Curve make it seven straight Saturday
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — It’s hard to fathom a baseball team starting a season 0-10, but Binghamton has done just that, thanks in large part to the Curve.
Altoona scored four runs in the first inning Saturday night, only to give that entire lead away as the Rumble Ponies rallied to tie. But the Curve prevailed in 10 innings, 6-5, for their seventh consecutive victory and extended Binghamton’s misery Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium.
Josh Bissonette doubled home Altoona’s first run in the 10th and later came home on a passed ball for a big insurance run. The Rumble Ponies scored one run in their half of the 10th but couldn’t pull even.
Six pack sweep?
The Curve have a chance to pull off the first six-game sweep in Double-A Northeast League history when they play the series finale today at 1:05 p.m.
The league is playing all six-game series from Tuesdays through Sundays this season.
Stats and stuff
Jonah Davis led off the game with a homer to ignite the Curve’s four-run first inning.
Davis, Mason Martin and Bissonette had two hits apiece for Altoona.
Yerry De Los Santos (2-1) won in relief, while Ryley Gilliam (0-2) took the loss.
RHP Brad Case was added to the Curve roster Saturday. He appeared in the game but allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in the sixth.
Despite being 7-3 and owning a seven-game winning streak, the Curve are only tied for third in the Southwest Division. Bowie is 8-2, and Richmond is 8-3. Altoona and Akron are both 7-3.