CHARLOTTE, N.C.. - Brian Gordon struck out 11 batters in six innings to pitch the Lehigh Valley IronPigs past the contact-challenged Charlotte Knights, 3-0, in the International League on Monday.

Reliever Michael Schwimmer had five strikeouts in his two shutout innings and Mike Zagurski had two Ks in one inning of work.

Reading 8, Trenton 7

READING - Derrick Mitchell singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th as the Phillies outslugged the Thunder in the Eastern League.

Trenton ripped five homers in the game, including a pair by Bradley Suttle.

Reading's Cody Overbeck, who started the 12th with a single, slugged a pair.

Lakewood 8, Hickory 5

HICKORY, N.C. - Mario Hollands was torched for 10 hits and seven runs in 22/3 innings as the BlueClaws lost in the South Atlantic League.

Lehigh Valley 100 000 110 - 3 9 0

Charlotte 000 000 000 - 0 4 0

WP: Gordon (5-0). LP: Dolsi (3-5). Save: Zagurski (10). A: 2,141.

Trenton 022 011 100 000 - 7 9 1

Reading 311 000 101 001 - 8 13 2

WP: DeFratus (4-0). LP: Arbiso (4-3). HR: T–Joseph (2), Suttle 2 (7), Mujica (1), Mack (1). R–Overbeck 2 (16). A: 6,705.

Lakewood 100 103 000 - 5 12 0

Hickory 016 001 00x - 8 15 2

WP: Buckel (1-2). LP: Hollands (4-4). Save: Rodebaugh (7). A: 2,992.

Dunedin 110 010 010 - 4 11 1

Clearwater 001 052 00x - 8 13 0

WP: Pettibone (5-3). LP: Tepera (4-2). HR: D–Talley (9). C–Hernandez (1). A: 1,357.

Kinston 140 131 100 - 11 16 0

Wilmington 000 010 000 - 1 4 1

WP: Pomeranz (2-1). LP: Sample (3-4). A: 3,901.