JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Rain on Wednesday made for a long day of baseball Thursday at Diethrick Park as the Jamestown Jammers and Mahoning Valley Scrappers completed Wednesday's suspended nine-inning game before competing in Thursday's regularly scheduled seven inning contest.
Jamestown (22-16) watched a ninth-inning comeback fall short during a 4-2 loss in the completion of the suspended game, but bounced back nicely in the nightcap for a 3-0 victory.
On Wednesday, the visiting Scrappers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Daniel DeGeorge scored on a groundout by Kevin Fontanez. That advantage held up until the fourth inning when heavy rain invaded the stadium and forced the suspension of the contest until 6:05 p.m. Thursday.
On Thursday, the Scrappers would extend the lead with what would prove to be a huge three-run seventh inning. Fontanez again had the inning's biggest hit as the Scrappers' star belted a two-run homer that made it 4-0 Mahoning Valley.
Jamestown battled back in the ninth when Aaron Senne and Noah Perio drew back-to-back one-out walks. James Wooster then delivered an infield single that loaded the bases and Aury Diaz drove home two runs moments later to make it 4-2. Still with one out, the Jammers were able to bring the potential winning run to the dish.
However, Mahoning Valley was able to record outs during the next two at-bats to end the game and secure the win for the Scrappers.
The nightcap was much kinder to the Jammers.
With the game shortened to seven innings because of the two-game day, Jamestown got a two-hit shutout by pitchers Saul Gonzalez, Michael Brady and Jordan Conley and the Jammers earned a 3-0 win.
Jamestown got the offensive ball rolling early as the hosts jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning. Harold Brantley led off the frame with a double and he eventually scored when Ryan Fisher smacked a two-out triple.
The Jammers would triple the lead in the second inning, making it 3-0 after a pair of timely hits. Wooster's double scored one run and Brantley added an RBI groundout before the Scrappers recorded the third out.
That would be all the offense Jamestown would get on this night - but it would be enough.
The winning pitcher Gonzalez went five innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four. Brady pitched a perfect sixth and Conley a perfect seventh to earn the save.
The Jammers complete the set with Mahoning Valley at 7:05 p.m. Friday with a contest at Diethrick Park.
Mahoning Valley 001 000 300 - 4 7 1
Jamestown 000 000 002 - 2 6 1
3b-Daniel Black (J). HR-Kevin Fontanez (M). WP-Casey Gaynor. LP-Adam Veres.
Mahoning Valley 000 000 0 - 0 2 0
Jamestown 120 000 x - 3 8 0
2b-Harold Brantley (J), James Wooster (J), Daniel DeGeorge (M), Wilfredo Gimenez (J). 3b-Ryan Fisher (J). WP-Saul Gonzalez. LP-Jordan Cooper. Save-Jordan Conley.