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Reading Snaps Winning Streak vs. Binghamton on Saturday

April 20, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
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(Binghamton, NY) - The Reading Fightin Phils fell (5-9) to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (6-7) and snapped their two-game winning streak in Saturday's afternoon game at Mirabito Stadium.

The Rumble Ponies scored three runs off of Reading starter, Noah Skirrow in the bottom second inning. Jose Peroza and Hayden Senger hit back-to-back singles, putting runners on first and second. Rowdey Jordan reached base after hitting into a fielder's choice as Senger was forced out at second base. Peroza advanced to third base on the play putting runners on the corners. Wyatt Young followed with a bunt single to Fightins pitcher Noah Skirrow, allowing Peroza to score the game's first run. The next batter, Jett Williams reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jose Rodriguez, which loaded the bases. Alex Ramirez increased the Ponies' lead, 2-0 on an RBI single to right field and Binghamton remained with the bases loaded. Kevin Parada also earned an RBI after hitting into a fielder's choice, allowing Young to score the third run of the inning.

The Rumble Ponies lead did not last long, as the Fightins tied the game in the top half of the third inning. After back-to-back singles from Rodriguez and Gabriel Rincones Jr., Carson Taylor skyrocketed a long home run to right field, tying the game 3-3. This was Taylor's fourth long ball of the year, increasing his hitting streak to eight games. The 24-year-old was featured in Friday night's Minor League Report on Phillies on Deck on SportsRadio 94WIP.

Binghamton regained the lead, 5-3 after a two-run homer by Jordan in the fifth off of relief pitcher Beau Borrows (L, 0-1) They added one more run in the game after Peroza scored on a balk by Fightins pitcher Mitch Neunborn. Binghamton's Wilkin Ramos (S, 4) earned his fourth save of the year as he closed out the game.

The Fightin Phils and Rumble Ponies return to the field Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. for the finale of this week's six-game series. RHP Efrain Contreras gets the start for Reading, and he will go opposite RHP Max Kranick for Binghamton. A video stream is available via MiLB TV or the Bally Live App.

Reading returns home from Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28, as the Fightin Phils welcome the Somerset Patriots (New York Yankees) to FirstEnergy Stadium. Tuesday and Thursday are Unused Ticket Games, thanks to Rip It Baseballtown Charities. Wednesday is a special Business Person Special, presented by Stratix Systems. Friday and Saturday feature fireworks. Friday's show is sponsored by Savage Auto Group and Saturday's show by PA Virtual Charter School, Alvernia University, Crime Alert Berks County, Reading Truck and Penn Medicine. The series finishes Sunday with a Phillie Phanatic Appearance, presented by Penske.

Tickets to all games are on sale, but going fast. To buy tickets, call 610-370-BALL, go to or in-person at the Customers Bank Ticket Office. The Fightin Phils Brentwood Industries Team Store is open both in-person or online 24/7 at

The 2024 R-Phils season is presented by Pepsi. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter @ReadingFightins, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram @Fightins.

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