Reading sweeps twin bill; homer lifts Thunder

Posted: July 05, 2003

READING - The Reading Phillies snapped a five-game losing streak in style yesterday, sweeping a doubleheader from the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League.

Juan Camillo's grounder through a drawn-in infield scored pinch-runner Jim Deschaine with the go-ahead run in the sixth as the Phillies won the opener, 5-4.

Reading then used three solo homers - two by Deschaine - to win the second game, 3-2.

Trenton 7, New Britain 6

TRENTON - Aaron Rifkin's three-run homer in the seventh gave the Thunder the win over the Rock Cats in the Eastern League.

The New York Yankees' Bernie Williams was 1 for 5 in his first rehab start with Trenton.

Scranton 9, Pawtucket 6

MOOSIC, Pa. - Damon Minor's three-run homer in the first triggered the Red Barons' win the International League.

Charleston 4, Lakewood 0

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lefthander Cole Hamels, the Phillies' No. 1 draft choice in 2002, suffered his first defeat of the season for Lakewood.

Wilmington 2, Kinston 0

KINSTON, N.C. - Zach Greinke raised his record to 11-1, allowing one hit in seven innings as the Blue Rocks shut out the Indians in the Carolina League.

Camden 10, Newark 5

NEWARK, N.J. - Brad Strauss drove in three runs as the Camden Riversharks defeated the Newark Bears in an Atlantic League game.

Camden's Alex Eckleman was 3 for 6 with a double and two RBIs. Designated hitter Nate Vopata was 3 for 4.

Atlantic City 11, Pennsylvania 8

ATLANTIC CITY - Pat Burns' grand slam in the second inning started a comeback from a 6-0 deficit and his solo shot broke a 6-6 tie as the Surf won in the Atlantic League.

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