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Double-A: Fightin Phils’ Pointer Hits Three HR’s In Victory

The Phillies Double-A affiliate only a game out of first.

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The Reading Fightin Phils’ right fielder Brian Pointer helped his Double-A squad to an 8-5 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs with three home runs.

The victory kept the Fightin Phils in second place, just a game behind the New Britain Rock Cats and Trenton Thunder, who are both tied for first place in the Eastern League Eastern Division.

The Fightin Phils put up a run in the first on an RBI double off the bat of Kelly Dugan scoring KC Serna. In the top of the second, Pointer hit his first homer of the game to extend the score to 2-0.

The Sea Dogs added a run in the bottom of the second and one in the third to tie the game at 2-2.

In the 6th, Pointer came up with one out and one on and launched his second home run of the game over the center field fence to put Reading up 4-2. In the bottom of the frame, Portland scored three runs to take a 5-4 lead highlighted by Manuel Margot‘s three run home run.

But Reading would not be denied a victory as Pointer hit a two-run home run with no outs in the top of the eighth, his third of the game to put the Fightin Phils up 7-5. An RBI triple by J.P. Crawford scoring Gustavo Pierre, added an insurance run and a 8-5 lead. Readings Ryan O’Sullivan pitched two scoreless innings to help secure the victory.

Top Performers

Fightin Phils
Brian Pointer – 3 for 4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI
KC Serna – 2 for 4, R, Double, RBI
Kelly Dugan, 2 for 4, 2 Doubles, RBI

Sea Dogs
Jantzen Witte – 2 for 4, 2 R, Double
Manuel Margot – 1 for 4, R, HR, 3 RBI

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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