Rumble Ponies drop series-opener against Altoona, 6-0

Altoona pitcher Luis Ortiz throws a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against...
Altoona pitcher Luis Ortiz throws a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.(Jacob Russo/WBNG)
Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:35 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies lost to the Altoona Curve 6-0 on Tuesday evening. The Ponies were held to just three hits on the day.

Altoona opened the scoring in the second with a two-run homerun to right field from Aaron Shackelford off Alex Valverde (1-4), his 20th of the season, putting the Curve ahead 2-0. Shackelford added an RBI single in the seventh as well.

Endy Rodriguez knocked in Jared Triolo with an RBI double off the centerfield wall to put Altoona on top 3-0 in the sixth. Connor Scott’s two-run double in the seventh then increased the Altoona lead to 6-0.

Altoona starter Luis Ortiz threw six scoreless frames giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Ponies relievers Josh Hejka and Joe Zanghi combined for three scoreless innings surrendering a hit and no walks with three strikeouts.

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