STATE COLLEGE - It wasn't easy, but the Jamestown Jammers won their first road game in four attempts this season on Tuesday night.
The Jammers (4-8) scored a run in the top of the ninth inning and then held on in the bottom of the inning for a 3-2 verdict over State College (8-4) in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League.
Chase Simpson got the ninth inning started for the Jammers against reliever Tyler Bray by tripling to right field. Dave Andriese brought him home with a sacrifice fly to give the Jammers the lead for good at 3-2.
Montana DuPapau retired the first two batters in the home ninth and then ran into trouble. Jhohan Acevedo walked followed by Danny Diekroeger singling Acevedo to third base. DuPapau bore down and fanned Nick Thompson for his first save to give the Jammers their first one-run victory this season.
The Jammers had taken a 1-0 lead in the third against Will Anderson when Mike Fransoso singled to third and went to second on a throwing error by Ronnierd Garcia. Fransoso was sent home on a RBI double by Jordan Luplow, for his second of three hits.
Jamestown starting pitcher Marek Minarik was given a 2-0 edge in the fourth as Simpson walked and Francisco Apointe had an RBI triple.
Minarik pitched five scoreless innings for the Jammers, allowing four hits with three walks and a strikeouts.
Nick Neuman relieved Minarik to start the sixth and State College tied the game up at 2-2 as Alex DeLeon reached on an error by shortstop Erik Forgione followed by a double by Rowan Wick. Garcia made up for his error with a two-run single, but was cut down trying for a double by left fielder Luplow.
Neuman settled down by getting the next two batters and held the Spikes scoreless in the seventh and eighth to pick up the win
The Jammers conclude the two-game series with State College at 7:05 tonight before heading to Mahoning Valley for a four-game series Thursday through Sunday.