STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Trailing the Jamestown Jammers 5-1 after 5 innings, the State College Spike exploded for 10 runs in their final three at bats for a 11-9 New York-Penn League victory on Friday afternoon.
It was the fifth straight loss for Jamestown, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning.
Kevin Krause and Kevin Ross opened the inning with singles, Mike Fransoso followed with a sacrifice bunt and a throwing error by third baseman Danny Diekroeger allowed Krause score while Ross moved to third and Fransoso to second. After Deybi Garcia lined out, Erik Forgione singled to drive in Ross and Fransoso.
State College got a run back in the third when Andrew Sohn opened the inning with a triple and scored on a groundout by Jhohan Acevedo.
The Jammers increased their lead to 4-1 in the fifth when Jordan Luplow walked against Spikes' reliever Kyle Grana and scored on a two-out single by Ross.
Jamestown scored another run in the sixth inning against State College reliever Nick Lomascolo.
Erik Lunde singled with one out, stole second base, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Carl Anderson for a 5-1 lead.
Benefitting from the lead was Jammers' starting pitcher Frank Duncan, who went five innings and allowed four hits with no walks and no strikeouts.
Nate Baker took over the pitching in the sixth and the Spikes scored three runs to cut the lead to 5-4.
Danny Diekroeger led off with a walk and Nick Thompson and Alex De Leon followed with singles to load the bases. With one out, Jake Stone singleD to drive in one run and Nick Neuman came on to pitch.
Neuman got a strikeout, but then gave up a two-out single to Sohn.
Then the Spikes broke things totally open with six runs in the seventh inning
Darren Seferina and Diekroeger opened with singles and scored on a double by Nick Thompson. Thompson moved to third on a single by De Leon and Rowan Wick walked to load the bases. The bases were cleared with Stone followed with a grand slam home run to give State College a 10-5 lead.
The Jammers came back with four runs in the top of the eight to pull within one, 10-9, on a one-run double by Anderson and a three-run double by Krause.
The Spikes picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Darren Seferina led off with a triple and scored on a single by Nick Thompson.
Neuman took the loss for Jamestown and the winning pitcher was Nick Lomascolo while Josh Lucas got the save.
The teams continue their three-game series tonight at 7:05.