ABERDEEN, Md. - The Jamestown Jammers overcame three defensive errors and got great pitching down the stretch, defeating the Aberdeen Ironbirds 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep and push their current winning streak to a season-high tying five games.
The victory pushes the Jammers' record to 29-18 as the team prepares to visit Fishkill, N.Y. for a three-game set with the Hudson Valley Renegades.
After winning close Wednesday and in blowout fashion Thursday, Jamestown entered Friday's game looking for its first three-game sweep of the 2010 campaign. The effort was helped by an outstanding starting pitcher performance by Holden Sprague.
Sprague went five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked two and ended the game with an ERA of 3.02. The bullpen was even more of impressive as relievers Grant Dayton and Jordan Conley combined to pitcher three and one-third innings, allowing just one hit total. Conley pitched a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save.
The Jammers did most of their damage in the top of the first inning. Daniel Black tripled with one out and scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Noah Perio. Marcell Ozuna and Ryan Fisher then hit back-to-back doubles that allowed the score to go to 2-0.
Aberdeen scored single runs off of Sprague in the third and fourth innings to make tie the game, but Jamestown went ahead for good with the gamewinner in the fifth.
Wilfredo Gimenez started the frame by being hit by a pitch and he moved to second on Harold Brantley's one-out single. With two down, Perio collected a clutch RBI single that plated Gimenez and proved to be the deciding run.
Jamestown opens its series with Hudson Valley at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. The locals return home Tuesday when they open a series with Connecticut (formerly Oneonta) at Diethrick Park.
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Aberdeen 001 100 000 - 2 7 0
2b-Marcell Ozuna (J), Ryan Fisher (J), Wilfredo Gimenez (J), Aaron Senne (J), Adam Gaylord (A). 3b-Daniel Black (J). HR-David Anderson (A). WP-Holden Sprague. LP-Scott Copeland. Save-Jordan Conley.