READING, Pennsylvania — Teddy Stankiewicz struck out a season-high eight batters and the Portland Sea Dogs used a four-run fourth inning to defeat the Fightin Phils 6-0 in an Eastern League baseball contest Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Stankiewicz scattered four walks, didn’t walk a batter and threw 66 of 99 pitches for strikes. The righty finished the season with a 5-9 record and 4.71 ERA.
Portland scored in just two innings, scoring all six runs off losing pitcher Tyler Viza (4-6). In the fourth inning, all nine batted for Portland, scoring four runs on five hits. Nate Freiman (2-for-4) delivered the first run with a single. Ryan Court (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs) provided an RBI bunt-single and Jake Romanski (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) added a 2-run single.
The Sea Dogs added two runs in the sixth on a solo homer by Court and a run-scoring groundout by Cole Sturgeon.
Taylor Grover worked two perfect innings with three strikeouts and Ben Taylor stranded the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve the team’s ninth shutout of the season