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Amanda Housenick
Sports Writer
My Role

I started working at The Morning Call in February of 2004. I have covered high school and college sports and am currently the Phillies beat writer.
My Biography

I'm originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and started writing for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre (a daily) when I was 16. I graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Newspaper in 3 1/2 years and have now covered three straight Phillies' playoff runs.
My Recent Articles

Pettibone back with IronPigs, Rosenberg's days could be numbered 4/19/2014
Jonathan Pettibone was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after Friday night's game in Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Allowing eight runs in four innings in a 12-1 loss never helps, but apparently Jonathan Pettibone's performance Friday night in Colorado didn't matter - he was going to be optioned to the Triple-A IronPigs after the game regardless of how he pitched. Pettibone's role was to fill in as the Phillies' fifth starter until Cole Hamels was healt...

Top 10 Citizens Bank Park moments 4/16/2014
The Phillies are celebrating 10 years at Citizens Bank Park. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) The Phillies are celebrating 10 years at Citizens Bank Park this season and had asked fans to vote on their favorite moments so far at the ballpark. The moments, which were chosen by over 43,000 votes, are now pictured on large hanging displays throughout the ballparkā€™s main concourse. Bet you can guess what tops the list. They are as follows:  10.  ...

Phillies game against Braves postponed 4/15/2014
With heavy downpours, high winds and even a chance of snow as a sharp drop in temperatures are expected, the Phillies postponed their Tuesday evening game against the Atlanta Braves. The game has yet to be rescheduled but it won't be this week, even though the Braves are in town for two more days. With a day game Thursday, the Phillies won't play a doubleheader Wednesday and they are scheduled to fly to Colorado for a west coast trip after the final game of the series with Atlanta. Wed...

Gwynn Jr.: Utley continues to be a baller 4/14/2014
Chase Utley leads MLB in a number of categories to begin the season. (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports) Heading into play Monday, Chase Utley leads Major League Baseball in quite a few categories. He's first in batting average (.500), on-base percentage (.565) and slugging percentage (.875). He's also tied for second in extra-base hits (9) and game-winning RBIs (3) and tied for third in hits (20) and doubles (6). He's also hit safely in all 10 games he's appeared in ...

More bullpen moves, Revere sits again 4/13/2014
One day after outrighting Brad Lincoln to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the Phillies optioned Justin De Fratus to the IronPigs. De Fratus was credited with a blown save Saturday night after giving up a two-run home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth inning, which tied the game at four. Right-hander Luis Garcia, who has thrown 4 2/3 scoreless innings with the IronPigs this season, was called up and will replace De Fratus in the bullpen. The 27-year-old has struckout seven of the 17 batter...