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Group effort carries Altoona to victory

It was a group effort for the Double-A Altoona Curve on Tuesday night. This group effort resulted in a 6-4 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels. With the win, the Curve improved to 28-22 on the season.

There were plenty of big nights for the Curve offense. Shortstop Liover Peguero was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and a RBI. Matt Gorski started in center field going 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored, and two RBI. Right fielder Matt Fraizer was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Fraizer also made a terrific catch in right field.

In his Double-A debut Abrahan Guiterrez served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with a walk. Andres Alvarez and Drew Maggi each had a multi-hit performance, and catcher Dylan Shockley had the go-ahead hit in the top of the 9th.

Kyle Nicolas started for Altoona and allowed 3 runs on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Travis MacGregor pitched 3 perfect innings of relief, striking out five batters. Cam Junker allowed a run in the 7th inning, Tyler Samaniego and Oliver Mateo each pitched a scoreless inning to close the game out.