Thursday, October 12, 2017

Softball Hitting Academy to Start Nov 5, 2017

 The 2017-18 softball hitting academy start November 5 instead of October 29 due to Coach B being in Kentucky the last week of October

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2017 Curve Jr Season - One of the Best Ever!!!

The 2017 Curve Jr season will go down as one of the best ever.  Not just the wins but also in the
development and growth areas as well.  The senior class has been fun to watch since they were 13 years of age and too see them now before heading to their college careers unfold was just plain fun.
Five of those players made a major contribution in winning the state championship with their High School team.  This made it two years in a row that the Curve Jrs had 6 players on a high school
state championship team. Another high school team with 10 Curve Jrs won their 3rd District
Championship in a row.  All the other seniors made huge impacts on their teams as well
(I might be biased but, I think we are doing a lot of things right)
This class of seniors will be hard to replace but all the younger Curve Jrs showed this summer
that they just might be next to make major impacts on the ballfield.  Every age group
showed great competitiveness and are willing to work hard and learn by being coachable.
I do not remember any other season where there was absolutely no issues with attitudes.
What a FUN group it is to be with and coach at every age level.
I can’t wait for next year!!!
Thank you to all players, coaches, parents for making this the best year ever in program history!!!
Thank you to all the coaches or parents who helped in any way, throwing bp at practice or before games, just willing to help in any way.
Thank you to all the families who support their kids, grandkids, or just friends for making this
a great family atmosphere to be around at and in between games laughing and enjoying everyone.
This was truly the best season ever on every aspect in program history!!!
Coach B and Curve Jr Staff

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sign ups for Spring Training Academy Now

Anyone who participated with the Curve Jr tournament teams, summer workouts, or
fall ball training can sign up for their time slots now for the 2018 spring trading academy.

Non participants will be able to sign up starting Nov. 1

(Normally Academy sells out by 2nd week of November)

Spring Training Schedule (2hr work out)
(4 players per half hour)
Altoona Curve Stadium. 5:00-7:30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Saturday (starts 9:00am)

Tuesday Windber (Iron Horse Facility)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

14u n 15-16u Teams WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

Congratulations to both teams this past weekend on winning the championship!!!

The 14u team played great baseball all weekend in winning their first wood bat tournament.
They have been so close all year making great improvements in their development and it was fun to watch them get it done this past weekend. Solid pitching, solid defense, and timely hits was present.
Nick Coudriet pitched a complete semi final game winning 2-0 while Evan Shale pitched a complete
Championship game winning 1-0.  The 14u Curve Jrs only gave up 3 runs in 5 games while their bats produced 18 runs in winning the championship!

The 15-16u also had great pitching all weekend.  Garret Holzapfel, Dylan Maddox, Luca
Capperelli, Bryce Helmer, Brendan Grazier, Matt Allison and Bryce Helmer all pitched outstanding leading the Curve Jrs into the championship game.  From there Justin Harr pitched outstanding in the championship game going 6 1/3 innings before giving the ball to Bryce Helmer to
close out the game.  Caleb Jandora had a solid weekend at the plate and the Curve Jrs had some highlight defensive web gems led by Luca Capperelli's fly ball catch landing over the left field fence.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Congratulations to the 14u team on outstanding weekend at Iron Horse Baseball Complex,
The 14u went 4-1 before falling in the championship 8-4.  Good pitching and some good hitting
carried them to the final game.  Congratulations and thank you to all families for their support!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Work Projects Completed!!!

No further work to be done at this time.

Batting cage Work will finish Saturday 10:00am (No additional help needed)
Field work complete!!!
3rd base dugout roof complete!!!
We had a Great turn out of workers from parents and players!!!

Thank you all for all the outstanding help!!!

It was determined that after these players baseball career is over,
they would make a good Road crew!

Monday, July 31, 2017

14u and 15u Finish Strong

The 14u and 15u Curve Jr teams finished an outstanding summer at the Pitt Bradford tourney over the weekend.  It has been a great summer of development and competing.  This was a wood bat tournament but, the Curve Jrs bats were outstanding for both teams.  The 15u took 2nd place
and the 14u went 3-1 over the weekend in a 4 game series.
Thank you players, parents, and families for a GREAT summer.

Monday, July 24, 2017

16u Wins 2nd Championship!!!

Congratulations 16u on their 2nd championship in 5 tournaments this summer.  It didn't start well
on Saturday but they played outstanding on Sunday winning the ITN Midstate Madness tournament. Hunter Hipps, Logan Gotshall, and Danny Potopa led the way on the mound, solid defense, and GREAT HITTING all through the lineup putting up 29 runs in 3 games (15 innings).
made Sunday a very enjoyable day.  Issac Glass finished the summer campaign by not giving
up an earned run all summer!!!  Great performance 16u and enjoy your shut down month and we will see you August 28.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GPS Directions to Greenwood Park

GPS DIRECTIONS TO GREENWOOD PARK:  use 100 Thunderbird Drive, Altoona, Pa
Continue past address and turn left at T intersection. (Field on top of hill)

Monday, June 26, 2017


It was a fun weekend for the 19u Curve  Juniors  as they won the championship this past weekend.

This has been a special group of boys for the past six years. They have grown into great young men who really know how to play the game. The weekend got started on a great note as Logan Williamson hit a homerun to lead off the 1st game and continued hitting the rest of the weekend.

The weekend finished with Josh McKnight  pitching the final two innings after having Tommy John surgery just a little over a year ago.  Nick Semanek and Gabian Bryan shared the pitching duties on Saturday and Will Lozinak pitched a solid complete game in the semi finals to set the stage for Raymond Watt and Josh to complete the task on the mound.

Good defense and outstanding hitting was fun to watch. Chase Smith and Gabian Bryan were on base all day Sunday. Mike Speck,  Casey Winters, Jacob Rupp, Brandon Durbin, Coy Focht, as well as all the pitchers hit and produced offense consistently.  Coach Andy Bagley said the hitting approaches was solid all weekend.

Total team effort and no selfish players always a joy to watch this team play.

A special thank you to all parents and families for their support!!!