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Fightin Phils Earn 6-1 Win over RubberDucks

August 8, 2018 - Eastern League (EL) - Akron RubberDucks News Release

Reading's Darick Hall clubbed a two-run homer, and Connor Seabold claimed his first Double-A win, as the Fightin Phils defeated the Akron RubberDucks, 6-1, Wednesday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.

Turning Point

Hall cracked a two-run shot to right field with a man on and one out in the fourth inning against Akron right-hander James Karinchak (0-1). It was Hall's 12th of the year and gave the Fightin Phils a 2-0 lead.

Mound Presence

Seabold (1-2) worked seven innings in just his eighth start since joining the Fightin Phils from High-A in late June. He allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings. A third-round selection by the Phillies last summer out of Cal State-Fullerton, Seabold fanned a season-high seven hitters. Australian lefty Josh Tols worked the eighth without allowing a run, and Edgar Garcia finished the Ducks off with a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation.

Duck Tales

The RubberDucks (66-49) managed their only run of the night in the seventh when Nellie Rodriguez singled to left and came home on a ringing double to left by Connor Marabell. Rodriguez also singled in the fourth and finished 2-3 on the night. Mark Mathias cracked a double off the left-field wall in the third for Akron's first hit.


Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin made his first minor league rehabilitation start for the Ducks and tossed three scoreless innings...Reading (54-60) picked up four big insurance runs, three of which were unearned due to a dropped fly ball, in the ninth inning off Dominic DeMasi to extend the lead to 6-1...The Fightins have won the first two games of the series... The Ducks have managed just two runs on five hits in the series...Since Altoona lost at Trenton Wednesday, the Ducks maintained a four-game lead in the EL West with 25 games to play...Akron donned vintage, purple Aeros jerseys for a "throwback" promotion...Time of game: 2:30... Attendance: 4,154.

On the Pond

The RubberDucks and Fightin Phils will conclude the series on Thursday night at 7:05. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.

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