Altoona Curve

Curve Experience Penultimate Pain in Akron

September 16, 2023 - Eastern League (EL)
Altoona Curve News Release

AKRON, OH - Akron scored six times across the sixth and seventh inning against the Curve bullpen and cruised to a 9-2 win over Altoona on Saturday night at Canal Park.

The Curve grabbed the game's first run just five pitches into the game when Jase Bowen tripled to left on the first pitch of his plate appearance in the top of the first. Connor Scott quickly brought Bowen home with a sacrifice fly to right field and earned a 1-0 lead.

Akron responded with three runs home in the second inning off Jackson Wolf. Wolf surrendered three straight hits to start the inning before earning a strikeout and a fly out. Wolf took the loss while pitching in front of dozens of family and friends in his native state of Ohio. Wolf struck out four and scatted six total hits over five innings.

Altoona pulled to within 3-2 in the fourth inning against Akron starter Jack Leftwich. Matt Fraizer and Jacob Gonzalez recorded back-to-back singles to set up the Curve, Chavez Young brought a run home when he reached on a fielder's choice; however, Andres Alvarez grounded out to end the threat.

Michell Miliano and Valentin Linarez each were touched for three runs in a single inning of relief. Akron's Korey Holland provided the biggest blow with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Jack Carey tossed a scoreless inning in his second outing with the Curve, working around two hits and striking out a pair.

The Curve wrap up their series with the Akron RubberDucks on Sunday evening at Canal Park. Altoona sends RHP Justin Meis to the mound for the 6:05 p.m. first pitch, with Akron slated to start RHP Ross Carver.

The Curve is proud to celebrate 25 years of memories in Curve, PA throughout the 2023 season. For tickets or more information, visit, call 877.99. CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office. Additionally, the Stockyard Team Store is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during every home game and online 24/7/365.

• Discuss this story on the Eastern League message board...

Eastern League Stories from September 16, 2023

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Altoona Curve Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central