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Blazers drop 6th straight game to Jammers

The Adirondack Trail Blazers have been struggling to find their groove this season after losing 7-0 to the visiting Jamestown Jammers, their sixth straight loss in league play.

Coming off an 11-2 loss to Jamestown on Saturday and a rain-out on Sunday, the Blazers hoped to get back into league play on a positive note. Unfortunately, the result was negative.

Early in the game, Connor Donahue demonstrated solid pitching for the Blazers, recording five strikeouts in as many innings pitched with two hits, one being a solo home run for Clay Payne. Once the bullpen was called, the game quickly turned around in the Jammers’ favor.

Jamestown would open up the flood gates starting in the sixth inning with a run scored by CJ Pickering, but an additional three in the seventh. The Jammers tallied five hits in the seventh, including a solo shot from Christ Conley. Pickering and Skyler Valentine also made a full round of the bases.

Although their bats remained quiet, the Trail Blazers were quite vocal over, in their minds, questionable calls. In the bottom of the sixth, Chris Collins was ejected after arguing that a ball was hit fair and not foul. He was replaced at second and during the at bat by Nick Bernick.

Similarly, Mike Ammerman exchanged a few words with the Jammers going back to the dugout after the top of the eighth which brought out almost the entirety of both rosters onto the field, but no brawl ensued.

Adirondack will return home on Wednesday against the East Division leading Saugerties Stallions. Jamestown also pays a visit to the Utica Blue Sox on Wednesday.



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