Gamboa Delivers in Walk off Win over Harrisburg

Randolph Ties Game in 9th, Fightins Complete 5-4 Comeback

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By Reading Fightin Phils | June 9, 2019 8:47 PM

READING, PA - Arquimedes Gamboa's line drive to center field scored Luke Williams in the bottom of the 10th inning, and solidified a Fightin Phils 5-4 victory Sunday evening against the Harrisburg Senators on the final game of the series at FirstEnergy Stadium.

With the comeback win, the Fightins remain one game out in the Eastern division with eight games remaining in the first half.

Harrisburg (38-24) picked up two early runs in the top of the first inning off David Parkinson on n Adrian Sanchez two-run homer. Parkinson (5-3) settled in, and proceeded to retire the next six batters. 

The Fightin Phils (34-25) fell behind 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, before Darick Hall blasted a home run to the left center field bleachers off of Jordan Mills, trimming the R-Phils deficit to 4-2. Harrisburg maintained a two-run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning.

Grenny Cumana started the two-out rally for the Fightins with a single off Aaron Barrett. Cornelius Randolph stepped up to the plate looking to keep the R-Phils alive and delivered, crushing a pitch over the wall in left-center to level the score, 4-4.

Jeff Singer (4-0) entered his second inning in relief in the top of the 10th inning, where he maneuvered the strike zone brilliantly, and pitched his way out of a jam that featured a runner on third with nobody out. He retired all three batters faced during the inning, two on strikeouts.

Luke Williams began the bottom of the 10th as the free runner on second for Reading, and advanced to third on a deep fly to right off the bat of Jose Gomez. Gamboa's two out heroics secured the Fightin Phils the 5-4 victory.

Following an off day on Monday, Reading resumes a suspended game on Tuesday against the Erie SeaWolves at 5:30 p.m., with a seven-inning contest to follow. The games will be broadcast on 610 ESPN and the Fightins Radio Network beginning at 5:15 p.m.

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

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