Altoona won a wild game last night, taking home a 13-12 victory in 11 innings. Six different Curve players homered, including this shot from Alen Hanson that temporarily put them up a run in the 10th inning. Hanson has been on a mini hot streak, batting .406 in his last eight games with three triples and two homers. The home run last night was his 9th of the season and 33rd extra-base hit.
Down in the GCL, 18-year-old infielder Sam Kennelly is getting his first taste of playing time in the United States. He was signed as a shortstop, but showed his versatility with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League this Winter by playing all four infield positions. In the video below, courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page, Kennelly legs out his second double of the season. He is hitting .281 with a .705 OPS in nine games.