BATAVIA, N.Y. - Jamestown jumped out to an early lead, held off a pair of Batavia rallies and won back-to-back games for the first time this season, defeating the Muckdogs 7-5 Friday at Dwyer Stadium.
Jamestown (3-2) scored three early runs off Batavia starter Ben O'Shea, using a four-hit attack to lead 3-0 after a half-inning. Yeison Hernandez started the run with a one-out double and moved to third on a single by Felix Munoz. Hernandez would soon score on an RBI sacrifice fly by Austin Nola.
The last two runs of the inning scored on a clutch two-out double by Jose Behar.
Batavia (1-4) got one run back in the bottom of the first and added additional runs in the third and fourth innings to make it 3-3. Before the Muckdogs could pull ahead, the Jammers went back on top with a single run in the fifth inning.
Juancito Martinez started the inning with a single and moved all the way to third on a Muckdogs throwing error. Moments later, Martinez scored on an Anthony Gomez sacrifice fly to make it 4-3.
The lead was extended to 6-3 in the sixth thanks to an RBI fielder's choice from Cameron Flynn and another Batavia error that allowed the Jammers' sixth run to score.
Again, the Muckdogs wouldn't go away scoring two runs in the seventh. The first came on an RBI single by Garrett Wittles and the second scored on a wild pitch by Jammers reliever Jheyson Manzueta. Despite Batavia having the tying run on third with nobody out in the inning, Manzueta and Frankie Reed were able to retire the next three batters to keep the score at 6-5 in favor of Jamestown.
The only other run of the evening would be scored by the Jammers on a Munoz RBI single and closer Nick Wittgren pitched the final two innings, allowing only one Batavia hit for his second save.
Munoz was red-hot for the Jammers, finishing the night 3-for-5 with Hernandez and Behar chipping in two hits each. The Jammers finished the evening with 12 hits. Matt Milroy started for Jamestown, but lasted only two innings. Reliever Beau Wright was credited with the win to even his season record at 1-1.
After a 2-1 road trip in Mahoning Valley and Batavia, the Jammers return home Saturday to entertain these same Muckdogs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Jamestown 300 012 001 - 7 12 0
Batavia 101 100 200 - 5 9 3
2b-Yeison Hernandez (J) 2, Jose Behar (J), David Washington (B), Breyvic Valera (B), Jesus Solorzano (J). WP-Beau Wright (1-1). LP-Kyle Barraclough (0-1). Save-Nick Wittgren(2).