ALTOONA CURVE SCOREBOARD

 

Senators at Curve

The Altoona Curve start the latest series in the Route 22 Rivalry as they welcome the Harrisburg Senators into PNG Field. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Baysox at Curve

The Altoona Curve conclude their four-game series hosting the Bowie Baysox tonight. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Baysox at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue their four-game series hosting the Bowie Baysox tonight. Coverage begins at 5:45 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Baysox at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue their four-game series hosting the Bowie Baysox tonight. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Baysox at Curve

The Altoona Curve return to action following the All-Star Break, welcoming the Bowie Baysox to PNG Field. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Akron Scores Seven Straight Runs To Hand Curve Walk-Off Loss

AKRON, Ohio – The Altoona Curve allowed seven unanswered runs over the final three innings and lost to the Akron RubberDucks, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park.

The Curve (46-41) walked six batters in the bottom of the ninth inning to bring across the walk-off run for the RubberDucks (44-41).

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Altoona, tied for their best this season. The Curve won three of the four games in the series, finishing the season series against Akron with a 10-10 record. This year marks the first season since 2010 that the Curve have not posted a losing record against the division-rival RubberDucks.

With the Curve leading, 6-0, Akron scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning and got a solo homer from Yu Chang to pull within three.

Jake Brentz (Loss, 0-1) took over in the ninth inning with the Curve leading by three runs. He walked the first three batters he faced before Eric Haase hit an RBI single to close the gap to two runs. Brentz followed with a walk of Bobby Bradley to plate another run and pull the RubberDucks within a run.

Chang followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 6-6, chasing Brentz from the game. Miguel Rosario entered the game and got a lineout from Dorssys Paulino for the second out and Luigi Rodriguez was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Rosario followed with a walk-off walk to Yonathan Mendoza.

The Curve opened the scoring in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Edwin EspinalHe added to the lead with a three-run homer in the fifth inning, putting the Curve ahead, 4-0.

In the sixth, Wyatt Mathisen scored on a wild pitch and Pablo Reyes brought home Michael Suchywith an RBI single to stretch the lead to 6-0.

Altoona starter Tanner Anderson worked 6.1 innings and allowed two runs on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts. He allowed his two runs in the seventh, snapping a personal stretch of 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

Luis Heredia entered in the seventh with the bases loaded and one out and got back-to-back strikeouts to escape the jam. For his outing, he allowed one run, the homer by Chang, with one hit, one walk and four strikeouts.

Akron starter Matt Whitehouse issued a career-high five walks over five innings and gave up six earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts. Robbie Aviles pitched two scoreless innings and Neil Holland (Win, 3-0) did not allow a run over the eighth and ninth innings.

Espinal finished the day 1-for-4 with four RBIs, giving him 59 for the year. The home run was his 11thof the season.

Reyes went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

After three days off for the All-Star Break, the Curve begin a four-game series against the Bowie Baysox on Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field at 7 p.m. The first 500 fans will take home an Alzheimer’s Awareness Purple Hat, presented by Home Helpers. It will also be Thirstday, presented by Q94, with $2 specials on 16 oz. Bud Light and regular-size sodas, as well as $1 hot dogs.

For tickets or more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office.

Curve at RubberDucks

The Altoona Curve wrap up the first half of their season with one final game at the Akron RubberDucks. Coverage begins at 1:50 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Curve Sweep Saturday Double-Header In Akron

AKRON, Ohio – The Altoona Curve swept a double-header against the Akron RubberDucks, 6-5 and 5-1, on Saturday night at Canal Park.

The Curve (46-40) have now won four straight games and six of their last seven, reclaiming first place in the Eastern League West. The RubberDucks (43-41) left nine runners on base in the two games on Saturday.

 

Game One
The Curve pulled ahead with four runs over the sixth and seventh and stranded the bases loaded in the final frame to hold off the RubberDucks, 6-5.

Down 4-2 heading to the sixth, Jerrick Suiter hit a two-run homer, his sixth of the year, to even the score over the right-field wall against Akron reliever Cameron Hill (Loss, 3-3). Wyatt Mathisen followed with a single and scored on a go-ahead double by Tomas Morales to put the Curve ahead, 5-4.

In the top of the seventh, Logan Hill drove an RBI double to score Pablo Reyes and stretch the Curve lead to 6-4.

Akron loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth, but Yeudy Garcia worked a 6-4-3 double play from Joe Sever to end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Dorssys Paulino brought the RubberDucks within a run with a two-out single. With the bases loaded, Luigi Rodriguez flied out to center to end the game.

Altoona struck first in the first inning. Edwin Espinal brought Reyes across the plate with an RBI single, his team-leading 54th RBI of the year.

Akron tied the score in the bottom of the first with a sacrifice fly by Bobby Bradley and took the lead with an RBI single by Yu Chang.

The Curve tied the game at 2-2 on an RBI single by Kevin Newman in the top of the second inning.

The game stayed even until the fifth inning when Sever hit a two-run double against Austin Coley (Win, 3-2), putting Akron ahead, 4-2. The RubberDucks left the bases loaded when Coley struck out Mike Papu to end the fifth, the last batter he faced in the game.

Coley pitched five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Hill and Morales each had two doubles in the game. Reyes and Espinal also had two hits.

Garcia allowed one run on two hits and four walks with two strikeouts over his two innings. Curve pitching combined to leave 10 Akron runners on base.

Akron starter Thomas Pannone allowed three runs on six hits in 5.1 innings with a walk and five strikeouts. Hill was charged with his first blown save of the season, allowing three runs on five hits with no walks and a strikeout.

 

Game Two

The Curve broke a scoreless tie in the fourth and pulled away in the sixth to complete the double-header sweep with a 5-1 win over the RubberDucks in the second game of the night.

Edwin Espinal hit a solo home run in the fourth against Nick Pasquale (Loss, 3-7), his tenth of the year, to break a scoreless tie.

Curve starter Sean Keselica worked three innings and allowed three hits with a walk and a strikeout. Tate Scioneaux (Win, 6-3) took over in the fourth and allowed three hits and a walk with one strikeout over two scoreless innings.

The Curve added four runs in the top of the sixth inning to open a 5-0 lead. Jin-De Jhang drove an opposite field RBI single to score Logan Hill. The next batter, Wyatt Mathisen, hit a ground ball to second, but Akron’s Todd Hankins misplayed it, allowed Mathisen to reach andJerrick Suiter scored.

Jhang and Mathisen each scored on wild pitches by Jordan Milbrath later in the inning to push the Curve lead to 5-0.

Brandon Cumpton worked a scoreless sixth inning. In the seventh, a single and a pair of walks by Cumpton loaded the bases with no outs. Yhoxian Medina broke the shutout with an fielder’s choice groundout. Montana DuRapau (Save, 14) entered and recorded the final two outs to strand two runners on base.

Cumpton pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one run on two hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Hill reached base three times with a double and two walks.

 

The Curve and RubberDucks conclude the four-game series on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park. Right-hander Tanner Anderson (7-7, 3.89) will take the mound for Altoona, opposed by Akron lefty Matt Whitehouse (5-3, 3.10). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

 

Game One
Win: 
Austin Coley (3-2)

Loss: Cameron Hill (3-3)

Save: Yeudy Garcia (1)

TOG: 2:26
Box Score

 

Game Two
Win: 
Tate Scioneaux (6-3)

Loss: Nick Pasquale (3-7)

Save: Montana DuRapau (14)

TOG: 2:30

Attendance: 7,583
Box Score

Curve at RubberDucks (Doubleheader)

The Altoona Curve continue their series in Akron with a doubleheader against the RubberDucks. Coverage begins at 5:15 p.m. on 1400 WWGE, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

Curve Strand ‘Ducks On The Pond In 8-5 Win

AKRON, Ohio – The Altoona Curve knocked off the Akron RubberDucks, 6-5, in the opener of this weekend’s four-game series on Friday night at Canal Park.

The Curve (44-40) pitching staff combined to strand 13 runners on base as the RubberDucks (43-39) went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position on the night.

Trailing 1-0 in the second, Jerrick Suiter doubled and scored on a throwing error by Akron second baseman Tyler Kreiger off the bat of Jin-De Jhang to tie the score. Michael Suchy put the Curve ahead, 2-1, with a fielder’s choice groundout to score Jhang later in the inning aganst Akron starter Michael Peoples (Loss, 2-4).

Altoona added four runs in the third inning to open a 6-1 lead. Suiter clubbed a two-run double to right field, his ninth his a nine-at-bat stretch. Jhang brought home Edwin Espinal with a groundout and Wyatt Mathisen plated Suiter with a single to cap the frame.

Akron closed the gap. Eric Haase hit a solo homer in the third inning against Cody Dickson to pull the RubberDucks back within four. Kreiger brought in a run in the fifth inning with a single. Haase added another solo homer in the seventh and Luigi Rodriguez closed the gap to one with a run-scoring double later in the inning.

The Curve added insurance in the ninth when Pablo Reyes hit a two-run homer, his fourth of the season, to push the lead to 8-5.

Akron brought the tying run in the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but Miguel Rosario (Save, 3) struck out pinch-hitter Bobby Bradley to end the game. Rosario struck out the side in the ninth and had four total punchouts in his two innings.

The RubberDucks loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning. Dickson struck out Haase for the first out, and after the sacrifice fly by Chang, Dorssys Paulino grounded out to end the inning with just one run allowed.

In the second, Akron again loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning, but Jordan Smith bounced into a 1-2-3 double play and Joe Sever lined out to left to end the inning with no runs scored. In the third, Akron had runners on second and third with one out, but Dickson struck out Kreiger and worked a groundout from Rodriguez to end that threat.

In his third start this year for Altoona, Dickson pitched 3.2 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Pitching for the Curve for the first time since August 24, 2013, Casey Sadler (Win, 1-0) worked 2.1 innings and allowed one run on two hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Luis Heredia allowed two runs on three hits while working the seventh.

Suiter had hits in his first two at-bats before flying out in the fifth inning, snapping a stretch of ten straight plate appearances reaching back, nine hits in nine and bats and eight straight plate appearances with a hit. During that streak, Suiter went 9-for-9 with a homer, two doubles, a walk and five RBIs.

Kevin Newman and Mathisen each had three hits in the game.

The Curve and RubberDucks continue the series on Saturday night with a double-header. Right-hander Austin Coley (2-2, 2.87) will pitch game one for the Curve, opposed by Akron lefty Thomas Pannone (4-1, 2.15). First pitch for game one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Canal Park. Game two will follow, with lefty Sean Keselica (4-1, 1.99) pitching for the Curve and right-hander Nick Pasquale (3-6, 5.82) pitching for the RubberDucks.

 

Win: Casey Sadler (1-0)

Loss: Michael Peoples (2-4)

Save: Miguel Rosario (3)

TOG: 3:06

Attendance: 5,782

Box Score