Curve win first road series
From Mirror reports
TRENTON, N.J. – It took more than two months, but the Curve finally won their first road series of the season Sunday.
Altoona scored six runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 9-7 win over Trenton at Arm & Hammer Park. The Curve also won Friday and took out of three in the series after failing to win a road series in their first eight chances.
The Curve have played with a lot more resolve and offense in winning four of five games since they lost 10 in a row. The club has scored six, eight, 11 and nine runs in those four wins, impressive numbers from an offense that just last week set a franchise record by going scoreless for 33 1/3 consecutive innings.
Four players had either two hits or two RBIs on Sunday. Alen Hanson delivered a huge hit with a two-run single in the seventh to pull Altoona within 6-5, and Drew Maggi tied the game when he scored on a wild pitch.
Matt Curry gave the Curve the lead when he singled home Hanson, and pinch-hitter Andy Vasquez drilled a two-run double for some insurance at 9-6.
Joan Montero (2-1) won in relief for Altoona, after starter Zack Dodson had allowed four runs on nine hits in four innings. Quinton Miller worked the final two innings to earn his third save.
Trenton reliever Eric Wooten (2-1) took the loss, getting shelled for five runs as Altoona rallied.
Stetson Allie belted a two-run homer in the second inning, his team-leading 11th of the season, which also ranks fourth in the Eastern League.
Allie had two hits, as did Maggi, Hanson and Curry. Trenton pounded 15 hits but couldn’t turn those into enough runs to win.
Altoona is off today, and many players will take part in the annual Curve Booster Club charity golf outing at Park Hills Country Club.
The Curve return home Tuesday night with the opener of a three-game series against Portland, then Reading comes to town for three games.
Key player: 1B Stetson Allie went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, a run and two walks.
Key play: SS Alen Hanson’s two-run single in the seventh ignited the Curve’s six-run inning.
Key stat: The Curve won their first road series of the season.
How they scored
Top 2nd: Curry walked, scored on Allie two-run homer (2-0).
Bottom 4th: Fiorito singled, Blaser singled, both scored on Dugas double (2-2); Castillo walked, scored along with Dugas on Gamel single (2-4).
Bottom 5th: Fiorito doubled, scored on Blaser single (2-5); Dugas sacrifice fly scored Blaser (2-6).
Top 6th: Hanson singled, scored on Curry groundout (3-6).
Top 7th: Howard walked, Henriquez doubled, both scored on Hanson single (5-6); Maggi walked, scored on Dott wild pitch (6-6); Curry single scored Hanson (7-6); Broxton reached on fielder’s choice, scored along with Curry on Vasquez double (9-6).
Bottom 8th: Austin walked, scored on Fiorito groundout (9-7).