Curve Top Baysox, 5-3

BOWIE, Md. – Clay Holmes pitched through seven innings and Stetson Allie homered for the second consecutive day as the Altoona Curve beat the Bowie Baysox, 5-3, on Saturday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

Holmes (Win, 4-4) pitched a career-high seven innings and allowed three runs, all on solo home runs, with a walk and no strikeouts.

With the game tied 2-2 in the sixth, Anderson Feliz doubled to bring in two runs and give the Curve a 4-2 lead.

After a run by the Baysox in the seventh, Stetson Allie answered with a solo homer to center field, pushing the Curve lead to 5-3. It was Allie’s fifth home run of the season and his second in the last two games.

Down 2-0 early, Allie got the Curve their first run of the game with an RBI single in the fourth. Erich Weiss tied it with a triple that brought Harold Ramirez across the plate in the fifth.

Holmes allowed a pair of early solo homers, one in the first to Tucker Nathans and another in the second by Chris O’Brien, putting the Baysox ahead, 2-0. Garabez Rosa hit the third solo home run of the game for the Baysox against Holmes in the seventh inning.

Jared Lakind pitched around a walk to post a scoreless eighth inning. Montana DuRapau (Save, 10) remained perfect in save chances this season with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Weiss finished the game 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, raising his average to a team-best .300 this season. He now has a hit in 11 consecutive games, tying him with Ramirez for the longest streak by a Curve batter this year.

Meadows had two hits and stole two bases. Feliz went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.

In his Double-A debut, Bowie starter John Means (Loss, 0-1) allowed four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings.

The Curve and Baysox continue the series on Sunday afternoon. Altoona sends lefty Brandon Waddell (3-0, 2.78) to the mound, opposed by Bowie right-hander Brandon Barker, who will make his Eastern League debut after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves for major-league reliever Brian Matusz earlier this week. First pitch at Prince George’s Stadium is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.


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