Kilome Guides Fightins in Shutout Victory

Franklyn Kilome pitched eight shutout innings on Monday night

By Reading Fightin Phils | August 21, 2017 9:35 PM


(Bowie, MD) - Franklyn Kilome (1-1) turned in the longest outing of his career on Monday night at Prince George's Stadium, as he shutout the Bowie Baysox (66-60) through eight innings. The Fightin Phils (65-61) beat the Baysox 5-0 in what was their seventh shutout win of the season.  

Pitching dominated through the first three innings. Reading would open up the game in the top of the fourth inning against Baysox starter John Means (9-8). Damek Tomscha and Kyle Martin both flew out to center field for the first two outs of the inning.

Zach Green kept the inning alive with a single that was followed by a single from Deivi Grullon . Drew Stankiewicz hit a two-run double to give the Fightin Phils a 2-0 lead. Malquin Canelo hit a RBI double to score Stankiewicz then Canelo scored on a throwing error by Bowie's Ryan Mountcastle to extend the lead to 4-0.

Green hit a RBI double off Means in the top of the fifth inning to chase him out of the game and give Reading a 5-0 lead. Means struck out six batters through 4 2/3 innings while allowing five runs. Jason Garcia pitched in relief of Means and didn't allow a run through 3 1/3 innings. Tim Berry struck out the side for the Baysox in the top of the ninth inning.

Fightin Phils reliever Jeff Singer pitched the bottom of the ninth inning. He pitched a scoreless inning in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve the 5-0 win for the Fightin Phils.

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