Local Sports 8/24/18

THINGS KEEP ROLLING ALONG FOR THE ALTOONA CURVE. A 5 RUN 4TH INNING HIGHLIGHTED BY A MONSTER GRAND SLAM FROM ALFREDO REYES GAVE THE CURVE A 6-0 LEAD, AND ALTOONA WENT ON TO SWEEP HARRISBURG 6-3. THE WIN FOR ALTOONA GIVES THEM AN 8 GAME LEAD OVER THE SENATORS FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT, WITH JUST 12 TO PLAY.

 

STARTING PITCHER CAM VIEAUX THREW 5 SCORELESS INNINGS TO PICK UP THE WIN. ALTOONA WILL CONTINUE ITS LONGEST HOMESTAND OF THE SEASON BY HOSTING RICHMOND BEGINNING TONIGHT. GAME TIME IS SET FOR 6:00. DARIO AGRAZAL WILL THROW FOR THE CURVE. THE TEAMS WILL PLAY A TWI-NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER TOMORROW BEGINNING AT 4:00.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEGINS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TONIGHT. IN BLAIR COUNTY, A PAIR OF BACKYARD RIVALRIES WILL HIGHLIGHT OPENING WEEK. HOLLIDAYSBURG AND ALTOONA WILL MEET AT MANSION PARK, THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011, AND BELLWOOD VISITS TYRONE FOR THEIR ANNUAL OPENING WEEK BRAWL.