Bowie Baysox� 7,� Altoona Curve� 2 ...������ (box)
SS Jordy Mercer went 4-for-5 and Miles Durham blasted his 10th homer of the season, but it was not enough to overcome two 3-run innings by the Baysox.� Bowie jumped on Curve starter Jeff Locke in the 1st inning, with a walk, a single, and a 3-run homer.� The Curve got one run back in the 3rd inning, on three singles by 2B Chase d'Arnaud, 3B Josh Harrison, and Mercer.� (Mercer had also singled in the top of the 1st.)� Durham, making a rare start at first base, homered to lead off the 4th inning and bring the Curve closer, at 3-2.
But that was all the scoring the Curve would do.� They loaded the bases with two outs in the 5th, on singles by Mercer and DH Andrew Lambo and a walk by Durham, but a pop out ended the inning.� LF Jim Negrych singled in the 8th, but did not score.� Then in the top of the 9th, the Curve again loaded the bases with two outs, on three consecutive singles, by d'Arnaud, Harrison, and Mercer.� A ground out ended ...
Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.