2015 was certainly a memorable season for the Altoona Curve. The team made the Eastern League playoffs for the first time since 2010 and pulled off some incredible wins on the way. The roster was filled was some high-profile Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who delivered all season.
From walk-off wins to outstanding performances, relive the top moments of the 2015 Altoona Curve season.
May 2: Josh Bell lifts the Curve to a come-from-behind win with a walk-off homer against the Erie SeaWolves.
June 21: The Curve have a full game aired on national television for the first time as part of the American Sports Network’s Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase, defeating the Harrisburg Senators 7-3.
July 12: On the big stage, Josh Bell smashes a two-run homer in the SiriusXM Futures Game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
July 21: The Curve set a franchise record with 24 hits in a single game and tied the record for the most runs in a single game with 18 in a win over the Erie SeaWolves.
July 21: Trailing 7-1 entering the final inning, the Curve score seven straight runs capped by a walk-off, two-run single from Andy Vasquez to defeat the Erie SeaWolves, 8-7.
July 26: Tyler Glasnow strikes out 12 batters at Akron in what would be his final start for the Curve before being promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. It was the most strikeouts for any Curve pitcher in a single game in 2015.
September 6: The Curve clinch their first postseason berth since 2010 with a 4-1 win over the Binghamton Mets.
September 9: The Curve fell behind the Baysox 7-0 early in Game 1 of the Western Division Series, but Stetson Allie started a rally with an RBI in the fourth inning. Barrett Barnes clubbed a grand slam in the fifth to close to deficit to two runs. In the ninth inning, Austin Meadows hit a two-run homer to tie the game, and two batters later, Jacob Stallings hit a walk-off single to give the Curve an 8-7 win and a 1-0 lead in the postseason series.