Jimmies baseball struggles in doubleheader sweep against Doane

The Jimmies are now 5-11 in neutral site games this season.

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The Jimmies bench looks as a pitch flies toward the plate during the Jimmies' win over Mayville State at Jack Brown Stadium on Sept. 26, 2022.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The University of Jamestown’s pitching continued to struggle as they lost 12-2 in the first game of the doubleheader against Doane University at Northwestern College’s Baseball Diamond.

The Jimmies opened the scoring in the second inning thanks to a Ben Patton RBI double to make it 1-0. The Tigers took the lead in the third inning when Joe Osborn hit a two run homer run to push them in front 2-1. The Jimmies tied the game up in the fourth to make it 2-2. The Tigers retook the lead for good in the fifth when Osborn crushed another two run shot to push the lead out to 4-2. The Tigers added four more in the inning to take an 8-2 lead.

Osborn came up again in the sixth and hit another two-run shot to push the lead out to 10-2. Osborn finished the day going 3-for-4 with six RBIs.

DU 12, UJ 2

DU: 0 0 2 0 6 3 0–12 9 0


UJ: 0 1 0 1 0 0 0–2 5 3

WP: Kaden Crawford (4-3) LP: Payson Mills (1-4)

Scoring Plays:

Second Inning:

UJ: Ben Patton RBI double, Hayden Brown scores

Third inning:

DU: Joe Osborn 2 run HR, James Griess scores

Fourth inning:


UJ: Kendall Yackley sacrifice fly, Eric Kessler scores

Fifth inning:

DU: Osborn 2 run HR, Logan Amick scores

DU: Jack Tillman 2 RBI single, Nate Mesnik, Justin Nevells score

DU: Tanner Black steals second, Luke LaChance steals home

DU: Braden Olson reaches on an error, Black scores, unearned

Sixth inning:

DU: Osborn 2 run HR, Amick scores


DU: Lukas White solo HR

Jimmies give up big fourth inning in game two loss:

The Jimmies took another early lead but could not keep it going again in a 11-6 loss to the Tigers in game two of the doubleheader.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a Nate Mensik two run shot. The Jimmies (17-15, 6-8) responded in the bottom of the first with a solo shot from Xander Orejudos. The Jimmies kept it going in the bottom of the second with a Triston Madison two run double to push the Jimmies in front 3-2. The Tigers (26-8, 12-4) responded with a four run top of the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. The Jimmies cut into it in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-4, where it would stay until the sixth when the Tigers put the game away with a two run sixth to push the lead out to 8-4.

The Jimmies used five pitchers in the loss and all of them gave up at least one run with the starter Elias Harris leading the way with five earned runs.

The Jimmies return to the diamond at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 14, when they face Dordt.

DU 11, UJ 6

DU: 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 2–11 16 2

UJ: 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0–6 8 1


WP: Kellan Voggesser (1-0) LP: Elias Harris (0-2)

Scoring Plays:

First inning:

DU: Nate Mensik 2 run HR, Lukas White scores

UJ: Xander Oredjuso solo HR

Second inning:

UJ: Triston Madison 2 RBI double, Ben Patton, Troy Berg score

Fourth inning:


DU: Luke LaChance RBI single, Justin Nevells scores

DU: Griess scores on a wild pitch

UJ: Orejudos sacrifice fly, Chase Burke scores

Sixth inning:

DU: White RBI single, Black scores

DU: Mensik RBI single, Amick scores

UJ: Yackley RBI single, Burke scores

Eighth inning:


UJ: White solo HR

UJ: Troy Berg solo HR

Ninth inning:

DU: Misael Cantu 2 RBI single, Brett Meyer, Nevells score

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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