reliever Jackson Lodge and by Alex DeLeon in the ninth off Kevin Kleis.
Espinal joined Frazier with three hits as the Jammers had 11 hits overall. Only one was for extra-bases, a double by Escobar.
Jamestown tries to rebound from losing its last three games when Auburn comes to Diethrick Park for a 4:05 p.m. game today and at 7:05 p.m. on Monday.