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By Marty Leap
Double-A Altoona rides strong pitching performances to victory
Following a 2-1 victory over the Bowie Baysox, the Double-A Altoona Curve are now 5-7 on the season. This victory was driven by a strong pitching performance from the Altoona pitching staff, led by starter Jared Jones.
Jones pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 run on just seven hits. Jones did not walk a batter, he struck out five, he hit a batter, and he threw 49 of 71 pitches for strikes. Jones now owns a 2.63 ERA to go with a 6:14 BB:K ratio in 13.2 innings pitched this season.
The Curve did not do much offensively, but they did enough to pick up a victory. Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom of the 7th inning Lolo Sanchez walked to start the inning and Andres Alvarez singled. Drew Maggi then laid down a bunt for a single, and a throwing error by Bowie allowed Sanchez to score.
With the game now tied at 1 Matt Fraizer struck out swinging. However, he would reach base on a dropped third strike and a throwing error. Altoona would then take a lead on a sacrifice fly by Liover Peguero that proved to plate the winning run.