(Erie, Pa) - Angelo Mora had himself quite a night in Erie. He recorded five RBI and led the Fightin Phils (20-13) to a 6-2 win over the Erie SeaWolves (18-17) on Tuesday night.
Jiandido Tromp reached first in the top of the second on an infield single off Erie's Matt Crouse (3-1). Osmel Aguila two batters later hit a single to move Tromp over to third base. Finally, Tromp would score on a ground out by Mora that gave Reading a 1-0 lead.
Mora struck again in the top of the fourth. He hit a three-run home run off Crouse to extend Reading's lead to 4-0 and record his third home run of the season. Erie answered back in the bottom of the fourth when Jeff McVaney and Mike Gerber hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Viza (2-3). The home runs cut Reading's lead to 4-2.
Harold Martinez hit a one-out single off Crouse in the top of the sixth then advanced to second base on a fielding error by left-fielder Christian Stewart. Aguila brought him home with a RBI double to give the Fightin Phils a 5-2 lead. Mora followed suit with a RBI double to extend Reading's lead to 6-2 and record his fifth RBI of the night.
Viza left the game after five innings. He allowed two runs off five hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Austin Davis came into the game to pitch in relief and make his AA debut. Davis would strikeout two batters despite giving up two hits in his AA debut.
Mario Sanchez relieved Davis in the bottom of the seventh. He pitched two scoreless innings allowing just one walk while recording a strikeout. Miguel Nunez finished out the game in the bottom of the ninth as he issued one walk while striking out two batters.
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