Senators Drop Season Finale to Altoona 7-4 in 12 Innings

The Sens go 25-27 after the break

By Harrisburg Senators | September 5, 2017 10:07 AM ET

The Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in 12 innings Monday afternoon at PNG Field. Taylor Hill worked a quality start while Stephen Perez homered and tripled as the Senators finished the regular season. 

The Curve opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the first on a run scoring single and a sacrifice fly. 

The Senators tied the game two runs of their own in the second. With two outs Khayyan Norfork walked, and was driven home on a triple by Perez. The next batter, Jake Lowery, singled to left to score Perez and knot the score at 2-2.

Altoona retook the lead in the third when Michael Suchy hit a solo home run.

The Curve held that lead until the seventh, when Perez launched a home run to right, tying the game at 3-3. 

After Jonathan Schwind hit a go-ahead pinch-hit home run in the seventh, the Senators answered with another tying run in the eighth. Victor Robles started the rally with a lead-off double, and two batters later Darian Sandford lined a single to left to even the score at 4-4. 

The game remained tied until the 12th inning when Mitchell Tolman hit a three-run walk-off home run to left, handing the Senators sixth walk-off loss of the season. Derek Self (4-3) took the loss after allowing the walk-off home run, while Tomas Morales (1-1) threw a scoreless inning of relief to earn the win. 

Senators starter Taylor Hill allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, his fifth consecutive quality start. Perez, Lowery and Robles all finished with multiple hits to lead the Senators offense. 

The Senators finish the 2017 season 60-80. The club begins the 2018 season Thursday, April 5 at Bowie before playing their home opener on Friday, April 13 against Bowie. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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