JAMESTOWN, NY - The State College Spikes got on the board first, but it was the Jamestown Jammers' scoring burst in the middle innings that carried them to a win over the Spikes, 8-3, at Russell Diethrick Park on Monday night.
State College (5-6) took advantage of a pair of errors plus an RBI double by Matt Skirving to take a 3-1 lead after three innings. Jamestown (7-4) was able to fight back, however, and plated four runs in the fourth inning to take control of the game. The Jammers added another run in the fifth and two in the sixth to complete the scoring.
Walker Gourley and Gerlis Rodriguez also produced doubles for the Spikes, while Kelson Brown went 2-for-4 to up his average to .385 on the season. Brown was sixth in the league at .374 coming into Monday's game.
Zach Von Rosenberg (0-3) took the loss for the Spikes after allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks. Von Rosenberg also struck out one.
The 2009 seventh-round draft pick, Trent Stevenson, made his debut for the Spikes on Monday as well. Stevenson allowed three runs on five hits, but also recorded his first two strikeouts in a State College uniform.
Isaac Morales (3-0) earned the victory for Jamestown, allowing just three hits in four innings of relief and striking out seven. Jammers pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts, a season high for a Spikes opponent.
Tuesday night, State College faces Jamestown in the middle game of their three-game series at Diethrick Park. The Spikes will start left-hander Zack Dodson (0-0), still looking for his first decision as a professional. The 19-year-old recorded his first professional strikeout last time out against Jamestown this past Friday. The Jammers will counter with right-hander Josh Hodges (1-0), who held State College to four runs, two earned, in five innings of work in the same game.
Fans can catch all of the action on the Spikes Radio Network and flagship station 95.3 FM 3WZ starting at 6:35 p.m. with the Spikes GameDay Show live from Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.