Pharm Phocus: Mark Leiter wins, Pigs suspended


Mar 27, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; A general view during the spring training game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The State College Spikes had 14 hits as they beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 5-1 Sunday night.

Cutters starter Edubray Ramos pitched four scoreless innings while striking out five, but the first three of four relievers allowed the State College runs.

Cord Sandberg homered for the second straight game and went 2-for-4, hitting second in the lineup.


A three-run rally by the Hagerstown Suns gave them a 5-2 lead and the win over the Lakewood BlueClaws Sunday

Delvi Francisco (1-3, 8.29) took the loss, allowing two hits and three walks.

Malquin Canelo and Drew Stankiewicz each drove in a run.


Starting pitcher Mark Leiter earned the win as the Clearwater Threshers won their final game of the 2014 season 3-1 against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Leiter allowed just one earned run on four hits in seven innings.  He struck out seven and walked just one.  The righty finished the season 4-5 with a 4.31 ERA.

Corey Bass, Leiter’s battery mate, drove in two runs with his home run in the third inning.

Like Bass, leftfielder Herlis Rodriguez also had a 2-for-4 game as he drove in the third Lakewood run.


A three-run sixth helped put the Reading Fightin’ Phils past the Trenton Thunder in a 4-2 win Sunday night.

Starter Ryan O’Sullivan improved to 7-8 after going 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out four.

Zach Collier went 2-for-4 with a triple and drove in two Reading runs.


The Lehigh Valley IronPigs were tied 1-1 with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders in the bottom of the eighth when the game was forced into suspension due to rain.  The game will be resumed at 11:30 am on Monday, with the season finale to follow.

Tyler Henson‘s home run in the top of the eight tied the game.

The game will resume with Hector Neris pitching to Jose Pirela.