PGCBL’s Jammers Go Dark for 2019 Season, Team to be Donated

The Jamestown Jammers will cease operation for the 2019 season as a team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (Summer Collegiate).   Team and city officials made the announcement Wednesday at Russell Diethrick Park.  ROC Ventures plans to donate the team and its assets to a local nonprofit organization.  Read more here.

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6 responses to “PGCBL’s Jammers Go Dark for 2019 Season, Team to be Donated

  1. Marc

    A very sad ending to baseball in Jamestown, NY. First, Single-A baseball leaves town, then a few years later the Collegiate Summer League leaves. How much of a step down would it have been to play in the NYCBL for the Jammers? I do love that logo, would be great to have a cap

    • eastfirst107

      In a vacuum, a random person who attended one PGCBL and one NYCBL game probably wouldn’t notice much difference. But it’s mostly teams playing at high-school and D3 fields in some very small towns, not really run with a professional mindset, with players from smaller colleges.

      Considering Jamestown had an affiliated team with high draft picks playing big markets like Brooklyn and Staten Island not five years ago…facing Hornell and Sherrill with guys from SUNY-Fredonia and Keuka College is a tough sell.

  2. Rf9

    Why not go to the New York league

    • BallparkBiz

      That would be a step down in the same footprint. I don’t see how that would help.

      • rf9

        might be but a least you’ll have a tenant

      • Edward

        While a step down I believe the NYCBL geographic footprint would be much better for Jamestown. Each team in the league’s west division is within 2 hours of Jamestown while the closest PGCBL team is Elmira, almost 3 hours away. If they played only in division, all their road games would be day trips.

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