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Altoona Loses on Walk Off Wild Pitch

Altoona Loses on Walk Off Wild Pitch

Pribanic pitched seven strong innings tonight, but Altoona couldn't close out the win.

The Altoona Curve went to extra innings for the second night in a row, only this time it was the Richmond Flying Squirrels who came away with a victory, winning by a 3-2 score in 11 innings.  Altoona held a 1-0 lead until the eighth inning, when Michael Dubee allowed the tying run to score.  The game stayed tied until the 11th, when Jose Hernandez delivered a pinch hit, two out single to bring in Jordy Mercer for the go ahead run.  However, the Curve were unable to hold the lead, as Noah Krol had a throwing error to bring in the tying run, and a wild pitch to bring in the winning run for Richmond.

Altoona got a great outing from Aaron Pribanic, who pitched seven innings, allowing three hits, and one run, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Pribanic came out for the eighth inning, and allowed a leadoff hit, which ended his night.  He was very efficient, ending up with 69 pitches, with 48 of t...

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