The Fightin Phils struck first in the second inning. With one out, Anthony Hewitt drew a walk and went to second on a groundout. Sebastian Valle then knocked him in with an RBI single to give Reading a 1-0 lead.
In the third inning, the Fightin Phils added two more runs. Tyson Gillies led off with a single, Albert Cartwright was hit by a pitch and then Edgar Duran bunted them both into scoring position. Tommy Mendonca followed with a two-run single that gave the Fightin Phils a 3-0 lead.
The Baysox rallied in the seventh and tied it up. Caleb Joseph and Brandon Waring got the inning started with back-to-back singles. Seth Loman followed with a double to bring home Joseph and get the Baysox on the board. After a pitching change Garabez Rosa got the Baysox within a run with an RBI groundout that scored Waring and also moved Loman to third. Then Kyle Hudson tied up the game with a sacrifice fly to make the score 3-3.
In the eighth inning, Anthony Hewitt drew a lead off walk and was bunted over to second to Zach Collier. Then Valle hit an RBI single that gave the Fightin Phils the lead back 4-3.
The win went to Luis Garcia who pitched two scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth.
Zech Zinicola gave up the run in the eighth and got the loss.
The Baysox will get their first look at the best team in the Eastern League tomorrow when they take on the Binghamton Mets at 7:05 p.m. Tyler Wilson (0-0, 3.60) will get the start against RHP Cory Mazzoni (2-1, 4.06).
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