JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Jamestown was one out away from a 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 New York-Penn League Championship Series against Batavia.
Then - it happened.
Batavia's Jermaine Curtis hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth off of Jammers closer Jared Yecker to push the Muckdogs past the Jammers, 4-3, Friday at Diethrick Park.
Jamestown will look to extend the series to a third and deciding game when it visits Batavia at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Jamestown is playing in its first finals appearance since the 1991 season when the club was known as the Jamestown Expos.
The Batavia comeback ruined a nice Jamestown comeback as the Jammers erased a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the eighth with a three-run inning.
In the eighth, Paul Gran and Kevin Mattison singled with one out before Ben Lasater cranked a three-run shot to left to make it 3-2 Jamestown.
The lead would not hold up as Yecker blew his first save of the season at a most inopportune time for Jamestown.
The Jammers got a runner to second in the bottom of the ninth inning, but were unable to plate the tying run.
The Muckdogs can wrap up the NYPL title with a win at home on Saturday.
If Jamestown can pull out the victory, the deciding game will be played Sunday night in Batavia.