Wilson cruised Altoona to victory and a 2-1 lead in the finals.
The Altoona Curve took a 2-1 lead in the best of five Eastern League Championship Series on Friday night after shutting out the Trenton Thunder 5-0. Justin Wilson led the way, pitching an outstanding seven shutout innings, allowing just one walk, five hits, and three strikeouts.
Wilson had run in to control issues at the end of the season. In his final two starts of the year, plus his first playoff start, Wilson combined to walk 15 batters in 16 innings. However, Wilson only allowed three runs, thanks to just nine hits allowed and 16 strikeouts over that same time span. Tonight the control issues seemed to be in check, and Wilson cruised through seven innings.
Wilson allowed a one out double in the first inning, but got two straight outs to escape the inning. The double, given up to Justin Snyder, was the first of only two instances when Wilson allowed a runner to reach scoring position. Wilson didn't allow ...
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