RECORD-COURIER STAFF REPORT
Joe Wendle's double to right field sparked a rally for the Akron RubberDucks, as they scored a pair of seventh-inning runs to defeat Altoona 2-1 on Saturday at Canal Park.
The rally included a Bryson Myles single, followed by a pair of RBI singles from Jordan Smith and Alex Lavisky.
Reliever Jordan Cooper (1-0) picked up the win after entering the game in the top of the sixth and retiring all six batters he faced over two innings of work, striking out three. Shawn Armstrong was credited with his second save for the RubberDucks after striking out two batters in the closing frame, stranding a potential tying run at third.
In his fifth start of the season, Cody Anderson lasted five innings and gave up four hits with an unearned run. Anderson walked three and struck out four.
The two teams will meet again in Akron today at 2:05 p.m.