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Curve get 2 in 9th, edge Fisher Cats
The Altoona Curve scored a couple of runs in the top of the ninth inning to grab a 4-2 win in the first of a three-game series in front of 5,781 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Tuesday night.
Altoona improved to 26-41.
Hobson’s homer to right field on a 1-0 pitch led off the seventh inning and cut Altoona’s lead in half to 2-1.
Kenny Wilson led off the inning with an infield single and went to second on Jon Berti’s sacrifice bunt. After Ryan Schimpf struck out, Mike McDade knocked in Wilson with a double off the wall in right.
The Curve answered with their two runs off Randy Boone, on for starter P.J. Walters, in the top of the ninth.
Hobson had five home runs and knocked in 15 runs in his last 10 games in Dunedin.
“He competed at the plate with the pitchers and drove in a lot of runs,” Meacham said. “He had one hot streak where he had a bunch of homers and bunch of ribbies in one month and he ended up with 80 some-odd RBI. I expect him to do good things.”
Fisher Cat infielder Andy Fermin was activated from the disabled list on Monday and sent to Dunedin. Infielder Gabe Jacobo was activated and released.