The Reading Fightin Phils (43-60) were shutout by the Akron RubberDucks (58-49) on Christmas in July, 5-0. Duke von Schamann was lights out, tossing 7 shutout innings. The Fightins managed just 3 hits all night.

The RubberDucks scored runs in the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th innings.

Reading starter Adam Loewen (1-4) allowed 4 runs through 6 innings in the loss.

The series continues Saturday night in Baseballtown at 6:35.