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Recapping Friday night's Pirate minor league action

Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos / Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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Altoona hangs on for a 1-run victory

The Erie Seawolves scored a combined 5 runs between the 8th and 9th inning. Despite this, the Double-A Altoona Curve were able to hang on for an 8-7 victory. This victory improves the Curve to 38-40 on the season.

Aaron Shortridge started for Altoona. Shortridge pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs on four hits, a walk, and five strikeouts. Shortridge threw 57 of 80 pitches strikes, inducing both six ground ball and fly ball outs.

Cam Junker pitched the 8th inning allowing 3 runs on four hits, no walks, and two strikeouts. Although, only 2 of his runs were earned due to a Jackson Glenn throwing error. Lefty Braeden Ogle issued two walks and uncorked a wild pitch in the 9th inning, this led to him allowing 2 runs despite not allowing a hit. Ogle still closed things out for the Curve victory.

Lolo Sanchez bat lead off for the Curve going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Glenn was 3-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI, and two runs scored. Tsung-Che Cheng had his best game yet at the Double-A level going 2-for-4 with a triple, run scored, and a RBI.

Matt Fraizer was 3-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI, and two runs scored. Cahvez Young and Claudio Finol each had multi-hit games as well. Jacob Gonzalez also had two hits, including a double and two RBI.