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Altoona Curve

Ex-Curve infielder Ngoepe happy to rejoin ­team

Gift Ngoepe already has made history in the game of baseball, something he can be incredibly proud of that no one can ever take away. Now, Ngoepe just wants to have fun again playing baseball. He’ll get that chance coming back to a very familiar place. Ngoepe is back with the Curve four ...

Squirrels fly past Curve

RICHMOND, Va. — Promising pitching prospect Cody Bolton got off to a strong start for four innings in his Double-A debut Wednesday night for the Curve, but things got away from him and the bullpen in the fifth. Bolton blanked Richmond on one hit for four innings, then was charged with four ...

Altoona improves to 39-34

RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve started the season 5-0 before immediately losing eight of their next nine games, and the resilient club has overcome a lot of issues to just sort of hang around .500. Altoona finally made it back to five games over .500 Tuesday night for the first time since that ...

Curve land three on EL All-Star team

Curve’s Eastern League All-Stars Three Curve players were selected Monday for the Eastern League All-Star Game, to be played at Richmond on July 10. The Curve’s best player and perhaps the best in the EL, 3B Hunter, Owen, would have been on the team, but he was promoted to Triple-A last ...

Curve continue their success vs. Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve have enjoyed a lot of success against Richmond, particularly on the road, and that continued thanks to a big seventh inning Monday night. Altoona broke up a tie game with three runs in the seventh and beat the Flying Squirrels, 5-2. The Curve improved to 8-3 ...

Altoona avoids sweep

HARTFORD, Conn. — Peoples Natural Gas Field advanced to the finals of the best ballpark in Double-A contest for the second straight year, but it appeared as voting wound down late Sunday that the Curve’s home would come up short once again. PNG Field trailed, 53-47 percent, against the ...

Yard Goats bite Curve again

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Curve upset Hartford off the field this past week, but the Yard Goats have been getting their revenge on the field this weekend. Altoona’s Peoples Natural Gas Field knocked off Hartford’s top-seeded and two-time champion Dunkin’ Donuts Park in the final four of ...

Curve bullpen falters

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Hartford, 6:15 pm. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (6-1, 2.45) vs.Yard Goats TBD Record: 1-1 (second half); 36-33 (overall) From Mirror reports HARTFORD, Conn. — The Curve’s best player and the Eastern League’s best player in the first half, Hunter ...

Slugger moving on up to Triple-A

Jared Oliva wasn’t about to sugarcoat how important Hunter Owen has been to the Curve this season. The 25-year-old Indiana native hasn’t felt this confident at the plate since his college days at Indiana State, and his stats this season speak for themselves. He’s currently in the top ...

Deja vu for Curve, Marvel

Next stop Tonight: Idle Friday: Altoona at Hartford, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 2.78) vs. Yard Goats TBD Record: 36-32 (1-0, 2nd half) On Opening Day, Curve manager Michael Ryan handed the ball to James Marvel, hoping to start the season on the right ...

Curve close first half with bullpen-led win

The last time Brandon Waddell took the mound for the Altoona Curve, it didn’t go as planned. It was May 25 of last year and he gave up seven runs in five innings in what would be his only loss at the Double-A level as the Curve lost 14-2 on the road against the Harrisburg Senators. On ...

An early shower

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Brandon Waddell (first AA start this season) vs. Senators RHP Tyler Mapes (3-2, 4.30) Record: 34-32 The Eastern League’s switch to a split-season format this year worked out great for the Harrisburg Senators, who ...

Curve hot streak could lead to playoff push

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The red-hot Curve continue to excel as the first half of the Eastern League season winds down, giving plenty of hope for a strong push at a playoff run in the second half. Altoona won its third straight game, 5-1, Saturday night at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium to improve ...

Curve move 2 over .500

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve continue to excel this month as they improved to an Eastern League best 10-3 in June with a victory Friday night to open a road series at Binghamton. Hunter Owen went 3-for-3, and Robbie Glendinning belted a two-run homer for some insurance late as Altoona beat ...

College reunion

On June 11, 2016, the Altoona Curve’s Jared Oliva and Portland Sea Dogs’ Bobby Dalbec, along with the rest of the Arizona Wildcats, found themselves in a position nobody thought they’d be in. In the middle of a huge dogpile on the field in Starkville, Mississippi, the only words that ...

Curve cap off solid homestand with win over Sea Dogs

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 2.50) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Harol Gonzalez Record: 32-31 When Altoona’s lineup was released for Thursday night’s game, a familiar face was missing — Logan Hill. He wasn’t injured or ...

Offense takes the night off

Next stop Tonight: Portland at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP James Marvel (5-5, 3.68) vs. Sea Dogs LHP Matthew Kent (1-1, 3.13) Record: 31-31 The Curve — literally — couldn’t get out of their own way on Friday night. Trailing by four runs with two outs in the bottom of ...

Pitching helps Curve win fourth in a row

Next stop Tonight: Portland at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (2-5, 6.22) vs. Sea Dogs RHP Tanner Houck (5-4, 4.24) Record: 31-30 Four-man rotations disappeared in baseball decades ago, but for the past four weeks, the Curve have been limited to four starters ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game home series against Portland tonight at 6:30. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Austin Coley (0-0, 3.00) vs. Sea Dogs RHP Denyi Reyes (1-7, 4.42). STEALING SECOND: The Sea Dogs have the worst record in the Eastern League ...

Curve surging in June

The Curve appeared to be in big trouble at the end of May, with the club losing eight of nine to drop a season-high five games below .500. June has been a much different, much more encouraging story. Altoona has the best record in the Eastern League so far this month at 7-2, and the team ...