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July 6, 2014

Local baseball in brief | July 6, 2014

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Patton sweeps Somerset DH

PATTON – the hosts swept both ends of a Cambria Legion doubleheader against Somerset, winning the opener 9-1 and the nightcap

8-7.

Patton catcher Tyler Crawford went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI in the first game while teammate Evan Waldron was 2-for-4 with a double. Nate Bearer took the win with 10 strikeouts.

Crawford was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Game 2 while teammate Josh Venesky was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Ethan Keefer homered twice for Somerset, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI.

Richland shares Central lead

LILLY – Richland moved into a first-place tie in the Central Division with St. Michael with a 7-5 win over Lilly in Cambria Legion action.

Nico Pecora was 2-for-3 with a double and scored three runs for Richland (13-7), which also got a

2-for-4 outing with three RBI from Ryan Onderko. Winning pitcher Carlo Kazmierczyk struck out nine in the complete-game win.

Gavin Martynuska was 2-for-4 with a double and scored a run for Lilly (12-8), which got an RBI apiece from Jake Hurkey and Mark Mardula.

Curve win fourth straight

ALTOONA -  A five-run first inning helped guide the Curve to their fourth straight win on Saturday night as they downed the Senators 7-2 in front of 4,613 at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Keon Broxton was 2-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI.

The Curve have won seven straight games against Harrisburg.

 Joan Montero (3-3) tossed a career-high six innings in the win and allowed just one run. He struck out three and walked one.

Harrisburg scored three times in the seventh, but the Curve bullpen held the line. Jason Townsend tossed the final 11⁄3 innings for his first save since returning to Altoona.

Broxton, Kelson Brown, Alen Hanson and Drew Maggi all had multi-hit games. Diaz finished 1-for-4 to run his hitting streak to six games, tying a personal season high.

 Altoona (33-54) will aim to sweep the Senators (33-53) in the 6 p.m. series finale tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Fireworks will follow the game.

Left-hander Joely Rodriguez (4-7, 4.38) will start for Altoona.

He’ll be opposed by Harrisburg right-hander Brian Dupra (1-3, 5.04).

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