The crowd of 6,003 on this cool September night were treated to a decent group pitching performance after Derek Hankins went out after 3 shutout innings with an apparent injury. Mike Colla came in and shut the door on the Reading Phillies, allowing only a 4th inning no-doubt homer. Colla pitched 4 much needed innings and got 4 K's while not allowing a walk.
Mercer went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
For the Curve, they scraped together a timely two-run 3rd inning with an RBI single from Jordy Mercer (2-4 on the night), followed by an RBI double from Matt Hague. 2010 Altoona Curve MVP Hector Gimenez (2-3) also had a double in the left field corner in the 6th inning to give the Curve the eventual game-winning run and a 3-1 lead.
The laconic crowd came to life when local favorite, Daniel Mo...
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