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By Marty Leap
Altoona hangs on for wild high scoring victory over the Bowie Baysox
Thursday saw the Altoona Curve and Bowie Baysox play a wild game. In a game that saw the Curve allow 9 runs across the final 3 innings, they hung on for a 13-11 victory over the Baysox. With the win, the Curve are now 17-17 on the season.
Liover Peguero remains red hot for the Curve. The shortstop was 3-for-6 with his 12th double of the season, two runs scored, and three RBI. Lolo Sanchez was 1-for-4 with a walk, RBI, and a run scored. Henry Davis was held to just one hit, but drove in his 21st run of the season.
Mason Martin and Claudio Finol both hit home runs for the Curve, with Martin's being a grand slam. This gives Martin 6 on the season, while Finol's home run was his 1st. Connor Scott also had a big night going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI.
Aaron Shortridge started for the Curve and pitched well. The righty allowed 2 runs on five hits, two walks, and four strikeouts in 6 innings pitched. This outing lowered Shortridge's ERA on the season to 3.82.
The Curve bullpen, however, would have a long night.
Nick Dombkowski pitched the 7th inning and allowed a solo home run. Tyler Samaniego was summouned to pitch the 8th inning. The lefty faced five batters and did not record on an out on his way to allowing 5 runs on three hits and two walks.
Lefty Braden Ogle cleaned up the 8th inning, but not before allowing 2 runs on a home run and a walk. Things were not easy in the 9th inning for Oliver Garcia. He allowed a run, two hits, and issued a walk, but he also struck out a pair to close the game out for Altoona.