From Mirror reports
BOWIE, Md. - Kelson Brown was already having a good night entering the 10th inning.
Brown had extended his hitting streak to eight games and collected an RBI by the time he stepped to the plate in the 10th. With the go-ahead run on second base, Brown smacked a triple to left field, which proved to be the game-winner and turned his good night into a great one.
The Curve edged Bowie, 4-3, in 10 innings Wednesday night at Prince George's Stadium. The victory gave the Curve their first road series win of the year and their first extra-inning win.
Brown's heroics were made possible by Quincy Latimore, who singled to start the 10th inning and moved into scoring position on Elevys Gonzalez's sacrifice bunt. The triple by Brown - his third hit of the night - came off Bowie's Kyler Newby (2-1).
Latimore went 2-for-4 and was the only Altoona player besides Brown to have a multi-hit night.
Tonight: Altoona at Bowie, 7:05 p.m.
Pitching matchups: Curve RHP Phil Irwin (0-1, 7.00) vs. Baysox RHP?Oliver Drake (first appearance of year)
Though the Curve still own the Eastern League's worst road record at 6-14, the win marked just the fourth time the team has won back-to-back games this season. Tonight, the club has chance to do something it has not done all year - win three games in a row.
Nathan Baker made the start for the Curve, and though he walked five, he worked around the free passes, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. Bowie starter Cole McCurry threw 5 2/3 innings, gave up three runs on six hits and left the game on the hook for the loss, but his teammates bailed him out with a run in the seventh to tie it.
That run came thanks to a Vic Black balk with a runner on third, which tied evened game at 3-3. But other than Black's balk, the Curve's bullpen was sound, with Black, Kris Harvey and Duke Welker combining to throw 5 1/3 innings while allowing only one run and three hits. Welker (2-1) pitched the final two innings and did not give up a hit while facing the minimum.
Key player: SS Kelson Brown had a tremendous night, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.
Key play: Brown's triple to left in the 10th scored LF Quincy Latimore and gave the Curve their first road series win of the season.
Key stat: The Curve did not have an error for the third straight game and now do not have the most miscues in the Eastern League. New Hampshire has made 45 errors, to slightly edge Altoona's 44.
How they scored
Top 1st: Grossman tripled, scored on Brown sac fly (1-0).
Bottom 1st: Schoop singled, scored on Waring walk (1-1); Wheeler hit by pitch, scored on Machado groundout (1-2).
Top 5th: Cabrera walked, scored on Gonzalez single (2-2).
Top 6th: Brown doubled, scored on Cabrera doubled (3-2).
Bottom 7th: Bumbry doubled, scored on Black balk (3-3).
Top 10th: Latimore singled, scored on Brown triple (4-3).