Allie Ninth Inning Hit Helps Curve Beat Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – The Altoona Curve broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and held off the Richmond Flying Squirrels for a 3-0 win on Saturday night at The Diamond.

With two outs and the bases loaded, Stetson Allie snuck a three-run triple inside the first-base bag, scoring all three runners on base.

The Curve loaded the bases with one out after three consecutive four-pitch walks by Richmond reliever Ray Black (Loss, 0-1). After Black struck out Jon Schwind, Allie drove a 2-2 pitch the other way to put the Curve ahead.

In the bottom of the ninth, Curve reliever Frank Duncan (Win, 1-0) struck out Hunter Cole and got Matt Winn to ground out for the first two outs, but walked the next two batters. With two on and two out, Montana DuRapau (Save, 2) came in and got Carlos Moncrief to ground out and end the game.

Making his Double-A debut, Duncan worked 3.2 scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts.

Altoona starter Cody Dickson pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

The Curve were held to just five hits in the game. Schwind went 2-for-4 and Allie finished the night with a single and his game-winning triple.

The Curve look to split the series with the Flying Squirrels on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond. Altoona ight-hander David Whitehead (0-1, `11.25) will make his second start of the year opposed by Richmond lefty Matt Gage (0-1, 31.50). First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

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