Five-Run Third Leads Jamestown to State Semifinal


Jerry Shank
Virginia Director

UG 6.20

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The Jamestown Eagles broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the third inning to pull away and never look back, defeating the Dinwiddie Generals 7-3 on Tuesday night to advance to the VA Class 4A State Semifinals.

Both teams were able to start the game off putting runs on the board. Jamestown struck with two-outs, with Matt Lansford getting a two-out single to keep the inning alive, then stole second, and would score on a base hit from Jarod Mason. Dinwiddie would respond as Tomas Sanchez drew a one-out walk then proceeded to steal second and third to score on a two-out base hit from Luke Costley.

In the top of the third, Jamestown quickly got two runners on after back to back singles from Spencer Pietruszynski and EA Woolwine. A one-out HBP would load the bases and Ethan Weaver singled up the middle to drive in one. A sac fly would add the third run of the inning, then Ryan Pastirik doubled to right field, driving in two more runs. The last run of the inning came from the bat of Josh Ammons with an RBI single. After the top of the third, Jamestown saw themselves with a 6-1 lead.

Jamestown added a run in the Top of the fifth scoring on an infield error to take a 7-1 lead. Dinwiddie would get themselves runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't get the rally needed with the 7-3 final.

Jamestown had 13 hits in the game, Ammons led the team going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Lansford, Mason, and Weaver each had two hits apiece. Woolwine got the complete game victory for the Eagles, going 7.0 innings scattering seven hits, with three runs, five strikeouts and one walk.

Costley led Dinwiddie going 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Jamestown moves on and will face Grafton in the Class 4A state semifinals.