GENEVA, N.Y. - The visiting Jamestown Jammers (32-15) defeated the host Geneva Red Wings (28-21) by a final score of 6-3 on Saturday night at McDonough Park.
Jamestown took an early lead in the first inning and never looked back. Ben Brookover (UTSA) hit a two run home run over the left field wall to start scoring in the top of the first. In the next inning, John Conti (Canisius) had a two RBI single to extend the Jammers’ lead to 4-0.
The Wings were held out of the hit column until the fourth inning, when they also struck for two runs. Justin Etts (NJIT) delivered with a bases loaded, two RBI single to get the Geneva ballclub on the scoreboard. It was after this that Jamestown went to the bullpen, bringing in Nolan Hunt (Canisius). Hunt finished the night for the Jammers, tossing 5.2 innings of one run ball and earning the victory.
Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish CC) added a run to the Red Wings’ collection in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI double to plate Mikey Arman (Kenyon), but this proved to be the end of the scoring for Geneva.
Red Wings starter Andy Reed (Elmira) threw 5.0 innings in the contest, giving up four earned runs and was slated with the loss. Brent Holcombe (Bossier Parish CC) and Garrett Swanson (Kalamazoo) both threw a pair of innings in relief. Holcombe surrendered a lone run and Swanson had a scoreless outing.
Since Elmira (27-22) split their doubleheader with Utica on Saturday, they are only a game back in the standings of Geneva for second place in the West with one game left in the season. That game will take place in Geneva on Monday night, with what appears to be the hosting rights for the first round of playoffs on the line. That game will be the final contest for both teams in the regular season. McDonough Park will play host to promotions including free admission, Geneva Police Department Night, and a fireworks show after the game.
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