Altoona Curve 7, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2(box)CF Starling Marte and SS Jordy Mercer collected 3 hits each as the Curve also avoided a sweep of the three-game series with the Flying Squirrels. Richmond scored first, off starter Jared Hughes, with a walk, a stolen base, a ground out, and an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Hughes went on to give up only one single and hit a batter over the next 4 innings. He had a little more trouble in the 7th, when a single and a double put two runners into scoring position, and an RBI ground out added another run for the Squirrels. Hughes pitched a season-high 7 innings, and allowed those two runs on 4 hits and a walk, with 2 strikeouts, to earn his first win of the season. Mercer had the only Curve hit...
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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.