Curve Score Two Touchdowns, Hold Erie to a Field Goal Under Friday Night Lights
Aaron Shackelford hits two home runs in five-RBI performance.
June 17, 2022
CURVE, Pa. – Aaron Shackelford slugged two home runs in a four-homer game for Altoona’s offense as the Curve defeated Erie, 14-3, on Friday night at PNG Field.
It was the first multi-homer run game for Shackelford in his career, who had a season-high five runs batted in, matching Andres
CURVE, Pa. –Aaron Shackelford slugged two home runs in a four-homer game for Altoona’s offense as the Curve defeated Erie, 14-3, on Friday night at PNG Field.
It was the first multi-homer run game for Shackelford in his career, who had a season-high five runs batted in, matching Andres Alvarez and Jack Suwinski for the team-high this season. He sent a three-run shot to right field in the fourth inning off Billy Lescher and followed it with a two-run homer in the fifth off Joe Navilhon.
His fifth inning blast capped off a six-run inning for Altoona, as Matt Gorski hit a bases-clearing three-run double in the at-bat before. Jared Triolo also drew a bases-loaded walk earlier in the frame, as Chavez Fernander allowed five runs on three hits in 0.2 innings.
Gorski hit his 21
st home run of the season, a solo shot to open the third inning for Altoona off the starter Wilmer Flores (L, 2-1). The mark matches the most by any player in the minors this season. Later in the frame, Lolo Sanchez homered to make it a 5-2 game in the third. It was the second straight game that Sanchez has left the yard and his fourth straight contest with a base hit.
Altoona first scored in the second on a Matt Fraizer two-run single. With the bases loaded and two away, Fraizer lined one down the right field line to clear the bases and make it a 2-2 game. Triolo followed with an RBI single to give Altoona the lead.
Altoona starter Carmen Mlodzinski allowed two runs on three hits and two strikeouts in 0.2 innings pitched. He was pulled with the bases loaded and two outs in the first after throwing 36 pitches. Travis MacGregor (W, 4-1) earned the win, going 3.1 innings and striking out five without allowing a run. Tyler Samaniego tossed a scoreless inning before Nick Dombkowski threw the final four frames for the Curve. Dombkowski earned the save, allowing one run in the ninth inning on a Wenceel Perez RBI-single. He struck out five batters, giving the Curve 12 in the contest.
Gorski finished 3-for-4 with four RBI and a triple shy of the cycle in the contest. Sanchez, Fraizer, and Connor Scott each had two hits to go with Shackelford’s two hit, five RBI performance. It is the third time this season that Altoona hit four home runs in a game, and sixth time they have hit two in an inning. It’s also the 14th time the Curve have recorded 10 or more hits.
Altoona will continue its six-game series with the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, on Friday night. RHP Reese Olson will get the start for Erie, with RHP Austin Roberts starting for Altoona in a bullpen game.
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