Local Sports 7/5/18

PITCHING HAS BECOME A PROBLEM FOR THE ALTOONA CURVE LATELY. THE TRENTON THUNDER CAME TO TOWN YESTERDAY AND RAN OVER THE CURVE 8-3 AT PNG FIELD. THE THUNDER SMASHED OUT 14 HITS ON THE WAY TO THE WIN BEFORE MORE THAN 8500 CURVE FANS ON HAND TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY. 5 RELIEF PITCHERS HAD TO FINISH THE GAME AFTER…

 

A SCARY MOMENT IN THE FIRST INNING FOR ALTOONA. STARTING PITCHER EDUARDO VERA WAS HIT ON THE RIGHT ARM WITH A WICKED LINE DRIVE OFF THE BAT OF ABIATAL AVELINO. VERA WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT, AND X-RAYS REVEALED NO FRACTURES. NO WORD ON IF VERA WILL MISS ANY TIME. GAME 2 OF THE 5 GAME SERIES IS TONIGHT AT 7:00. BRET HELTON WILL START FOR ALTOONA.

 

PENNN STATE HAS LANDED YET ANOTHER TOP NATIONAL RECRUIT FOR 2019. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE LIONS HAVE RECEIVED A VERBAL COMMITMENT FROM FLORIDA RECEIVER JOHN DUNMORE. HE IS RATED AMONG THE TOP 50 RECRUITS FOR 2019. HE CHOSE PSU OVER AUBURN, FLORIDA ST. MICHIGAN, OHIO STATE, FLORIDA AND MIAMI.

 

THE ANNUAL ANGIE GIOIOSA JULY 4TH RACES WERE HELD YESTERDAY. WINNERS IN THE 15K RUN WERE JERROD SUNDERLAND OF ALTOONA, ANNA BALOURIS OF HOLLIDAYSBURG. 5K WINNERS WERE GARRET SUTTON OF GALLITZIN, MORGAN HESS OF HUNTINGDON. THE 2K WALK WINNER WAS DONNA STOLTZ OF ALTOONA.