AUBURN - The Jamestown Jammers put up a good fight on Monday night on the road against the Auburn Doubledays, but dropped a 5-4 decision courtesy of a sacrifice fly by Jose Marmolejos-Diaz in the bottom of the ninth of their first contest.
The second game of the twin bill ended with similar results, as Auburn picked up a 2-1 win in the bottom of the seventh thanks to an error in the field.
With the pair of wins Auburn is now even with Jamestown in the Pinckney Division, and both teams carry a 31-37 record into the final stretch of the New York-Penn League season.
Jamestown carried a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning of the first game, but gave up a run in the bottom half before Auburn was able to seal the deal in the ninth.
Frank Duncan had a solid night for the Jammers, getting the start and fanning three Doubledays in six innings while giving up seven hits.
Chase McDowell got the start for Auburn and dueled his way through four frames with three strikeouts and four hits.
Chase Simpson started the second inning with a single for Jamestown before scoring on a fielder's choice to make it 1-0.
In the Auburn second inning, Diomedes Eusebio cracked his seventh double of the year. Jeff Gardner then scored after a balk by Duncan, who proceeded to hit Cody Gunter. Clay Williamson smacked an RBI single to score Eusebio before Duncan could retire the side.
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The rest of the Jammers offense would come from three runs in the sixth off reliever Robert Orlan. Michael Suchy drilled an inside-the-park home run to that scored Jordan Luplow and gave the Jammers a 3-2 lead and Simpson followed with a solo shot to make it 4-2.
In the home half of the sixth, Cody Gunter cracked an RBI double to pull Auburn within one before Duncan got Clay Williamson to ground out for the final out of the inning.
Jamestown's Luis Urena entered the game in relief in the seventh, but quickly ran into trouble as Osvaldo Abreu scored on a fielder's choice to tie the game, 4-4. Marmolejos-Diaz ended the game with his walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
Both Jamestown and Auburn stranded seven runners on base, while Jamestown had a pair of double plays and three costly errors.
The second game was tied at 1-1 after both teams scored runs in the fifth.
Jordan Luplow hit a sacrifice fly to score Erik Forgione, while the Doubledays picked up the tying run courtesy of a passed ball.
An error by Forgione ended the second contest, scoring Austin Davidson with the winning run.
Sam Street took the loss on the mound for Jamestown after pitching 2 innings in relief of Nick Neumann. Luis Reyes got the start for Auburn before giving way to Tyler Mapes, who picked up the win and is now 1-1 on the year.
The teams square off again tonight at 7:05 p.m.