STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Over 7,100 fans showed up for Monday's 11 a.m. start between the Jamestown Jammers and the Staten Island Yankees.
Someone forgot to wake up the Jammers' offense.
The New York-Penn League leading Yankees limited the Jammers to just four hits in the rubber game of a three-game set, defeating the Jammers 5-0 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
The series started with such promise for Jamestown Saturday as the Jammers embarrssed the NYPL's top team, 15-1. Staten Island (32-11) rebounded for an 11-5 victory on Sunday before blanking the Jammers on Monday. Jamestown (24-20) returns home Tuesday to start a three-game series with the Tri-City Valley Cats.
Jamestown will be looking to build some momentum in the series after dropping three of their last four games and falling to fourth in the Pinckney Division - a game and a half behind the division leading Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
On Monday, the Yankees got all the offense they would need in the first and second innings, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Ben Gamel had an RBI groundout in the bottom of the first and Robert Rinard added a two-run single in the bottom of the second.
Staten Island would make it 4-0 in the seventh thanks to an RBI single by Gamel and 5-0 in the eighth on an RBI double by Reymond Nunez.
Staten Island starter William Oliver combined with relievers Matthew Tracy and Branden Pinder to limit Jamestown's bats to just four hits in the game. Pedro Mendoza had two hits and Kentrell DeWitt and Marquise Cooper also singled.
Daniel Oliver suffered his first loss of the season, allowing three runs on five hits in four innings of service.
Jamestown 000 000 000 - 0 4 2
Staten Island 120 000 11x - 5 12 0
2b-Angelo Gumbs (S), Pedro Mendoza (J), Ben Gamel (S), Reymond Nunez (S). WP-William Oliver. LP-Daniel Oliver.