WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - The Jamestown Jammers just keep playing winning baseball.
Jamestown won for the eighth time in 10 games Thursday, improving to a New York-Penn League Baseball League best 16-8 with a 5-2 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades at Duchess Stadium.
Jamestown benefitted from the fantastic pitching duo of Chad Kuhl and Justin Topa. Kuhl allowed just three hits over four innings and Topa allowed just one hit in three innings of relief, earning the win.
The Jammers came through with just enough offense to support the strong pitching and defensive effort. The team built a 2-0 lead in the top of the second when Harold Ramirez scored after Edwin Espinal reached on an error. Later in the inning, JaCoby Jones was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to push the visitors' advantage to 2-0.
Jamestown increased its lead to 3-0 in the fourth and again a Hudson Valley error was the primary reason. With Jeff Roy attempting to steal second, the catcher's throw sailed into the outfield, allowing Espinal to score from third, making it 3-0.
The lead was increased to five in the ninth after Jin-De Jhang hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly, bringing home Roy and Ramirez's RBI single plated Adam Frazier to complete Jamestown's scoring.
The Renegades (13-12) would add two runs in the ninth, but it wouldn't be enough to cost Jamestown the victory.
The Jammers will look for the three-game sweep in Hudson Valley on Friday, playing in a 7:05 p.m. contest at Duchess Stadium.
Jamestown 020 100 002 - 5 11 0
Hudson Valley 000 000 002 - 2 8 3
2b-Adam Frazier (J), Julian Ridings (H). WP-Justin Topa. LP-Austin Pruitt. Save-Roberto Espinosa.