Local Sports 8/01/18

THE ALTOONA CURVE MADE IT THROUGH THE TRADE DEADLINE, BUT FORGOT TO SHOW UP AT THE BALLPARK LASTNGIHT. THE CURVE WERE BLOWN OUT BY HARRISBURG 11-3 IN THE 1ST GAME OF THEIR CRUCIAL 3 GAME SERIES.WITH THE LOSS, ALTOONA NOW HAS A 2 GAME LEAD OVER THE SENATORS FOR THE SECOND PLAYOFF SPOT HEADING INTO AUGUST.

 

GAME 2 OF THE SERIES IS TONIGHT AT CITY ISLAND FIELD. AUSTIN COLEY WILL PITCH FOR ALTOONA.

 

FORMER CURVE PITCHER TAYLOR HEARN IS ACTUALLY GOING HOME THANKS TO A TRADE THE PIRATES MADE THIS WEEK. HEARN ALONG WITH A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER, WERE TRATED TO THE TEXAS RANGERS ON MONDAY. HEARN GREW UP ABOUT AN HOUR FROM ARLINGTON, HOME OF THE RANGERS. HEARN SAYS HIS MOTHER WILL NOW GET TO SEE HIM PLAY MORE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY IF HE MAKES IT TO THE MAJORS.

 

HOLLIDAYSBURG WAS IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AT THE 15-16 YEAR OLD STATE VFW TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND YESTERDAY IN HUNTINGDON. UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS DIDN’T GO AS PLANNED. LEBANON VALLEY BEAT HOLLIDAYSBURG TWICE 9-2 AND 14-5 TO CAPTURE THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HOLLDAYSBURG FINISHED THE TOURNEY WITH A 3-2 RECORD.