Local Sports 8/15/18

THE ALTONA CURVE CONTINUE TO GAIN GROUND LATE IN THE SEASON. THE CURVE GOT A GREAT PITCHING PERFORMANCE IN THEIR 5-0 WIN AT NEW HAMSPHIRE LAST NIGHT. DARIO AGRAZAL AND 2 RELIEVERS SHUT OUT THE FISHER CATS. LOGAN HILL’s 3 RUN HOMER IN THE 7TH INNING CLINCHED THE WIN FOR THE CURVE.

 

WITH THE WIN, ALTOONA IS NOW JUST 2 GAMES BEHIND AKRON FOR THE WESTERN DIVISION LEAD WITH A LITTLE LESS THAN 3 WEEKS OF PLAY REMAINING. ALTOONA IS STILL 3 GAMES AHEAD OF HARRISBURG FOR SECOND PLACE. THE SENATORS TOOK A DOUBLEHEADER FROM ERIE LAST NIGHT TO GAIN A HALF GAME ON THE CURVE.

 

THE 2019 CURVE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN RELEASED. THE CURVE WILL BEGIN NEXT SEASON ON THE ROAD WITH A 7 GAME TRIP TO AKRON AND ERIE BEFGINNING ON APRIL 4TH. THE HOME OPENER WILL BE ON APRIL 11TH VS AKRON. THE CURVE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HOME ON THE 4TH OF JULY, BUT WILL BE ON THE ROAD FOR BOTH MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY.

 

THE PIRATES HAVE COMPLETED THE TRADE WITH TAMPA BAY FOR PITCHER CHRIS ARCHER. THE BUCS HAVE SENT 2017 1ST ROUND PICK SHANE BAZ TO THE RAYS AS THE PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER IN THE ARCHER DEAL. THE BUCS SENT FORMER NUMBER 1 PICKS TYLER GLASNOW AND AUSTIN MEADOWS TO TAMPA FOR ARCHER ON JULY 31ST.

 

THE PITT-PENN STATE FOOTBALL GAME IN SEPTEMBER AT HEINZ FIELD WILL PLAY TO A SOLD OUT STADIUM. THERE ARE NO TICKETS LEFT FOR THE GAME WHICH WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON ABC-TV. KICKOFF IS SET FOR 8:00 ON SEPTEMEBER 8TH. YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE TICKETS FROM SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ON STUBHUB.