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Fightin Phils’ Leverett, Marconi combine on 1-hitter

Adam Leverett pitched 6 1/3 hitless innings and Brian Marconi picked up the save as the visiting Reading Fightin Phils shut out the Hartford Yard Goats 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Connecticut.

In the second game, Colby Fitch hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth to lift Reading to a 2-1 win and the Double-A Northeast League sweep.

In the opener, Leverett (2-5) struck out eight and walked three before Willie MacIver singled with one out in the seventh for Hartford. Marconi struck out the next two hitters to get his 12th save.

Dalton Guthrie had an RBI single in the fourth and Logan O’Hoppe hit a solo home run in the sixth for Reading.

In the second game, Hartford (35-68) took a 1-0 in the fourth on an RBI single by Willie Abreu.

Reading (43-62) tied it in the fifth. Chris Cornelius led off with a single, went to third on Sal Gozzo’s single and scored on a wild pitch.

In the sixth, Luke Miller struck out, but reached first on a wild pitch on strike three. He went to second on another wild pitch and scored on Fitch’s double.

Reading starter James McArthur (2-5) allowed one run on five hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

Nick Lackney pitched a scoreless sixth and Kyle Dohy walked one in the seventh to register his second save.


Source: Berkshire mont

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