The Reading Fightin Phils took home a series win by beating the Harrisburg Senators, 5-2, on Thursday night in front of 5,857 fans at Metro Bank Park.
Reading attacked early with four runs in the first and one in the second off Senators' starter Felipe Rivero. Colin Bates followed with three scoreless innings of relief and Sam Runion fired a clean frame of his own. Paul Demny finished off the night with two scoreless innings to lower his season ERA to 2.97.
The extent of Harrisburg's offense came in the seventh inning as Kevin Keyes and Jason Martinson both singled to start the inning. Two batters later, Ricky Hague lined his 19th double off the left-center field fence to score Keyes. Brian Jeroloman scored Martinson with an RBI groundout, but that was it for Harrisburg on Thursday night.
Harrisburg now travels to New Britain to take on the Rock Cats in a four-game, three-day series. Tomorrow night, Harrisburg's James Simmons will face New Britain's Taylor Rodgers in a 7:05 p.m. start. The game can be heard beginning with the pregame show at 6:50 p.m. on 1460 AM or via senatorsbaseball.com, 1460theticket.com or the iHeart Radio app.
The Senators box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.senatorsbaseball.com.