Local Sports 8/7/18

THE 1ST DAY OF THE AAABA NATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNEY WENT WELL FOR THE ALTOONA ENTRY. ALTOONA CLUBBED THE BROOKLYN GRAYS 11-5 AT MT. ALOYSUIS COLLEGE. ALTOONA BANGED OUT 16 HITS EN ROUTE TO ITS VICTORY. ALTOONA WILL PLAY TODAY AT 11:00 AT ROXBURY PARK TAKING ON COLUMBUS OHIO.

 

THE 2 JOHNSTOWN ENTRIES ALSO WON THEIR FIRST ROUND GAMES, AND WILL BOTH PLAY TODAY. MARTELLAS WILL PLAY THE BROOKLYN RAMS AT POINT STADIUM AT 7:00 TONIGHT, WHILE CARPENTERS WILL PLAY NEW ORLEANS AT THE POINT AT 11:00.

 

THE PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE ALTOONA CURVE. WITH JUST 4 WEEKS LEFT IN THE SEASON, THE DEFENDING EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPS BEGIN THEIR PUSH FOR THE 2018 PLAYOFFS TONIGHT AT TRENTON, THE TEAM THEY BEAT FOR THE TITLE LAST YEAR. THE CURVE CURRENTLY ARE 3 GAMES IN FRONT OF HARRISBURG FOR THE SECOND SPOT IN THE WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFF CHASE.

 

SCOOTER HIGHTOWER WILL TAKE THE MOUND FOR ALTOONA TONIGHT AGAINST THE THUNDER. GAME TIME IS SET FOR 7:00.