JAMESTOWN — The Jammers are coming off their longest road trip of the season heading into their first off day of the season. Jamestown played six games on the road making stops in Hudson Valley (McNamara) and Lowell (Stedler), which became the first games played outside of the Pinckney Division this season.
Now with six straight home games at Diethrick Park coming up, the Jammers find themselves holding onto the top spot over second place Williamsport and six games over .500. The Jammers finished the six game trip 3-3, but more importantly had a chance to pull out a “W” in each of the three games that they fell short in.
The most recent draft for the Pittsburgh Pirates has sent some bright futures to Jamestown in the way of JaCoby Jones (3rd Rd.), Cody Dickson (4th Rd.), and Adam Frazier (6th Rd.) just to name a few. In total, the Jammers currently field 16 of the Pirates’ 2013 draft picks and could be one of the reasons for the energetic team that Jamestown has had this season. Michael Fransoso, who was taken in the 27th round, has been the most consistent bat thus far for the Jammers. Fransoso is batting .326 on the season through 26 games and has drawn 19 walks in 86 plate appearances.
The first year of the affiliation between the Jammers and Pirates has seen great pitching, a potent offense and a close-knit group of ball players. The Jammers are searching for their first playoff berth since earning a wild-card spot in 2010. Winning a division title is also something that Jamestown has their sights set on. The last time the Jammers finished atop a division in the NYPL was the 1994 season when they put together a 42-32 record as members of the Stedler Division.
The Jammers opened a six-game home stand on Wednesday, July 17 vs. the Connecticut Tigers. Visit the team’s official website at www.jamestownjammers.com for more information!
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