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Another strong Anthony Solometo start in an Altoona victory

The Double-A Altoona Curve improved to 44-45 on the season with a 5-3 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. The win was driven by another strong start from the best pitcher on Altoona's roster, as the Curve are now a win away from being back to .500 on the season.

Anthony Solometo started for Altoona and allowed 2 runs in the 1st inning. The 20 year old lefty then settled in to turn in another strong start. Solometo allowed those 2 runs on five hits, a walk, and five strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. In 18 starts between High-A and Double-A this season Solometo owns a 2.58 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 87.1 innings pitched.

Tahnaj Thomas allowed a hit in a scoreless 6th inning. Justin Meis pitched the final 3 innings of the game to pick up his 1st save of the season. Meis allowed a run on a solo home run, two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.

Chavez Young was 1-for-4 with a run scored, Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI, and Mason Martin was 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Jackson Glenn went 1-for-3 with a 3-run home run, his 2nd of the season. Mike Jarvis as 3-for-4.