Local Sports 8/2/18

MOTHER NATURE ONCE AGAIN WREAKED HAVOC WITH THE ALTOONA CURVE, BUT ONCE AGAIN, THE CURVE GOT THE BENEFIT OF RAIN. THE CURVE BEAT HARRISBURG LAST NIGHT 1-0 IN A RAIN SHORTENED 7 INNING GAME IN HARRISBURG. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN 2 WEEKS THAT THE CURVE GOT A RAIN SHORTENED WIN.

 

KE’BRYAN HAYES’ SOLO HOME RUN IN THE 1ST INNING WAS ALL THAT THE CURVE NEEDED TO PICK UP THE WIN. ALTOONA NOW LEADS THE SENATORS BY 3 GAMES FOR SECOND PLACE IN THE WESTERN DIVISION. THE FINAL GAME OF THE SERIES IS TONIGHT AT CITY ISLAND FIELD.

 

A PITTSBURGH PIRATES MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER HAS BEEN HIT WITH A 72 GAME SUSPENSION FOR VIOLATING A DRUG POLICY. EDDISON POLONIA WAS SUSPENED ALONG WITH 2 OTHER PLAYERS FOR USING ILLEGAL OR BANNED SUBSTANCES. HE IS A PITCHER IN THE DOMINICAN ROOKIE SUMMER LEAGUE.

 

PENN STATE HAS LANDED ANOTHER 4 STAR RECRUIT FOR THE 2019 CLASS. MICHAEL JOHNSON JR IS A SENIOR AT SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL IN OREGON, AND MADE THE COMMITMENT TO PENN STATE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE YESTERDAY. JOHNSON HAS EMASSED NEARLY 5600 PASSING YARDS AND NEARLY 2000 RUSHING YARDS IN JUST 3 SEASONS, TO GO ALONG WITH 97 TOUCHDOWNS EITHER BY RUNNING OR PASSING.