The Reading Fightin Phils (25-14) led 6-0 on Wednesday night before the Bowie Baysox (17-21) scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-6. It's the largest lead that got away from Reading this season.
Reading continued their hot-hitting as they took a 4-0 lead against Chris Lee and the Baysox in the top of the first. Dylan Cozens extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a RBI single and Jake Fox hit a three-run home run. Fox has now homered in three straight games. The Fightin Phils scored two more runs off Lee in the top of the second as J.P. Crawford hit a RBI single and Jorge Alfaro brought in a run on a ground-out.
Bowie scored three runs off Ricardo Pinto in the bottom of the fourth to cut Reading's lead to 6-3. Tucker Nathans led off with a single. Chance Sisco hit a single to right field then Cozens committed an error that allowed Nathans to score. Joey Terdoslavich hit a two-run home run in the following at-bat.
The Baysox tied it at 6-6 off Pinto in the bottom of the fifth inning. Adrian Marin hit a solo home run that was followed by Terdoslavich's second two-run home run. Pinto left the game after five innings as he allowed six runs off seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Mario Hollands made his first appearance for the Fightin Phils since 2013 as he started the bottom of the sixth inning. Hollands tossed two scoreless innings in relief, recording two strikeouts. Gregory Infante (1-1) came in relief of Hollands in the bottom of the eighth. He retired the side in the eighth before leaving with just one out in the ninth. Hoby Milner came in to pitch in relief of Infante.
The Fightin Phils and Bowie Baysox will finish their series on Thursday morning. First pitch is at 11:05 am from Prince George's Stadium. Fans can listen to the game on Sports Radio AM 1240/FM 98.5 and fightins.com at 10:35 am.
Tickets for the 2016 season are available online at Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in-person at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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