After the Phillies’ Auston Davis hit a solo home in the top of the fifth to tie the game, Levi Pickel walked with the bases full, scoring the eventual game-winner for the Crackers as Joshua Mayo came home.
Crackers pitcher Thomas Watkins, who had one strikeout, entered in the top of the sixth to finish the game out.
Other pitchers for the Crackers were Mayo (one inning, two strikeouts) and Gabriel Gridley (four innings, five strikeouts).
Jake Norris (five innings, eighth strikeouts), Josh Holmes (one inning) and Bailey Belisario (one inning, two strikeouts) took the hill for the Phillies.
The Phillies put a run on the board in the first inning when Davis sent Jake Hacker from first base to home plate on a one-out double.
Pickel’s solo shot in the second tied the game up.
In the bottom of the third third, Ben Ammons sent Austin Lunde and Mayo around the bases with a two-RBI single to give the Crackers a 3-2 lead. They would have to withstand one more surge from the Phillies.
Another game that featured furious rallies was the contest between the Indians and Dodgers, which the Indians won, 12-9.
Tied 9-9 after six innings, the Indians scored three runs in the top of the seventh. Ian Inaba drew a walk, Thacker Lively doubled and Noah Daniel hit a two-RBI double. Daniel scored on a ground ball by Bailey Campbell.
Earlier in the game, in the fourth inning, Daniel hit a grand slam. In the third, Campbell doubled and scored on a single by Dax Edwards. Edwards also had a two-RBI double in the sixth.
For the Dodgers, Spencer Dickey hit a two-run homer in the first. The Dodgers scored three runs in the third on hits by Dickey, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Zalonas, and added three more runs in the fourth on hits by Lawrence and Curtis Wilkes.
Edwards, Daniel, Campbell, and Inaba pitched for the Indians. Zalonas, Dickey, Lawrence, Thomas Jolly and Austin Clark pitched for the Dodgers.
The Indians and Crackers face off today at 5:45 p.m., while the Dodgers and Phillies play at 7:30 p.m.
In earlier action Monday, the Tigers defeated the Braves, 14-2, in a run-rule shortened, four-inning game, and the Colts pushed past the Padres, 15-6.
The Tigers and Colts do battle at 5:45 p.m. today, while the Braves play the Padres at 7:30 p.m.