Take a look, it’s in the books, Reading shuts out F-Cats

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Much like Levar Burton’s 1980s television show, there was a rainbow in Reading on Wednesday, only this time it was baseball related

READING, PENN. – The Reading Fightin’ Phils opened up a rainbow of runs that former Reading Rainbow host Levar Burton would likely have been proud of on Wednesday night, defeating the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 7-0.

New Hampshire managed just five hits in the effort, with Wendell Rijo’s three-run homer in the second giving the home team more than enough offense to win. However, Reading would pile on with a Jonathan Guzman solo shot in the fifth and a second three-run homer in the eighth from Rijo.

Hayden Juenger continued his string of bad luck in what was a frustrating start for New Hampshire. He lasted three innings and gave up just three hits, but Rijo’s blast saddled him with the loss, putting him at 0-5 on the year in Eastern League play.

The two teams play again on Thursday night.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.