Curve walk off the Baysox
After getting rained out on Saturday, the Double-A Altoona Curve returned to action on Sunday. While it was a cold, dreary day in Altoona, the Curve were able to capture a thrilling 5-4 walk off victory over the Bowie Baysox. With the win, the Curve are now back to .500 on the season at 7-7.
Aaron Shortridge started for Altoona, allowing 2 runs on four hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in 6 innings pitched. Due to a Lolo Sanchez error, only 1 of the 2 runs that Shortridge allowed was earned. Both runs Shortridge surrendered were in the 1st inning. After the 1st inning, Shortridge allowed just three base runners and faced just one batter over the minimum.
Lefty Nick Dombkowski took the ball in the 7th inning and made quick work of the Baysox. Dombkowski needed just 8 pitches to retire them in order while picking up a strikeout. Noe Toribio struggled in the 8th inning, only recording two outs while allowing 2 runs on two hits, a hit batter, and a walk. Tahnaj Thomas retired all four batters he faced, and stranded both runners he inherited in the 8th inning.
Henry Davis led the way for the Curve offense on Sunday. The former no. 1 overall pick went 3-for-3 with a walk, his 3rd and 4th home runs of the season, two runs scored, and 3 RBI. The aforementioned Sanchez made up for his defensive blunder by going 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk.
Sanchez also played hero in the 9th inning. Fabricio Macias walked to start the inning, Connor Scott singled, and Claudio Final laid down a sacrifice bunt. This brought Sanchez to the plate with runners on second and third with just one out. He proceeded to hit a walk off sacrifice fly, giving the Curve a 5-4 victory.