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Fightin Phils drop series finale in New Hampshire

Published On: Apr 07 2013 06:34:41 PM CDT

The Reading Fightin Phils got the best of their AAA counterparts from the Lehigh Valley in the annual 222 Showcase Tuesday night in frigid weather.

The Reading Fightin Phils dropped a 6-5 decision in their series finale in New Hampshire on Sunday.

The loss finishes off a season-opening series split for the Fightin Phils, who drop to 2-2.

Jim Murphy, Cameron Rupp, and Sebastian Valle all homered in a losing effort for Reading.

Kevin Pillar's two-out RBI single off of Tyler Knigge (0-1, 6.75) in the 8th inning broke a 5-5 tie and served as the game-winner for the Fisher Cats.

The Fightin Phils will open a three-game series in Portland at 6pm Monday night.