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Check Out Some of the Best Photos From Last Night’s Altoona Championship Victory

The Altoona Curve won the 2017 Eastern League title. Photo Credit: David Hague
Check Out Some of the Best Photos From Last Night’s Altoona Championship Victory

The Altoona Curve won the 2017 Eastern League title last night, and Pirates Prospects had full coverage. As part of that coverage, we had our photographer, David Hague, on hand to get photos from the event, ranging from Mitch Keller’s first pitch, to David getting soaked in the middle of a champagne celebration. Here are some of the best photos from the night. For a full recap of last night’s game, check out Sean McCool’s article. We will have more from this championship later today.

Mitch Keller threw 7.1 innings, giving up two runs and striking out eight. –David Hague

Jin-De Jhang had a three RBI game with a triple. –David Hague

Mitch Keller gets removed from the game in the eighth. –David Hague

Johnny Hellweg strands two runners in relief of Keller. –David Hague

Tate Scioneaux closes out the game. –David Hague

Altoona Curve celebrate league championship –David Hague

Cole Tucker celebrates with his teammates after the game. –David Hague

The Eastern League champions. –David Hague

The trophies –David Hague

Mitch Keller named MVP –David Hague

Holding up the trophy –David Hague

Holding up the trophy –David Hague

Getting ready for the locker room celebration –David Hague

Champagne and beer everywhere –David Hague

  • piraddict

    Those are some great photographs! Kudos to David Hague!

  • NMR

    I love that Tucker was with the club for less than half the year, is injured, and *still* is front-and-center with his teammates in celebration. Kid is a baseball rat.

    • He’s also a true leader. It’s kind of amazing watching from behind the scenes the last few years how he positively impacts every clubhouse, despite being the youngest player on every team.

      • NMR

        I appreciate that, Tim!

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