ALTOONA CURVE SCOREBOARD

 

PIAA District VI Baseball & Softball Playoff Results & Upcoming Matchups

Class A Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 Juniata Valley vs #2 Homer-Center @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class A Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Homer-Center @ #1 Glendale, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Bishop Carroll @ #2 Claysburg-Kimmel, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D4-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D9-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Baseball

District VI Championship
#3 Bellwood-Antis vs #4 Bishop McCort @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 4:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D3-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 West Branch @ #1 Conemaugh Valley, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Northern Cambria @ #2 Mount Union, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 Central (Martinsburg) vs #7 Huntingdon @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 7:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1/D8-1/D9-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Ligonier Valley @ #1 Central (Martinsburg), Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Penn Cambria @ #2 Phillipsburg-Osceola, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D7-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Baseball

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Somerset vs #2 Forest Hills @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D5-1/D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Softball

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Bellefonte 10, #2 Somerset 0 F/5

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) Bellefonte vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 Hollidaysburg vs #2 Central Mountain @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 4:00 p.m.

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
(D9-1) DuBois vs (D10-1) Cathedral Prep @ TBD, TBD

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D9-1/D10-1) TBD @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Softball

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
#1 Central Mountain 6, #2 DuBois 1 F

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) Central Mountain vs (D10-1) Meadville @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 State College vs #2 Altoona @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 7:00 p.m.

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Softball

District VI Championship
#3 State College 6, #1 Mifflin County 3 F

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) State College vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

Altoona Falls Behind Early, Cannot Catch Up To ‘Ducks

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve recorded a season-low two hits and dropped their fourth straight game, losing to the Akron RubberDucks, 3-2, on Wednesday in front of a crowd of 6,556 on School Kids’ Education Day at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Altoona (24-19) got to within one run in the fifth inning on an RBI groundout by Jackson WIlliams, but fell in game three to Akron (20-21), and will look to avoid the sweep on Thursday. The Curve have scored a combined seven runs in their last four games and are now 5-7 against Akron in 2017.

The RubberDucks struck for three runs in the first inning off of Curve starter Alex McRae (Loss, 3-1). Akron’s first five hitters all reached, with Bobby Bradley driving in a pair of runs with a two-run single and Mike Papi also bringing home a run with a single for an early 3-0 lead.

Altoona narrowed the gap in the fifth inning, making it a 3-2 game. After Jordan Luplow led off the frame by extending his season-long hitting streak to ten games, Elvis Escobar drove him in with an RBI triple. Williams followed with an RBI groundout.

After the first inning, McRae settled in to retire 12 straight and allowed just two hits the rest of the way. He finished with seven innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits while striking out five. Jared Lakind pitched two scoreless innings in relief and struck out three.

Akron starter Julian Merryweather (Win, 4-2), pitched eight innings and allowed just two earned runs on two hits while striking out four. Mitch Brown (Save, 2) closed out the game with a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two.

Altoona will conclude the homestand on Thursday against Akron with the series finale in game four. The Curve will send left-hander Brandon Waddell (0-1, 4.70) to the mound, while Akron will counter with left-hander Thomas Pannone (0-1, 4.09). First pitch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

It will be Thirstday, presented by Q94, with $2 specials on Miller Lite 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas and $1 hot dogs. Thursday will also be a special 10:30 a.m. start time for School Kids’ Education Day, presented by Subway.

 

Win: Julian Merryweather (4-2)

Loss: Alex McRae (3-1)

Save: Mitch Brown (2)

TOG: 2:16

Attendance: 6,556

Box Score

RubberDucks at Curve

The Altoona Curve play their third of four games against the Akron RubberDucks this morning at PNG Field. Coverage starts at 10:15 a.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

PIAA District VI Baseball & Softball Playoff Results & Upcoming Matchups

Class A Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#1 Juniata Valley 5, #5 Claysburg-Kimmel 0 F
#2 Homer-Center 3, #3 St. Joseph’s 1 F

District VI Championship
#1 Juniata Valley vs #2 Homer-Center @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class A Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Homer-Center @ #1 Glendale, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Bishop Carroll @ #2 Claysburg-Kimmel, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D4-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D9-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Bishop McCort 9, #1 Portage 2 F
#3 Bellwood-Antis 12, #2 Blairsville 5 F

District VI Championship
#3 Bellwood-Antis vs #4 Bishop McCort @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 4:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D3-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 West Branch @ #1 Conemaugh Valley, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Northern Cambria @ #2 Mount Union, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#1 Central (Martinsburg) 7, #4 Phillipsburg-Osceola 3 F
#7 Huntingdon 5, #6 Juniata 2 F

District VI Championship
#1 Central (Martinsburg) vs #7 Huntingdon @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 7:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1/D8-1/D9-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Ligonier Valley @ #1 Central (Martinsburg), Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Penn Cambria @ #2 Phillipsburg-Osceola, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D7-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Baseball

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Somerset vs #2 Forest Hills @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D5-1/D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Softball

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Bellefonte vs #2 Somerset @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 3:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D5-1/D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 Hollidaysburg vs #2 Central Mountain @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 4:00 p.m.

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
(D9-1) DuBois vs (D10-1) Cathedral Prep @ TBD, TBD

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D9-1/D10-1) TBD @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Softball

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
#1 Central Mountain vs #2 DuBois @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 12:00 p.m.

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1/D9-1) TBD vs (D10-1) Meadville @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 State College vs #2 Altoona @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 7:00 p.m.

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Softball

District VI Championship
#1 Mifflin County vs #3 State College @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 6:00 p.m.

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

Altoona’s Comeback Falls Short Again Against Akron

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve dropped their third straight game, losing to the Akron RubberDucks, 4-2, on Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Altoona (24-18) got to within two runs in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Edwin Espinal, but fell in game two to Akron (19-21), and have lost three straight games at home for the first time this season. The Curve have scored a combined five runs in their last three games and are now 5-6 against Akron in 2017.

The RubberDucks broke a scoreless tie in the third inning when Francisco Mejia hit an RBI groundout to make it a 1-0 game.

Akron added to their lead in the fifth inning. Mike Papi ripped an RBI double to give the RubberDucks a 2-0 cushion, and Papi later came in to score on a throwing error by Curve starter Yeudy Garcia (Loss, 2-3) to make it a 3-0 lead.

The Curve got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning when Pablo Reyes singled with two outs to bring home a run and cut the deficit to 3-1. The hit extended his hitting streak to 11 games, the second-longest by a Curve player this season.

The RubberDucks added another run in the sixth when Garcia was removed from the game after putting two runners on. New pitcher Sean Keselica gave up a two-out RBI single to Luigi Rodriguez, giving Akron a 4-1 cushion.

Garcia pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and walked three. Keselica and Buddy Borden combined for 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Akron starter Matt Whitehouse pitched four scoreless innings in a spot start, allowing just one baserunner on a walk. Cameron Hill (Win, 2-1) allowed a run on three hits in two innings in relief. Leandro Linares (Save, 1) closed out the game and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings.

Altoona will continue the homestand on Wednesday against Akron with game three in the four-game set. The Curve will send right-hander Alex McRae (3-0, 3.48) to the mound, opposite of right-hander Julian Merryweather (3-2, 3.59) for the RubberDucks. First pitch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

It will be Winning Wednesday, presented by Pennsylvania Lottery. Fans have the chance to win big prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery, including free lottery tickets for a month. Plus, if the Curve win, fans can redeem their ticket at the Curve box office to receive a ticket of equal or lesser value to another Wednesday home game in 2017. It will also be Wing Wednesday, featuring 50-cent boneless wings at concessions. Wednesday will also be a special 10:30 a.m. start time for School Kids’ Education Day, presented by Subway.

 

Win: Cameron Hill (2-1)

Loss: Yeudy Garcia (2-3)

Save: Leandro Linares (1)

TOG: 2:40

Attendance: 2,603

Box Score

RubberDucks at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue their four-game series against the Akron RubberDucks at PNG Field. Coverage starts at 5:45 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.

PIAA District VI Baseball & Softball Playoff Results & Upcoming Matchups

Class A Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#5 Claysburg-Kimmel @ #1 Juniata Valley, Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.
#3 St. Joseph’s @ #2 Homer-Center, Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#5 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class A Softball

District VI Quarterfinal Round
#4 Homer-Center 8, #5 Portage 1 F
#3 Bishop Carroll 8, #6 Blacklick Valley 0 F
#2 Claysburg-Kimmel 11, #7 Moshannon Valley 1 F

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Homer-Center @ #1 Glendale, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Bishop Carroll @ #2 Claysburg-Kimmel, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D4-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D9-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Bishop McCort @ #1 Portage, Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.
#3 Bellwood-Antis @ #2 Blairsville, Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 4:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D3-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AA Softball

District VI Quarterfinal Round
#1 Conemaugh Valley 9, #8 Bellwood-Antis 1 F
#4 West Branch 7, #5 Bishop McCort 0 F
#3 Northern Cambria 2, #6 Marion Center 1 F
#2 Mount Union 5, #7 Southern Huntingdon 2 F

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 West Branch @ #1 Conemaugh Valley, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Northern Cambria @ #2 Mount Union, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Phillipsburg-Osceola @ #1 Central (Martinsburg), Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.
#7 Huntingdon @ #6 Juniata, Tuesday 5/23 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #6/#7 Winner @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Wednesday 5/31 7:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D5-1/D8-1/D9-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAA Softball

District VI Quarterfinal Round
#4 Ligonier Valley 10, #5 Cambria Heights 3 F
#3 Penn Cambria 4, #6 Bald Eagle Area 2 F
#2 Phillipsburg-Osceola 10, #7 West Shamokin 0 F/6

District VI Semifinal Round
#4 Ligonier Valley @ #1 Central (Martinsburg), Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.
#3 Penn Cambria @ #2 Phillipsburg-Osceola, Thursday 5/25 4:00 p.m.

District VI Championship
#1/#4 Winner vs #2/#3 Winner @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/31 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD
(D6-2) TBD vs (D7-1) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Baseball

District V-VI Subregional Semifinal Round
#1 Somerset 3, #4 Bellefonte 2 F
#2 Forest Hills 6, #3 Bedford 0 F

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Somerset vs #2 Forest Hills @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 1:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D5-1/D6-1) TBD vs (D3-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAA Softball

District V-VI Subregional Semifinal Round
#1 Bellefonte 8, #4 Huntingdon 0 F
#2 Somerset 3, #3 Greater Johnstown 2 F

District V-VI Subregional Championship
#1 Bellefonte vs #2 Somerset @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 3:00 p.m.

PIAA First Round
(D5-1/D6-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Baseball

District VI Championship
#1 Hollidaysburg vs #2 Central Mountain @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 4:00 p.m.

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
(D9-1) DuBois vs (D10-1) Cathedral Prep @ TBD, TBD

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D9-1/D10-1) TBD @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAA Softball

District VI-IX-X Subregional Quarterfinal Round
#2 DuBois 19, #3 Holldaysburg 4 F/4

District VI-IX-X Subregional Semifinal Round
#1 Central Mountain vs #2 DuBois @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 12:00 p.m.

District VI-IX-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1/D9-1) TBD vs (D10-1) Meadville @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D9-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Baseball

District VI Semifinal Round
#2 Altoona 6, #3 Mifflin County 4 F

District VI Championship
#1 State College vs #2 Altoona @ People’s Natural Gas Field, Friday 5/26 7:00 p.m.

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, Thursday 6/1 TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-2) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

 

Class AAAAAA Softball

District VI Semifinal Round
#3 State College 3, #2 Altoona 0 F

District VI Championship
#1 Mifflin County vs #3 State College @ Nittany Lion Softball Park, Wednesday 5/24 6:00 p.m.

District VI-X Subregional Championship
(D6-1) TBD vs (D10-1) McDowell @ TBD, TBD

PIAA First Round
(D6-1/D10-1) TBD vs (D7-3) TBD @ TBD, Monday 6/5 TBD

Curve Comeback Comes Up Short Against Akron

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve dropped their second straight game, losing to the Akron RubberDucks, 4-3, on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Altoona (24-17) got to within one run in the ninth inning on a solo home run from Wyatt Mathisen , but fell in the series-opener to Akron (18-21), and have lost two straight games at home for the first time this season. The Curve are now 14-5 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in 2017, which is still the best home record in the Eastern League.

The RubberDucks broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning. Luis Heredia walked three to load the bases, forcing Montana DuRapau to inherit a bases-loaded jam. Joe Sever greeted DuRapau with a two-run single up the middle, scoring two runs to give Akron a 4-2 lead.

Altoona struck first for a run in the first inning. On the second pitch of the game, Kevin Newman blasted a lead-off home run to put the Curve in front, 1-0.

Akron quickly tied the game in the second inning after Luigi Rodriguez hit an RBI groundout.

In the fourth, the RubberDucks grabbed a 2-1 lead after Dorssys Paulino hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bobby Bradley.

The Curve tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh inning when Pablo Reyes singled to left field to score Mathisen.

Curve starter Austin Coley pitched seven innings and allowed just two earned runs on six hits while striking out six. Heredia (Loss, 1-2) gave up two earned runs and walked three in 1 2/3 innings and DuRapau recorded the final out in the ninth after allowing the go-ahead hit.

Akron starter Luis Lugo pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out three. David Speer (Win, 1-1) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Neil Holland (Save, 2) closed it out for the RubberDucks despite allowing a run in the ninth inning.

Altoona will continue the homestand on Tuesday against Akron with game two in the four-game set. The Curve will send right-hander Yeudy Garcia  (2-2, 4.88) to the mound, and the RubberDucks will counter with left-hander Matt Whitehouse (1-1, 2.45). First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

It will be Two-for-Tuesday, presented by Atlantic Broadband, featuring buy one, get one specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn.

Western Conference Final: Ducks at Predators

The Nashville Predators return to Bridgestone Arena in Music City as they look to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final as they host the Anaheim Ducks in Game Six of the Western Conference Final. Coverage will be joined in progress following Altoona Curve baseball on 1400 WWGE.

RubberDucks at Curve

The Altoona Curve continue their homestand at PNG Field, starting a three-game series against the Akron RubberDucks. Coverage starts at 5:45 p.m., right here on WWGE-AM 1400, a proud member of the Curve Radio Network.