By Jay Young
The Jamestown Jammers have been on a steady rise in the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League over the past several weeks, and are in the midst of a short break for the All-Star Game, which will be played tonight.
Three Jammers - outfielder Carl Anderson, infielder Kevin Ross and reliever Sam Street - will be at MCU Park in Brooklyn to represent the South Team before heading back to Jamestown for a Wednesday night meeting with Batavia at 7:05 p.m.
The Muckdogs (29-43) are currently one game back of the second-place Jammers (29-32) in the division while State College sits on top with a record of 38-25.
Ross is currently batting .265 with 43 hits in 44 games, and has cracked 11 doubles and one home run while collecting 24 RBIs.
Picked in the eighth round in 2012, the Chicago native has successfully made the switch from shortstop to first base this year in his rookie season in the New-York Penn League after spending two years with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.
Anderson has also been a key figure on offense for Jamestown, batting .250 in 51 games, with a team-high 52 hits, including seven doubles and three triples, and he's driven in 13 runs and stolen 14 bases.
Street, meanwhile, has helped the Jammers' through some tough spots during his 20 innings pitched, leading the way with five saves. Picked in the 16th round of this year's draft, Street hails from Melbourne, Australia and has a 1.35 ERA with 14 strikeouts.
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Ross, Street and Anderson are not the only Jammers to make a splash in the statistics this season. As of today, left-fielder Jordan Luplow leads the Jammers with a .266 average, just one percentage point ahead of Ross.
Jamestown catcher Taylor Gushue has also had a solid year at the plate, cracking the league top-10 in slugging percentage with a .450. Gushue also leads the Jammers in doubles with 13. Derek Campbell of Williamsport leads the league with 19, and is fourth overall with 26 walks.
Right-fielder Michael Suchy of Jamestown has five triples at the break, which is tied for most in the league with six other players. Tyler Eppler is sixth in the league among starting pitchers with a 2.70 ERA and fourth with 1.02 walks plus hits/innings pitched.