From the Vault: Independence Day 2019

By Garett Mansfield

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Why it mattered

During a season filled with ups and downs, there was no high higher in 2019 than the Curve’s Fourth of July victory over the Erie SeaWolves. The back-and-forth contest was played in front of a sellout crowd of 8,806 fans, the ninth-largest regular season crowd in franchise history. On the field, there were a couple of firsts: it was the first July 4 game for the Curve that went into extra innings and the contest ended on a walk-off hit, the first walk-off win for the Curve in the team’s 21st July 4 game.

Key Plays

8:55 – Jose Azocar two-run home run (Erie 2, Curve 0)
17:27 – Chris Sharpe two-run home run (Curve 2, Erie 2)
47:13 – RBI ground out by Jerrick Suiter (Curve 3, Erie 2)
51:37 – Bligh Madris keeps Curve on top, throws out runner at home from right field
1:34:50 – Daniel Pinero draws bases-loaded walk (Erie 3, Curve 3)
1:54:33 – Frank Schwindel hit by pitch with bases loaded (Erie 4, Curve 3)
1:59:50 – Josh Lester gives Erie a two-run cushion (Erie 5, Curve 3)
2:09:42 – Chris Sharpe RBI single brings Curve within one (Erie 5, Curve 4)
2:15:20 – Robbie Glendinning walk-off, two-run double (Curve 6, Erie 5)

Other Historic Replays

2013 Curve-Pirates Exhibition Game
Altoona hosts Stephen Strasburg’s MiLB debut for Harrisburg
Altoona Curve capture 2017 Eastern League Championship
Curve start 2015 playoffs with seven-run comeback win

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