Short-Season Playoff Dish: Batavia Sweeps Jamestown


Batavia 9, Jamestown 3 (Batavia won the best-of-3 series 2-0)

After nearly losing their team in the offseason, the Batavia Muckdogs (Cardinals) responded by winning the New York-Penn League championship, sweeping the Jamestown Jammers(Marlins) 2-0. On Friday, the Jammers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 3-2 lead, but Batavia answered with two runs in the top of the ninth for the win. Saturday’s game was rained out, but Batavia stayed hot by beating Jamestown 9-3 for the series sweep and the NYP championship. Center fielder Frederick Parejo had a big game for the Muckdogs, going 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Right fielder Shane Peterson went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, hitting .409 in the post-season, and catcher Charlie Cutler went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Muckdogs closer Adam Reifer picked up his second save of the postseason by striking out three over 1 2/3 innings.