Oldtimers Split Two With Youngstown

The Jamestown Area Oldtimers and arch-rival Youngstown Falcons split a baseball doubleheader over the weekend at Diethrick Park.

Youngstown took the opening game, 8-2, with a four-run first inning creating much of the damage. Jamestown came back in the nightcap with an 8-1 win.

Larry Persing led the Oldtimers in the opener with three hits, including a double. Wade Nelson also smacked a double in defeat.

Youngstown scored four runs in the first, a run in the second, two in the eighth and one in the ninth to go along with 14 hits.

The locals tallied their only two runs in the third inning. Ted Morrison was the losing pitcher and Roger Flynn picked up the win.

In the nightcap, Jamestown had 13 hits and scored eight straight runs after Youngtown scored a run in the first inning.

Morrison delivered three hits as did Ron Thomas to support the five-hit, complete-game hurling of Sam Spera, who helped his own cause with a double. Thomas also contributed a double.

The hosts scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third inning and three more in the fifth inning. Dave Greer took the loss for Youngstown.

Jamestown ends the regular season with a doubleheader on Sunday at Greenville, Pa. The playoffs will begin on Aug. 23.