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16 run sixth inning sees Jimmies split DH at Mount Marty

The Jimmies scored 19 runs on 16 hits in the first game.

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Through the first five innings, the University of Jamestown appeared to be heading towards their fifth consecutive loss, down 11-2 to the Mount Marty Lancers on Saturday, March 26. The Jimmies woke up, coupled with the wheels falling off the bus for the Lancers, saw the Jimmies win 19-15 at Bob Tereshinski Stadium in Yankton, South Dakota.

The 19 runs is the Jimmies most in a game since they scored 20 runs in a 20-4 win over Briar Cliff on March 8, 2019.

The Jimmies would face a 7-0 deficit in the fourth when Luke Shekeryk sent a ball over the left-center field fence to make it 7-1. The Jimmies continued to cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Xander Orejudos took the payoff pitch and it just stayed up long enough to get over the right-center field fence to make it 7-2.

The Jimmies’ Julian Sansores opened the sixth inning with a double, two batters later, Blake Arritola doubled home Sansores and Reece Mckenzie to make it 11-3. The Jimmies got seven more hits and took advantage of two errors in the inning, punctuated by a Taylor Cullen grand slam to complete a 16 run inning giving the Jimmies the 18-11 lead. The Jimmies managed to score nine of those runs with two outs in the inning.

The Lancers would cut into the lead in the bottom half of the inning when David Richardson hit a solo shot to make it 18-12. The Jimmies picked up right where they left off in the top half of the seventh when Hayden Brown led off with a single, followed by a Ben Weaver single, before both runners moved up on a passed ball. Next up was Blake Arritola who got on when the first baseman, Kiko Nunez, was unable to pick the ball out of the dirt, allowing Brown to score.

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The Lancers would not go down without a fight in the bottom of the seventh as Jet Weber doubled home Tyler Linch to make it 19-13. Weber would be brought home immediately when Billy Hancock hit a two-run shot to make it 19-15.

Lancers get past Jimmies in game two: 

The Jimmies (12-15, 1-5) were unable to mount another comeback in the second game, losing 9-1 to the Lancers (18-7, 4-2).

The Lancers continued to play well in the second game, with the home team opening the scoring in the first inning on a Nunez double that scored Weber to make it 1-0. In the third, Hancock took advantage of a hanging off-speed pitch to push his team’s lead out to 3-o.

The Jimmies would open their scoring output on the first pitch of the fifth inning when Taylor Cullen crushed a ball over the center field fence to make it 3-1.

In the sixth inning, the Lancers’ Linch took a 2-2 pitch right the middle to score Koletzky and Nunez to push his team’s lead out to 5-1. Two batters later, Weber lined a single just out of the diving reach of the Jimmies shortstop, Andrew Kupec, allowing Lake Terveer to scurry home from second to make it 6-1. The Lancers would get a bases loaded walk of their own to make it 7-1 and scored another run off a balk to take an 8-1 lead.

The two teams have an immediate rematch with the first game starting at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 27.

UJ 19, MMU 15

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UJ: 0 0 0 1 1 16 1–19 15 1

MMU: 5 1 1 0 4 1 3–15 16 4

Scoring plays:

First inning:

MMU: Mason Townsend 3 RBI HR, Noah Moon, Jet Weber scores

MMU: Kiko Nunez 2 RBI HR, Caid Koletzsky scores

Second inning:

MMU: Townsend RBI single, Josh Roemen scores

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Third inning:

MMU: Roemen RBI single, Nunez scores, unearned

Fourth inning:

UJ: Luke Shekeryk solo HR

Fifth inning:

UJ: Xander Orejudos solo HR

MMU: Nunez 2 RBI HR, David Richardson scores

MMU: Roemen RBI double, Conner Capps scores

Sixth inning:

UJ: Blake Arritola 2 RBI single, Reece Mckenzie, Julian Sansores score

UJ: Arritola scores on a wild pitch

UJ: Tanner Sheppard RBI single, Isaiah Roebuck scores

UJ: Taylor Cullen 2 RBI double, Sheppard, Orejudos score

UJ: Sansores sacrifice fly, Shekeryk scores

UJ: Hayden Brown 2 RBI HR, Cullen scores

UJ: Mckenzie scores on an error

UJ: Shekeryk bases loaded walk, Roebuck scores, unearned

UJ: Cullen grand slam, Shekeryk, Sheppard, Orejudos score

MMU: Richardson solo HR

Seventh inning:

UJ: Brown scores on an error

MMU: Weber RBI double, Tyler Linch scores

MMU: Billy Hancock 2 RBI HR, Weber scores

WP: Ethan Krupp (1-2), LP: Chris Rofe (2-2)

UJ 1, MMU 9

UJ: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0–1 3 2

MMU: 1 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 X–9 10 0

Scoring plays:

First inning:

MMU: Nunez RBI double, Weber scores

Third inning:

MMU: Hancock 2 RBI HR, Weber scores

Fifth inning:

UJ: Cullen solo HR

Sixth inning:

MMU: Linch 2 RBI single, Koletzky, Nunez score

MMU: Weber RBI single, Lake Terveer scores

MMU: Townsend bases loaded walk, Zane Salley scores

MMU: Weber scores on a balk

Seventh inning:

MMU: Weber RBI single, Koletzky scores

WP: Myles Brown (3-1), LP: Payson Mills (2-1)

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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