Bowie slips by Reading, 3-2, in Game 2 for split


READING, Pa. -- Jose Mercedes held the Phillies to single runs in the first and sixth innings as the Bowie Baysox split their doubleheader -- losing the first game, 5-3, before winning, 3-2, at Reading Municipal Stadium in Double-A Eastern League action.

Mercedes (2-3) pitched a complete seven-inning game, gave up five hits, three walks and struck out one. Loser Blake Doulan (3-3) gave up 10 hits and three runs.

Brad Tyler (2-for-3) led the Baysox (38-34) with his 12th double and 15th stolen base of the year. Tim Holland and T. R. Lewis tallied the only other extra-base hits -- both doubles -- for Bowie.

Bowie led 2-1 going into the fourth. Lewis doubled to lead off before Brent Miller grounded out and advanced Lewis to third. Kyle Washington's RBI single to left scored the go-ahead run.

Keith Kimberlin's double to left in the sixth was the only extra-base hit for Reading. Two groundouts later, Kimberlin added the final run.

In the first game, Carlo Colombino went 3-for-3 to spark the Phillies' offense. Colombino led the Phillies (32-41) with a single, double and a home run, his first of the season.

Stanton Cameron and Kyle Washington hit home runs for Bowie.

Scott Wiegandt (1-0) got the win for Reading. Kevin Ryan (3-9) was the losing pitcher for the Baysox.

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