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Phillies Minor League Report: Mark Leiter pitches Clearwater to win in finale

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Mark Leiter Jr. of the Lakewood BlueClaws. (Photo courtesy of the Lakewood BlueClaws.)
Mark Leiter Jr. of the Lakewood BlueClaws. (Photo courtesy of the Lakewood BlueClaws.)
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Here’s how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Sunday, August 31:

Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A

The IronPigs' game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was suspended with the game tied at one apiece in the eighth inning.

Right-handed starter Sean O'Sullivan served up a home run in the second inning, but delivered seven strong innings. He allowed five hits and stuck out six.

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  • Right fielder Tyler Henson tied the game just before the game was stopped with a home run in the eighth. It was his ninth of the season.

    The teams will finish the game on Monday and play a regularly scheduled game to wrap up the season. Southpaw Greg Smith (9-10, 4.29 ERA) is slated to start the finale for the IronPigs (66-76).

    Reading Fightin Phils – Double-A

    The Fightin Phils extended a winning streak to six games with a 4-2 victory over the Trenton Thunder at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J.

    Reading used a three-run sixth inning, powered by third baseman Jake Fox's RBI double and center fielder Zach Collier's two-run triple, to seize the lead.

    Fox recorded his 70th RBI, which leads the Fightin Phils and is fifth in the Eastern League.

    Right-handed starter Ryan O'Sullivan (7-8, 3.91 ERA) struggled, but did enough to pick up the victory. O'Sullivan gave up two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings.

    Righty Kyle Simon pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings to notch his third save.

    Lefty Adam Loewen (3-5, 3.20 ERA) takes the ball for the Fightin Phils in the season finale on Monday.

    Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced

    The Threshers completed a three-game sweep of the Lakeland Flying Tigers with 3-1 win at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.

    Right-handed starter Mark Leiter (4-5, 4.31 ERA) spun a gem to finish the season. Leiter allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings.

    Catcher Corey Bass (2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a strikeout) led the offense from the nine-hole in the lineup.

    Lefty Ethan Stewart and righty Ulises Joaquin both pitched a scoreless inning to secure the win. Joaquin recorded his eighth save.

    The Threshers finished the season 32-38 in the second half and 49-89 overall.

    Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A

    The BlueClaws fell to the Hagerstown Suns, 5-2, at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md.

    Right-handed starter Matt Imhof was removed after the first inning. He allowed a run on two hits and a walk.

    The offense was able to tie the game in the middle innings, but a three-run eighth off righty Delvi Francisco doomed the BlueClaws.

    In the third, third baseman Mitch Walding reached on a leadoff double and scored on shortstop Malquin Canelo's RBI groundout.

    Trailing 2-1 in the fifth, center fielder Carlos Tocci was hit by a pitch and came around to score on a bunt by second baseman Drew Stankiewicz.

    The BlueClaws (25-42 in second half, 52-84 overall) wrap up the season on Monday. Righty Jon Prosinski (5-5, 3.50 ERA) will toe the rubber in the finale.

    Williamsport Crosscutters – Class A-Short Season

    The Crosscutters lost to the State College Spikes, 5-1, at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa.

    The lone run for the Crosscutters came in the first inning when left fielder Cord Sandberg blasted a home run, his sixth of the season.

    Sandberg (2-for-4) and second baseman Emmanuel Marrero (2-for-3) combined for four of Williamsport's five hits.

    Right-handed starter Edubray Ramos did his part and delivered four shutout innings, striking out five.

    Relievers Mark Meadors, Manny Martinez and Richard Bielski were rocked for five runs on nine hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.

    The Crosscutters (33-42) will send righty Feliberto Sanchez (3-8, 4.27 ERA) to the hill in the season finale on Monday.

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