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Fightins Clinch Playoff Berth

from Reading Fightin Phils

Aug 30, 2019

Reading will face Trenton in East Division Championship

(Reading, PA) – The Reading Fightin Phils secured a playoff berth after Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Bowie Baysox. The R-Phils will host the Trenton Thunder in games one and two of the East Division Championship at FirstEnergy Stadium on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5 in the best-of-five division series. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

Playoff tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased in person at the Weidenhammer Ticket Office at FirstEnergy Stadium, online at, or by calling 610-370-BALL.

The Fightins post-season games at FirstEnergy Stadium are presented by Pepsi, CJs Tire and Automotive, Berks Technical Institute, Carl’s Cards and Collectibles, Golden Oaks Golf Club, WEEU, Diamond Credit Union, Just Between Friends, and Middleman Financial Guard.

Game three of the East Division finals will take place at Arm and Hammer Park in Trenton, NJ on Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m. Games four and five (if necessary) will also be in Trenton on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8.

The Fightins return to the post-season for the first time since 2016, when Reading fell to Trenton in the division series. After finishing with the best overall record in the Eastern League that year at 89-52, the Fightins dropped the first two games to Trenton before rebounding with a 13-5 win in game three. The Thunder secured a spot in the Championship with a 3-2 win in the decisive game four.

The Eastern League announced the implementation of a new split-season schedule prior to the start of the 2019 season. Trenton earned the first half bid in the East, and is the only other team in the division that has not been eliminated in the second half. If Trenton were to win the division in the second half, the second East division playoff spot is determined by overall record, which belongs to Reading (78-56).

Reading wraps up its final regular-season homestand with one more game against the Bowie Baysox, and will play its final regular-season series on the road at Trenton with a four-game set beginning on Friday at 7 p.m.

America’s Classic Ballpark is proud to be a part of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and was voted the #1 stadium in all of Double-A by MiLB’s Ben Hill. Follow the Fightins on Twitter at @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via Purchase playoff tickets TODAY –  call or TEXT 610-370-BALL.

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