The Jamestown Jammers came close to ending a lengthy losing streak in the New York-Pennsylvania League on Wednesday, but still were handed their ninth loss in a row at Diethrick Park.
Chase Simpson blasted a two-run home run in the ninth inning off Tri-City reliever Ryan Thompson to bring the Jammers within a run, but the latter rebounded to record his second save and the ValleyCats held on for a 6-5 victory.
The Jammers, whose losing streak stands at nine, began the scoring with two runs in the first inning to give early support to starter Montana DuRapau. Mike Suchy singled, Kevin Krause sacrificed and Kevin Ross had an RBI single. Ross went all the way to third on an error by left fielder Derek Fisher. Ross eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Jamestown shortstop Tyler Fillben awaits the throw while Tri-City’s Bobby Boyd slides in to second with a stolen base during Wednesday night’s New York-Penn League game at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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The ValleyCats got within 2-1 when J.D. Davis beat out an infield single and went to second on third baseman Simpson's error. An error on first baseman Ross scored the run.
Tri-City went ahead for good with four runs during the sixth inning against reliever Jose Regalado (3-2). Regalado was greeted by doubles by Jamie Ritchie and Mott Hyde for a run. Then, an error by Regalado allowed another run to score and A.J. Reed cracked a two-run double off Eric Karch, who relieved Regalado.
Jamestown's Jordan Luplow homered for the third time off Brandon McNitt leading off the sixth to cut the deficit to 5-3.
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Luis Urena got the first two batters in the Tri-City seventh, but then ran into trouble. Hyde and Bobby Boyd singled with Hyde advancing to third where he scored when Urena balked for a 6-3 edge.
Thompson came on in the ninth and gave up a one-out single to Kevin Krause followed by Simpson's home run to right field for his fourth of the season.
Ross kept the rally going with a single, but was doubled off first base on a pop fly by Tyler Filliben to end the game.
The Jammers play Tri-City at 7:05 p.m. today in the second game of the series.