Fedde Strong in Senators 5-2 Win
Keyes homers in win; Senators pound out 12 hits
Erick Fedde pitched seven solid innings to lead the Harrisburg Senators to a 5-2 win over the Altoona Curve. The win evened the series at a game each and snapped the Senators three-game losing streak. The Senators also move to within a game and a half of Altoona for first place in the Western Division. Harrisburg improves to 62-54 while Altoona falls to 63-52.
Andrew Stevenson doubled and scored on a passed ball in the first inning giving the Senators a 1-0 lead. With Shawn Pleffner at first, Kevin Keyes unloaded his 10th home run of the year to extend the Senators lead to 3-0. In the fourth, the Senators made it 4-0 when Rafael Bautista hit a sacrifice fly scoring Nick Rickles. Harrisburg made it 5-0 in the sixth when Bautista doubled with two outs and scored on a single by Stevenson.
Fedde only retired the side in order one time, but was solid in his double-A debut. Altoona touched him for a two-out run in the seventh inning. He scattered five hits for his first win for the Senators.
Andrew Robinson and Justin De Fratus finished the game for the Senators as they pitched the eighth and ninth innings respectively. Altoona scored a run in the ninth off De Fratus but with runners at first and second, he retired the final three batters to nail down the win.
Stevenson led the hit parade with three hits and Keyes, Rickles and Adrian Sanchez all had two hits in the game. The Senators offense has 24 hits in the past two games.
The final game of the three-game series in Altoona is Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460, through iHeart Radio and the Tune In app beginning at 6:50 p.m. with the Matt LeCroy Show.