Curve offense keeps bashing
From Mirror reports
BOWIE, Md. – The Curve offense was nothing short of explosive Saturday night.
It took them just two batters to take the lead in the first, and from there they scored 11 unanswered runs, as they slammed Bowie, 11-0, at Prince George’s Stadium.
Eight players in their starting lineup registered at least two base hits, and seven of them scored at least one run.
The Curve racked up a season-high 21 hits, falling just one short of the franchise record set back in 2010. This road trip the team has collected 15 of them or more three times, with one more game to go.
Their previous season-best was set on July 11 against Harrisburg when they recorded 19 base hits.
Overall, the Curve have surged from 11th, to sixth overall in batting average, and are hitting .286 this month alone. That’s in contrast to being second-to-last in the league after April with a disappointing .235.
Alen Hanson started the outburst with a leadoff double. He scored on Drew Maggi’s double. Maggi then scored on Elias Diaz’ sacrifice fly.
The Curve put the game away in the third as Josh Bell and Stetson Allie hit back-to-back singles. Both players scored on Willy Garcia’s two-run double as part of a four-run frame.
Garcia’s hot streak continued, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Bell, who has been struggling at the plate since his promotion from Class A, recorded his first double with the Curve and first multi-hit game.
Zack Dodson (3-7), who has struggled mightily this season, put together his best start. He went seven innings, giving up just three hits, striking out four before snapping his personal three-game losing streak.
Thanks to the early outburst, Matt Bischoff (2-4) was chased after going 2 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits, one walk and no strikeouts.
The Curve are now just two wins away from securing their first winning month since last July.
Key player: LF Willy Garcia went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Key play: DH Dan Gamache’s two-run double in the third, powered a four-run inning for the Curve.
Key stat: The Curve’s 21 hits are a season-high, and are just one short of their franchise record set back in 2010.
How They Scored
Top 1st: Hanson doubled, scored on Maggi double (1-0); Maggi scored on Diaz sacrifice fly (2-0).
Top 2nd: Garcia doubled, scored on Hanson single (3-0).
Top 3rd: Bell singled, Allie singled, both scored on Gamache double (5-0); Gamache scored on Garcia double (6-0); Garcia scored on Ngoepe single (7-0).
Top 4th: Bell doubled, scored on Diaz double (8-0); Allie singled, scored on Gamache groundout (9-0); Diaz scored on Garcia single (10-0).
Top 7th: Maggi reached on fielder’s choice, scored on Diaz single (11-0).