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Two Homers From Mercer Lead Altoona to Victory

Two Homers From Mercer Lead Altoona to Victory

Mercer hit two homers, leading Altoona to a 6-4 victory.

Altoona got a great pitching performance last night from Rudy Owens, who turned in five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts, arguably out-pitching future Hall of Famer Andy Pettitte, who was pitching for Trenton.  The problem was, Owens didn't get much run support, leaving with a 2-2 tie after five innings, despite several opportunities by Altoona to put more runs on the board.  Altoona got another strong start tonight from starter Jeff Locke, and this time the offense came through with the support.

Josh Harrison got things started in the first inning with a solo homer, a no-doubt blast to left field to make the score 1-0.  Coming in to tonight, Harrison was hitting for a .261/.292/.565...

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