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Reading’s season comes to an end following playoff loss to Trenton

An exciting season for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils came to an end on Saturday night as the regular season Eastern League Eastern division champions lost their opening round playoff series against the Trenton Thunder.The Fightins, loaded with promising Phillies prospects like catcher Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Dylan Cozens and starting pitcher Ricardo Pinto, dropped the division series three games to one in a best-of-five series with a 3-2 loss at Reading’s FirstEnergy Stadium in front of 4,912 fans.

Right-hander Tyler Viza allowed three runs (one earned) over six innings to take the loss.

Trenton third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. launched a solo home run while Miguel Andujar notched two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs to help pace the visitors’ offense.

Reading, which lead the EL in many offensive categories including batting average, OPS, runs scored and home runs, went 4-for-29 with runners in scoring position in their three losses in the series.

In the regular season, the Fightins posted a league-best 89-52 record, but after a remarkable 60-23 (.723 win %) start to the season, the club was a mediocre 29-29 after July 3rd to close out the year.

This piece was originally published on Phillies Nation.

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