By ALLEN SEYBERT
AUBURN, N.Y. - Jamestown saw its losing streak extended to four games after an 8-3 loss to the Auburn Doubledays Tuesday Falcon Park.
The Jammers (3-6) will try to avoid a three-game sweep Wednesday when they again visit the Doubledays. Jamestown will then travel to Batavia on Thursday before returning home to entertain the Muckdogs Friday at Diethrick Park.
Things went sour for the Jammers from the opening inning Tuesday with the Doubledays jumping out to a quick 4-0 advantage on Jamestown starter Ryan Newell. Estarlin Martinez started the scoring run with an RBI groundout and, later, Tony Renda chipped in a two-run double and Jordan Poole an RBI single.
The Jammers cut the deficit in half during the next half inning, using a two-run single by Cameron Flynn to make it 4-2. Matt Juengel and Jesus Solorzano scored on Flynn's hit.
Jamestown was able to keep Auburn from adding additional damage until the seventh and eight innings. Unfortunately for the Jammers, their offense was also unable to muster any additional runs and Auburn led 4-2 as the game entered the bottom of the seventh.
A bases loaded three-run double by Khayyan Norfork made it 7-1 after seven innings and an RBI groundout by Stephen Perez in the eighth made it 8-1 Auburn with one inning to play.
In their last at-bat, the Jammers got a solo homer from Felix Munoz, but that would be the last hit of the evening.
Jamestown finished with seven hits, including two each from Austin Nola and Flynn. Yeison Hernandez, Munoz and Juancito Martinez had one hit each. Newell suffered the loss from Jamestown, allowing four runs on three hits in three innings. He struck out three and walked two. All told, Jammers pitching allowed seven free passes against the Doubledays.
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2b-Tony Renda (A), Stephen Perez (A), Khayyan Norfork (A). HR-Felix Munoz (J). WP-Derek Self. LP-Ryan Newell.