BATAVIA, N.Y. - Jamestown won its third consecutive series Tuesday, riding the strong pitching of Jose Urena to a 5-1 victory over the Batavia Muckdogs.
Urena won for the first time this season, pitching five innings and allowing just two hits while striking out a pair as the Jammers improved to 8-4 on the young season.
Along the way, Jamestown's offense did just enough to power the visitors to a victory as they prepare to return home for a three-game set with these same Muckdogs Wednesday through Friday at Diethrick Park.
The Jammers' big inning Tuesday came in the fourth frame as they used Batavia mistakes to build a 4-0 advantage. Austin Barnes reached on an error and advanced to second on a passed ball. Ryan McIntyre then singled to move Barnes to third.
Pedro Mendoza's single scored Barnes and made it 1-0 before Brent Keys singled and Alfredo Lopez walked to keep the inning alive with two outs. Jamestown then used sloppy pitcher to catcher exchanges to plate three runs. Mendoza scored on a wild pitch, Keys scored on a passed ball and Lopez scored on another wild pitch to make it 4-0 through an inning and a half.
The Jammers added an insurance run in the eighth to go up 5-0. Jobduan Morales started the frame with a walk and moved all the way to third on an error. Morales would soon score on a sacrifice fly by McIntyre.
Batavia got an RBI groundout by Yunier Castillo in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough to bring the Muckdogs back.
Jamestown finished with seven hits in the victory. Keys had three of them with Terrence Dayleg, Barnes, McIntyre and Mendoza adding one each. Jamestown's bullpen pitched four innings, allowing just one run and three hits along the way.
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2b-Virgil Hill (B), Roberto Reyes (B). WP-Jose Urena. LP-Patrick Daugherty