Extra innings walks off victory for Altoona
Wednesday night saw the Double-A Altoona Curve walk off the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in extra innings. Following a 4-3 victory in 10 innings, the Curve are now back over .500 on the season at 23-22.
The Curve walk off came via a Connor Scott scarifice fly. After Matt Gorski started the ininng on second base, he stole third base to set up the walk off sacrifice fly. This was Scott's lone RBI in an 0-for-4 night.
Liover Peguero was 1-for-3 with two walks at the top of the Curve lineup and center fielder Matt Fraizer was 1-for-4. In addition to scoring the winning run, Gorski also hit his 6th home run of the season. Mason Martin also got in the home run fun with his 9th of the season.
Henry Davis started at catcher and was 0-for-3, but he also drew a pair of walks and scored a run. Lolo Sanchez was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Kyle Nicolas started for Altoona and pitched 6 strong innings. Nicolas fired 51 of 83 pitches for strikes, while allowing two hits, walking a batter, and striking out eight in 6 scoreless innings of work. This lowered his ERA on the season to 4.05.
Juan Minaya struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 7th inning, and Noe Toribio issued a walk while picking up a strikeout in a scoreless 8th inning. Tyler Samaniego struggled in the 9th inning allowing 3 runs on four hits and a home run. Oliver Garcia then issued a walk and struck out a pair in a scoreless 10th inning.