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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

Which Hamels will show up Wednesday? 4/23/2014
Possibly the biggest question heading into this season was how would the Phillies fare missing Cole Hamels for nearly the first month of the season? It hasn't been a smooth ride but thanks to a three-game winning streak heading into play Wednesday, the Phillies have gone 10-10 without Hamels. I'm not sure they could have asked for much more. When Hamels takes the mound for the Phillies Wednesday night in Los Angeles, it'll be the sixth day since 2011 Philadelphia has had their entire r...

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 ...