Fightin Phils finish road trip on high note

Anthony Vasquez pitched five shutout innings

Fightin Phils avoided being swept as they beat the Fisher Cats 4-1. (Tug Haines/Reading Fightin Phils)

By Reading Fightin Phils | April 15, 2015 2:36 PM

Anthony Vasquez pitched five shutout innings to earn his first win of the season

The Fightin Phils (3-3) closed out their series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-2) on a high note as they won 4-1 on Wednesday morning. Anthony Vasquez earned his first win pitching five shutout innings and Roman Quinn reached base four out his five plate appearances with two hits, two walks and a stolen base.  

The Fightin Phils took the lead for the third straight game as Roman Quinn scored on an error from Fisher Cats shortstop Kevin Nolan to give the Fightins a 1-0 lead. Boyd left after five innings and handed the ball to reliever Greg Burke. 

Carlos Alonso hit a RBI single to score Quinn and give the Fightin Phils a 2-0 lead in the top of the 6th inning off reliever Greg Burke. Andy Burns cut the lead in half 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning off reliever Ryan O'Sullivan as he hit a solo home run. That home run was the sixth home run hit by a Fisher Cat in the series.

The Fightin Phils scored two more runs in the top of the 7th inning off reliever Dustin Antolin to take a 4-1 lead as Roman Quinn hit a RBI double to score Brian Pointer and Carlos Alonso brought in KC Serna on a RBI groundout. Ryan O'Sullivan tossed three innings in relief as he allowed one run off three hits with one walk and one strikeout.  

Anthony Vasquez (1-0) settled in nicely for the Fightin Phils as he allowed three hits and four base runners throughout in five innings of work to earn his first win. Matt Boyd (0-1) pitched five innings as he struck out nine Fightin Phils while only giving up just one hit, a single to Cameron Perkins in the top of the 4th inning.

Stephen Shackleford pitched a scoreless bottom of the 9th inning to earn his first save on the season.  

The Fightin Phils return home and begin a six-game home stand on Friday April 17th at 7:05 pm as they welcome in the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The first 3,000 adults 15 and over will receive a 65th Season of Baseball at America's Classic Ballpark Fleece Blanket thanks to CJ's Tire and Automotive Services and VF Outlet. Fans will also be able to listen to the game live via fightins.com and watch the game via MiLB.tv.  

Celebrating the 65th Season of Baseball at America's Classic Ballpark, the Fightins kick off their home season on Friday, April 17th at Fightins Opening Night when they host the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. The first 3000 adults 15 & over will receive a 65th Season of Baseball at America's Classic Ballpark Fleece Blanket thanks to CJ's Tire and Automotive Services and VF Outlet. One lucky fan will also win a trip for two to Phillies Spring Training 2016 thanks to White Star Tours & Travel Center. Tickets for Opening Night and the 2015 season are available online at Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in-person at FirstEnergy Stadium.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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