(Trenton, NJ) - The Reading Fightin Phils (64-73) season came to an end on Monday afternoon at ARM & HAMMER Park against the Trenton Thunder (79-61) as they lost 2-1. They finish the season with their worst record since 2013, when they finished the season at 62-80. Reading had failed to score a run over 35 1/3 innings, which set a record before Darick Hall 's home run in the top of the ninth inning. The previous record was 29 2/3 innings from July 17-19, 2012.
Angel Aguilar homered off Fightins starting pitcher Josh Tols in the bottom of the third inning to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Tols allowed just the one run and one hit through four innings against the Thunder. Aaron Brown entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning to pitch in relief. He pitched two scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts while issuing one walk and giving up one hit.
Seth McGarry entered the game to pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning. He pitched two scoreless innings and only gave up two hits. Hall tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning against Thunder pitcher Hobie Harris (1-1). Trenton won the game on a walk-off single by Jeff Hendrix in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kyle Dohy gave up the winning hit (2-5).
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