STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Jamestown Jammers posted their third win in their last four games Wednesday night after outlasting State College, 8-7 in 12 innings, in a nearly four-hour NY-P?League marathon.
Jamestown built a 7-2 lead only to see State College chip away to tie the game at 7-7.
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But the Jammers scored a run in the 12th to sweep the Blades in the two-game series.
The Jammers, who hadn't scored since the fourth inning, got the winning run in the 12th on Jordan Luplow's sacrifice fly that plated Eric Forgione.
Forgione was hit by a pitch by pitcher Josh Lucas (0-1) with one out Carl Anderson followed with a double that send Forgione to third base.
Andy Otamendi set the side down in order in the bottom of the 12th, including the last two via strikeouts to gain his first win.
Otamendi and Oderman did quite a job over the final four innings they allowed just a hit and a walk after State College had scored in four consecutive innings from the fifth through the eighth inning to deadlock the score at 7-7.
The Jammers never trailed in the game as they scored twice in the first inning and once in the second inning for a 3-0 lead.
Anderson, who came in with the league's sixth best average at .340, beat out an infield out to lead off the game, which was delayed 39 minutes by rain. Luplow laid down a sacrifice bunt that pitcher Dewin Perez threw away for an error and Anderson scored with Luplow taking second.
Taylor Gushue had an RBI double for a 2-0 lead and got his second RBI double in the second to score Anderson, who had walked and swiped second base.
State College cut the deficit to 3-2 with two runs in the second as Alex DeLeon singled and Roman Wick unloaded his eighth home run over the center field fence. Wick came in as the league's top hitter with a .368 average.
The Jammers gave starting pitcher Tyler Eppler a cushion with a four-run fourth for a 7-2 lead. Once again, Anderson was in the thick of it when, after being hit by a pitch, he stole second for his second theft of the game and went to third on a fly to right field by Luplow. Jeff Barkley intentionally walked Gushue and Mike Suchy followed with an RBI single and Kevin Krause belted a three-run home run to left field. The blast was Krause's third of the year, all coming within the last week.
Eppler worked five innings for the Jammers, allowing four hits, three runs with two earned, walking two and striking out one. He left with a four-run lead, but middle relievers Andres Mendoza and Eric Karch failed to hold it.
Jhohan Acevedo had an RBI double in the fifth inning to slice the margin to 7-3. Another Wick home run to right field, his ninth of the season, with the Alex DeLeon aboard made it 7-5 in the sixth. An RBI single by Danny Diekroeger in the seventh made it 7-6 and an error scored the tying run in the eighth.
Also in the eighth, Luplow cut down the go-ahead run at the plate by making an outstanding throw from left field to complete a double play, one of the three recorded by the Jammers.
Both teams had 11 hits and the Jammers had numerous chances to score, but stranded 14 runners on base. State College left only six on base.
The Jammers head to Mahoning Valley to start a four-game series with the Scrappers today at 7:05 p.m.