Richmond Flying Squirrels� 4,� Altoona Curve� 1 (box)
Curve starter Rudy Owens pitched 5 strong innings, allowing only a double and a walk, with 7 strikeouts.� But he was the hard-luck losing pitcher when he gave up a single and a 2-run homer in the 6th inning, amidst 2 more strikeouts.� Ramon Aguero relieved Owns to begin the 7th inning, and he gave up 2 more runs after recording 2 outs in the 7th inning.� He gave up a double, then threw a wild pitch on strike three of a strikeout, which brought in one run.� A walk and an RBI single brought in the second run in that inning.� Mike Colla pitched a scoreless 8th inning.
The Curve batters matched the Flying Squirrels with 6 hits, but only scored one run, which came in the 6th inning, and that run was by Owens himself.� He led off the inning with a double, moved to third on SS Chase d'Arnaud's single, and scored when 3B Josh Harrison bounced into a double play.� C Kris Watts had the only base hit in the first 3 innings of the game for the...
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