Tyler Eppler tossed six shutout innings and the Jamestown Jammers downed State College, 5-2, in the series finale at Diethrick Park on Sunday.
Eppler, a sixth-round draft pick this year, surrendered just three hits and one run, walked one and struck out four in earning his second win of the season, while lowering his earned run average to 2.59.
Miguel Rosario hurled two scoreless innings and Eric Karch gave up a run and worked out of a sticky situation in the ninth.
The Jammers improved to 31-35, six games behind the Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York-Pennsylvania League Wild Card standings.
Jamestown jumped on State College starter Fernando Baez in the bottom of the fourth inning. Left fielder Carl Anderson began the rally with a single to right-center field, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a base hit by designated hitter Jordan Luplow. With two outs, third basemen Chase Simpson drilled an RBI double to right field, improving Jamestown's lead to 2-0.
Jamestown added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning courtesy of Anderson's RBI double. The Jammers completed their scoring with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by a sacrifice fly from center fielder Elvis Escobar.
Anderson, Luplow, Simpson and shortstop Tyler Filliben all had two hits to lead the Jammers' nine hit attack.
Luis Cruz and Collin Radack both had two hits for State College.
The Jammers will now embark on a grueling, seven-game road trip, which will begin with a doubleheader today at Auburn. The twin bill is a makeup for the postponed game Aug. 13.
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After Auburn, the road trip will also include stops in Mahoning Valley (Wednesday-Thursday), and Williamsport (Friday-Saturday). The Jammers will return to Diethrick Park for the final two games of the season on Sunday and Monday against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.