Senators drop second game of series 12-4 to the Altoona Curve
Harrisburg hung around for much of the game, but Altoona strung together strong innings in the sixth, seventh and eighth to capture a decisive 12-4 victory.
Both sides traded runs in the third inning and took a 1-1 tie into the sixth inning. After the Senators were held scoreless in the top of the inning, the Curve took a 3-1 lead courtesy of two runs in the home half of the inning. The Curve added seven more runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Senators did their best to mount a comeback in the eight, but were only able to muster three runs and could get no closer.
Yeudy Garcia earned the victory for the Curve, allowing just five hits over 5.1 innings. Garcia struck out five and allowed just one run. Connor Joe was the story of the night offensively for the Curve. Joe put together an impressive 3-for-5 line with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Alec Keller’s performance was a bright spot for the Senators. Keller turned in a 4-for-5 performance with a double and a run scored.
The two sides will complete their three game series tomorrow with a 1 p.m. opening pitch at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.