JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Jammers answered a six-run eighth inning by the Tri-City Thunder with a six-run eighth of their own on Tuesday in a 12-9 New York Penn League win on buck night at Diethrick Park.
Leading 6-1 after six innings and 6-3 after seven, Tri-City (17-27 and in last place in the Stedler Division) put up a six spot in the top of the eighth for a 9-6 lead. The first five batters of the inning reached and two errors greeted reliever Jheyson Manzueta, who retired just one batter and allowed six runs - five earned.
Charles Wier relieved Manzueta and allowed a single to score a run and a double steal for another run before retiring two straight with the Jammers' now down by three. Both runs were charged to Manzueta.
The bottom half was even crazier asa single and a two-run homer by Marques Cooper greeted Tri-City reliever Mitchell Lambso.
Then singless by Ryan Goetz and Austin Barnes chased Lambso after four batters. Josh Adams' one-out, two-run double off new pitcher Ryan Cole gave Jamestown a 10-9 lead, and the Jammers' tacked on two more.
Kentrell Dewitt had three hits for Jamestown, which trails Auburn and Mahoning Valley in the Pinckney Division by just one game. Five more Jammers had hits and every single Jammer had at least one hit in the 16-hit attack.
Jamestown hosts Tri-City at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.