From the Vault: Curve come back vs. Baysox

By Garett Mansfield

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Why it mattered

The Curve have played a lot of memorable playoff games. This game from September 9, 2015 is at the top of the list of any non-championship clinching games.

After a 1:46 rain delay, Bowie jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning with the help of three Curve errors. However, the Curve bullpen did not let the Baysox expand their advantage.

Altoona chipped away and made it a game again after Barrett Barnes socked a grand slam in the fifth inning, the first postseason grand slam in Curve history. Altoona eventually erased all seven runs they trailed by when Austin Meadows hit a two-run, game-tying homer. It was his first home game at PNG Field after a late-season promotion from A-Adv. Bradenton. Two hitters later, Jacob Stallings delivered the walk-off single to give the Curve one of their team’s most improbable wins.

By fighting back from a 7-0 deficit, the win for Altoona tied a team record for the largest comeback victory in franchise history.

Key Plays

19:47 – Bowie gets on the board

22:42 – Glynn Davis puts Bowie up, 4-0

30:00 – Baysox make it a seven-run second

47:14 – Austin Meadows makes sliding catch to open fourth inning

59:40 – Altoona gets on the board with RBI groundout by Stetson Allie

1:12:00 – Quincy Latimore takes extra bases away from Jose Osuna

1:14:15 – Barrett Barnes grand slam

1:39:57 – Stetson Allie makes a spectacular, over-the-shoulder catch up against the right field wall

2:02:22 – Austin Meadows socks game-tying, two-run homer

2:04:45 – Jacob Stallings walk-off single

Other Replays

2013 Curve-Pirates Exhibition Game

Altoona hosts Stephen Strasburg’s MiLB debut for Harrisburg

Altoona Curve capture 2017 Eastern League Championship

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