Nick Kingham struck out eight in 4.2 innings.

A double to deep center field in the top of the seventh by Carlos Paulino plated Drew Maggi from first for the eventual winning run, as the Curve beat the Flying Squirrels 3-2 in the first of two games Saturday night.

Starter Nick Kingham lasted just 4.2 innings while throwing 103 pitches. He allowed four hits, walked five and hit one, while striking out eight. Kingham worked in and out of jams in the first two innings, each time allowing runners to reach first and second with just one out, but benefited from a double-play ball and a runner caught stealing to make it through two scoreless.

Alen Hanson got the scoring started for Altoona, tripling to center field in the top of the third to plate Mel Rojas, Jr. For Hanson, it was his sec...

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