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By Marty Leap
Altoona jumps out early, cruises to victory
The Double-A Altoona Curve scored 3 runs in the 1st inning. Then in the 3rd inning, they tacked on 2 more runs. This set the stage for the Curve to roll past the Bowie Baysox in an 8-1 victory that improved Altoona to 6-7 on the season.
Domingo Leyba doubled with one out in the bottom of the 1st inning scoring Henry Davis and Liover Peguero who each drew a walk. Jacob Gonzalez then singled home Leyba, giving the Curve a 3-0 lead after the 1st inning.
In the 3rd inning the Curve offense was at it again. Peguero singled to start the inning and came around to score on a Connor Scott triple. Scott would score on a wild pitch, making it 5-0 Curve. 3 more Curve runs scored in the 8th inning when Fabricio Macias hit a sacrifice fly and Andres Alvarez doubled.
Sean Sullivan started for Altoona, allowing two hits, walking two, and striking out three in 4.1 scoreless innings pitched. Cam Junker allowed a hit in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched, and Oliver Garcia allowed a run in the 7th inning. Tahnaj Thomas retired both batters he faced, Tyler Samaniego then struck out a pair in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched.