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Reading Sweeps Doubleheader In Style

September 7, 2022

G1 BOX SCORE | NH 10, REA 11 (8) G2 BOX SCORE | NH 0, REA 4 The Reading Fightin Phils swept both games of the doubleheader against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. They took the first in excellent fashion as Ethan Wilson walked it off in the bottom of

G1 BOX SCORE | NH 10, REA 11 (8)

G2 BOX SCORE | NH 0, REA 4

The Reading Fightin Phils swept both games of the doubleheader against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. They took the first in excellent fashion as Ethan Wilson walked it off in the bottom of the eighth inning 11-10. It was their seventh walk-off of the summer at America’s Classic Ballpark. Reading shutout New Hampshire 4-0 in the second game with impressive bullpen pitching. This was their ninth shutout victory in 2022.

Game 1

Reading took an early lead with a four-run first inning. Johan Rojas, Carlos De La Cruz and Wendell Rijo all singled up the middle to load the bases. Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error that allowed a run to score. Then, Aldrem Corredor smoked a bases clearing double to put the Fightins up 4-0.

In the top of the third, a three run blast off the bat of John Aiello put the Fisher Cats back in the ballgame.

The Fightins added two more in the fifth. De La Cruz singled to reach and Ortiz’s base knock put runners on the corners. Wilson drove in De La Cruz and another Fisher Cats miscue allowed Ortiz to score. Reading led 6-3.

They tacked on another in the seventh. Rojas reached on a fielder’s choice. He stole second and moved to third on the catcher’s throwing error. The center fielder let the ball slip under his glove and Rojas sprinted home for a 7-3 advantage.

The Fisher Cats went off in the top of the seventh. They plated five runs on four hits and three walks batting through the order. Addison Barger smacked a grand slam to right center to help New Hampshire take an 8-7 lead.

In the bottom half, Reading fought to stay alive. Ortiz got to first on the fifth Cats error of the contest. He moved into scoring position on Corredor’s walk. Kevin Vicuna’s dropped one into shallow center to drive in the tying run.

In extras, New Hampshire took advantage of the placed runner. Davis Schnieder immediately singed him in and a sac fly thanks to Orelvis Martinez made it 10-8.

The R-Phils weren’t ready to give it up just yet. Herbert Iser started as the placed runner on second. Jonathan Guzman poked a single the opposite way to send in Iser. Rojas singled and De La Cruz walked to load the bases. Rijo walked in the tying run making it 10-10. With them still loaded, Ethan Wilson lined a ball into left and Rojas crossed the plate for the winning run, taking it 11-10.

Ethan Lindow: 6 IP | 5 H |3 ER | 2 BB | 4 SO

Billy Sullivan: 0.0 IP | 2 H | 4 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

Matt Seelinger: 1 IP | 2 H | 1 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Tyler McKay (W, 2-3): 1 IP | 1 H |2 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

Game 2

The Fightins went on to shutout the Fisher Cats 4-0 in game two. A bullpen game for the R-Phils worked it’s way into a pitcher’s duel until the offense sharpened down the stretch.

Aldrem Corredor led off the fourth with a base on a balls. Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error that allowed Corredor to come home for a 1-0 lead.

In the fifth, Carlos De La Cruz launched a ball to left center that probably hasn’t landed yet. Reading was up 2-0.

Corredor singled on a sharp line drive to right and Kevin Vicuna doubled to put two in scoring position to start the sixth. McCarthy Tatum’s base hit to right drove them both in for a 4-0 victory.

Taylor Lehman: 2 IP | 2 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

Andrew Baker (W, 1-0): 2 IP | 0 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

Brett Schulze: 2 IP | 1 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

Andrew Schultz: 1 IP | 0 H | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO