Curve 7, Aeros 0
Key situation: Altoona starter and left-handed pitcher Eliecer Navarro (2-2, 4.82 ERA) threw six shutout innings, and was backed by three Curve relievers who kept the Aeros off the board as Altoona combined to limit Akron’s offense to seven hits in the shutout loss.
Quick hits: Aeros starter and right-handed pitcher Brett Brach held the Curve to two runs over five innings, but dropped to 5-5 with the loss. … The only Aeros pitcher effective in relief was right-hander Enosil Tejeda, who threw two shutout innings. Meanwhile, Shawn Armstrong and J.D. Reichenbach combined to give up five runs in just two innings of work. … Left-fielder Kyle Bellows was the only Aeros batter to get multiple hits, going 2-for-4.
Next game: Aeros right-hander Will Roberts (6-6, 4.46 ERA) and Curve right-hander Nick Kingham (1-2, 3.86 ERA) are the scheduled pitchers for the second game of this four-game series at 7:05 p.m. today at Canal Park.
— Stephanie Storm