Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Start By Omar Cruz & More

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Curve win pitcher’s duel against the Erie Seawolves

Double-A Altoona picked up a 2-1 victory over the Erie Seawolves. With the win the Curve improved to 11-14 on the season.

Once again in the leadoff spot Jared Triolo was 0-for-3, but he did draw a walk and score a run. Center fielder Lolo Sanchez continued his strong start to the season going 2-for-4 with a RBI, raising his OPS on the season to .889.

Catcher Blake Sabol was 1-for-4 with a double. Sabol’s 3rd double of the season drove in the other Altoona run. Shortstop Liover Peguero and designated hitter Brendt Citta each had a hit as well.

It was pitching that carried the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory. Lefty Omar Cruz started for Altoona, allowing a solo home run, he did not walk a batter and he struck out 4 in 5 innings pitched. Cruz now has a 2.86 ERA, 28 strikeouts and just 8 walks in 22 innings pitched this season.

Brad Case followed Cruz, allowing 3 hits while striking out a batter in 2 scoreless inning pitched. Zach Matson pitched a 1-2-3 8th inning striking out a pair, Colin Selby then piked up his 3rd save by striking out a batter and allowing a hit in a scoreless 9th inning.