Jimmies kick off season
University of Jamestown coach Tom Hager got his first look at Tanner Dahl on Friday in what was opening day.
The Jimmies also fell 7-2 to MidAmerican Nazarene, as Darren Iseri took the loss, going five innings.
“Both of our starting pitchers gave us a chance to win and that’s all you can ask for,” coach Tom Hager said. “We just couldn’t get enough going offensively.”
York took the lead with three runs in the fourth inning and saw its pitching staff hold the Jimmies to five hits. Against Nazarene, the Jimmies had just three hits.
“We played two quality teams, and it looked like those were games 1-2 for Jamestown vs. 10 for York and MidAmerican,” Hager said. “When you play quality teams, little things make a difference.”
The Jimmies did have an offensive bright spot against Nazarene, as Mitch Stevens belted a homer.
“He got a hold of one and it was a no-doubter,” Hager said. “Mitch is somebody that we think can be a difference-maker in our lineup.”
Nazarene scored three runs in the second and one in the third to take a 4-0 lead before the Jimmies struck for a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings, though they allowed three in the sixth.
Jamestown plays York again at 10 this morning, followed by Nazarene at 12:30 p.m.
York (Neb.) 4, Jamestown 1
York 000 301 0 — 4 11 0
Jamestown 000 100 0 — 1 5 2
Conyers, Lindsley (7) and Bottini. Tanner Dahl, J.T. Zigray (7) and Marcus Blackmon.
W—Conyers. L—Dahl (0-1). Save—Lindsley.
Highlights: J, Dahl 6 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 11 H, walk, 4 Ks.
MidAmerican Nazarene (Kan.) 7, Jamestown 2
Jamestown 000 110 0 — 2 3 1
Nazarene 031 003 x — 7 11 4
Darren Iseri, Brandon Ethier (6), Gaige Dunn (6) and Nathan Christiuk. Trent Hedlund and Colin Starr. W—Hedlund (2-1). L—Iseri (0-1).
HR—J, Mitch Stevens.
Highlights: J, Mitch Stevens 1-3, RBI, run. Rudy Strnad 1-3, Nolan Skowronek 1-2.
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