NILES, Ohio - Behind excellent relief work from Jackson Lodge, Andy Otamendi and Henry Hirsch, the Jamestown Jammers remained tied with State College for first place in Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League Wednesday night at Eastwood Field.
While the Jammers were winning their fourth in a row at Mahoning Valley, 3-1, host State College won its sixth straight against Williamsport, 9-3.
Lodge, Otamendi and Hirsch pitched 5 innings of scoreless relief and gave up only a hit while fanning nine and walking one.
In relief of Shane Carle, who lasted 3 innings with four hits and a run, Lodge threw 2 innings, allowing no hits, no walks and fanned five. He got the win, his fourth in seven decisions.
Otamendi went two innings and gave up a hit with two strikeouts and walk and Hirsch finished up with a perfect ninth for his first save.
Losing pitcher Luis Gomez (0-1) gave up a run in the third inning with two outs. Candon Myles walked, stole second, went to third when second baseman Paul Hendrix made an error on Adam Frazier's grounder and Harold Ramirez singled him home.
The Jammers made it 2-0 in the fourth as Danny Collins was hit by a Gomez's delivery with one out. Collins stole second and came home on Adam Landecker's single.
With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Robel Garcia slugged a Carle pitch over the right-field fence for a home run to cut the deficit to 2-1. After that, Hendrix singled and Josh McAdams walked that knocked out Carle and Lodge came in and retired Sicnarf Loopstok on an infield out.
The Jammers added their last run in the fifth to up the margin to 3-1.
Frazier drew a leadoff walk and after two were out, he stole second. He scored on shortstop James Roberts' throwing error on a ball hit by Edwin Espinal.
The only hit that the Scrappers had in the last five innings was a single by Loopstok in the seventh.
Hirsch tossed the ninth inning and got his first save by retiring the side in order, including Robel Garcia and Hendrix on swinging strikes.
The Mahoning relief pitchers were almost as good as the Jammers as they allowed just two hits in 4 innings with six strikeouts and two walks.
Landecker had two hits for the Jammers and Hendrix the same for the Scrappers, who have now lost six games in a row.
Jamestown will attempt to sweep Mahoning Valley today at 7:05 p.m. before heading to Williamsport for a game on Friday night.