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Double-A Altoona survives late offensive surge for victory

It took hanging on in the late innings, but the Altoona Curve defeated the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 9-8 on Thursday night. With the win, the Curve are now 24-22 on the season.

Cam Junker and Braeden Ogle each pitched an inning of relief late in the game for Altoona. They each allowed a hit, with Junker issuing a walk while allowing two hits and Ogle walked four. Juan Mianya was then able to get the final out of the game on a lineout with the bases loaded for the Curve to hang on.

Matt Eckelman worked as an opener for the Curve allowing 3 runs on four hits and three walks in 1.2 innings pitched. Travis MacGregor then pitched 2.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on three hits, walk, a pair of home runs, and five strikeouts. Omar Cruz ptiched 2/3 of an inning, walking a pair and picking up a strikeout along the way.

At the top of the lineup Liover Peguero had a big gmae going 2-for-4 with two walks and a pair of RBI. The middle infield prospect is hitting for a .256/.337/.403 slash line in 199 plate appearances this season.

Matt Fraizer had just one hit, but drove in five runs. Henry Davis was 1-for-4 with a walk while starting at catcher, Matt Gorski was 0-for-3 with a walk and a RBI, and Connor Scott was 2-for-5 with two runs scord. Jacob Gonzalez hit a double, drew a walk, and scored two runs.