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3-run 5th inning sinks Double-A Altoona

Early on it appeared a pitching duel was developing between the Altoona Curve and Harrisburg Senators. However, a poor 5th inning proved to be the beginning of Altoona's undoing in a 5-1 loss. A loss that dropped the Curve to 34-37 on the season.

Nick Dombkowski started for Altoona. The lefty pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing four hits, he did not walk a batter, threw 41 of 60 pitches for a strike, and struck out three. Fellow lefty Omar Cruz took over for Dombkowski in the 5th inning but only recorded one out. Cruz was charged for 3 runs on three hits and two walks.

In 1.2 innings pitched Brad Case allowed a run on three hits and a strikeout. Braeden Ogle walked a batter and struck a batter out in a scoreless 7th inning. Grant Ford allowed a run on two hits and a wild pitch in the 8th.

Liover Peguero stayed hot at the top of the Curve lineup going 1-for-3 with a walk. Peguero continues to push for a promotion back to the majors. Mason Martin was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his 12th of the season. Matt Fraizer was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and Jacob Gonzalez was 1-for-4. The rest of the Altoona lineup went 0-for-13 with a walk.