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Jimmies pitching struggles in DH sweep at the hands of Doane

The Jimmies gave up 26 runs on 29 hits in the two games.

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The Jimmies Luke Shekeryk drives a ball during a Jimmies game vs. Mount Marty on April, 28, 2021
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In the first game back up north, the University of Jamestown went to Doane University looking to go to 1-0 in conference play for the second year in a row. The Tigers had different ideas however, riding a six run third inning to a 12-3 win on Saturday, Feb. 19.

The Tigers (12-5, 1-0) opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Drew Norsen grounded out to second, allowing Andy Thieler to score. The Jimmies (11-11,0-1) immediately responded in the top of the second, when Kendall Yackley reached on a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and was brought home Triston Madison crushed the first pitch he saw over the left-center field fence to make it 2-1.

In the bottom of the second, the Tigers’ Lukas White tied the game up on a blast to make it 2-2. The Tigers would add another one in the bottom half to send the game to the third up 3-2. The Tigers opened the bottom of the third with three consecutive singles to take a 4-2 lead. Two batters later, White worked a five pitch bases loaded walk to push the Tigers lead out to 5-2. The Tigers would add four more in the inning to make it a 9-2 game.

White continued his big first game in the bottom of the fifth when he reached out of the zone to send an opposite field missile down the left field line to stretch the Tigers lead out to 11-2. The Jimmies’ Luke Shekeryk would claw his team closer with a bomb to centerfield to make it 11-3. The Tigers would add another one in the bottom of half of the inning to finish off a 12-3 win.

In the first game, White played a big role in his team’s win, going 2-for-2 with two home runs, four runs batted in and a walk.

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Jimmies pitching struggles continue in loss to Doane 

The second game of the day started much like the first with the Jimmies (11-12,0-2) hurlers giving up 14 runs on 17 hits to lose 14-6 to the Tigers.

The Tigers (13-5, 2-0) picked up right where they left off, with Norsen singling home Thieler in the bottom of the first to make it 1-0. The Tigers added two more in the opening frame to make it 3-0.

In the second inning, the Tigers’ Nate Mensik was facing a 1-1 count and flicked a ball down the left field line that hung up in the air and went foul, but the Jimmies’ Isaiah Roebuck couldn’t make the diving catch. Mensik used his extra life to crush a ball to left-center to put his team up 4-0.

The Tigers would add three more in the second inning, to stretch the lead out to 7-0. In the top of the third, the Jimmies’ Taylor Cullen hit a bloop single to left field to bring home Xander Orejudos and cut the deficit to 7-1. In the top of the fifth, the Jimmies’ Trent Peters lined a single just past the leaping glove of the second baseman, Luke Lachance, to score Andrew Kupec to make it 9-2. The Tigers would add another one in the fifth and another in the sixth to make it 14-2. The Jimmies would not go down without a fight however, scoring five runs over the next two innings, including a Luke Shekeryk bases loaded hit by pitch to cut the deficit to 14-6.

The two teams have another double header starting at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

UJ 3, DU 12

UJ: 0 2 0 0 0 1 0—3 6 2

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DU: 1 2 6 0 2 1 X—12 12 0

Scoring plays:

First inning:

DU: Drew Norsen RBI groundout to 2B, Xander Orejudos, Andy Thieler scores

Second inning:

UJ: Triston Madison 2 run HR, Taylor Cullen scores

DU: Lukas White solo home run

DU: Thieler single, Brett Meyer scores, unearned

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Third inning:

DU: Luke Lachance RBI single, Tanner Black scores

DU: White RBI walk, Norsen scores

DU: Nate Mensik sacrifice fly, Lachance scores

DU: Meyer 3 run HR, Justin Nevells scores

Fifth inning:

DU: White 2 run HR, Nevells scores

Sixth inning:

UJ: Luke Shekeryk solo HR

DU: Lachance RBI single, James Griess scores

WP: Aaron Forrest (2-1), LP: Payson Mills (2-1)

UJ 6, DU 14

UJ: 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0–6 9 0

DU: 3 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 X–14 17 0

Scoring plays:

First inning:

DU: Norsen RBI single, Theiler scores

DU: Lachance RBI bunt single, Tanner Black scores

DU: White RBI single, Norsen scores

Second inning:

DU: Mensik solo HR

DU: Jack Tillman RBI single, Meyer scores

DU: Norsen sacrifice fly, Joe Osborn scores

DU: Lachance RBI single, Black scores

Third inning:

UJ: Taylor Cullen RBI single, Orejudos scores

DU: Thieler 3 run HR, Dylan Wagner, Nevells scores

Fourth inning:

DU: Nevells 2 run HR, Norsen scores

Fifth inning:

UJ: Trent Peters RBI single, Andrew Kupec scores

DU: Norsen RBI single, Osborn scores

Seventh inning:

UJ: Cullen sacrifice ground out, Reece Mckenzie scores

UJ: Julian Sansores 2 RBI HR, Shekeryk scores

Eighth inning:

UJ: Shekeryk RBI HBP, Quade Peters scores

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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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