In the battle for first, the Muckdogs (42-26) overtook the lead as they beat rival Jamestown (42-27) by a score of 5-3. Ramon Delgado (6-1) looked sharp once again in the start, getting the win in his five innings with three hits, one run and seven strikeouts. Brad Hand (0-2) came out on the losing end for the Jammers, going four and two-thirds innings with six hits, three runs, three walks and five strikeouts.
Batavia started off the offense by scoring three runs in the 2nd inning. Shane Peterson walked, Christian Rosa singled and Frederick Parejo was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Chris Swauger then came up with a two RBI single. In the next at-bat, Edwin Gomez singled to score Parejo. The Jammers got on the board in the top of the 3rd as Brandon Turner singled and Justin Bass had a RBI triple.
The score remained 3-1 until the Muckdogs added two insurance runs in the 8th. Charlie Cutler, Parejo and Swauger started off the inning with consecutive base hits to score one. Jermaine Curtis had a sacrifice fly to score Batavia's fifth and last run of the game. Jamestown looked to make things interesting in the 9th as they scored two runs on a single and triple, but to no avail.
Curtis ended 2-for-2 with an RBI. Parejo and Swauger both went 2-for-3; Parejo had two runs scored and Swauger had three RBI. The Muckdogs now sit half a game up of the Jammers. Batavia now heads to State College for two games, before traveling to Jamestown again on Wednesday.