BATAVIA - The Jamestown Jammers (16-24) and the Batavia Muckdogs (19-21) both accomplished an end to losing streaks by splitting a twin bill in the New York-Pennsylvania League on Thursday night at Dwyer Stadium.
The opening game saw the Jammers, behind Alex McRae, defeat Batavia, 3-1, to snap a five-game losing streak and give the Muckdogs another defeat.
In the nightcap, the Muckdogs snapped a seven-game losing skid in a big way as they blanked the Jammers, 10-0.
Jamestown gave starter Alex McRae a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the opener and he was able to hold it, along with help from Sam Street, for his first victory in three decisions this season.
The second inning began with Mike Suchy reaching base on an error, stealing second and advancing to third on Kevin Krause's single.
Krause stole second as David Andriese was fanned by losing pitcher Gabriel Castellanos (1-3). Kevin Ross' infield out drove in his 21st run of the season and the other run crossed on a single by Erik Forgione.
The Jammers scored another run in the fourth inning as Andriese singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and tallied on Erik Lunde's infield out.
McRae went the first five innings and allowed just two hits with no walks and six strikeouts. K.J. Woods and Christopher Hoo had the hits in the second inning.
Sam Street relieved McRae in the sixth and gave up a run when Carlos Duran singled, Woods doubled and Wildert Pujols had a RBI single, but was cut down at second base to end the inning on a throw by left fielder Carl Anderson.
In the seventh, Street got into more trouble by hitting leadoff batter Christopher Hoo with a pitch while leading off and, with two outs, Aaron Blanton singled. However, Street bore down and got his third save by fanning Lopez.
In the nightcap, the Jammers had only two hits off the pitching of Jacob Smigelski (2-0) and Josh Hodges and it appeared they might be no-hit, but Suchy ended that with a leadoff single in the fifth off Smigelski. That was the first batter to reach base for Jamestown.
The other hit for the Jammers was by Elvis Escobar with a one-out triple off Hodges in the sixth. Hodges proceeded to fan Jordan Luplow and retire Taylor Gushue on an infield out.
After stranding two batters in the first inning, Batavia hit Jose Regalado (5-3) with five runs in the second to put the game away early.
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Iramis Olivencia, Rodrigo Vigil and Hiram Martinez singled to load the bases and all were brought in by Ryan Aper's double.
Aper scored on a double by Wildert Pujols but he was out trying for a triple by a throw from center fielder Escobar. The barrage continued as Victor Castro homered over the center field fence for a 5-0 lead. Overall in that inning, the Muckdogs had seven hits.
The third inning wasn't much better as the Muckdogs scored four times for a 9-0 spread against reliever Andres Mendoza.
Rodrigo Vigil singled, scored on Martinez's double while Aper doubled for the seventh run. An infield out by Pujols and a wild pitch accounted for the last two runs.
Mendoza didn't last the inning and was ejected by plate umpire J.C. Velez.
Batavia added a final run in the fifth against Eric Dorsch as Blanton tripled and scored on an throwing error by shortstop Erik Forgione.
Hodges struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the shutout.
Jamestown has another game at Batavia at 7:05 today before coming home to meet the same team on Saturday.