'Cats Break Up No-Hit Bid, Win 4-1

Reading's May takes no-hitter into 7th inning

May 11, 2012 5:39 PM ET


brombergNEW BRITAIN, CT -Reading's Trevor May took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but it was the Rock Cats who came out on top with a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Friday night.

New Britain starter David Bromberg flirted with a no-hitter of his until allowing a hit in the fifth inning. With two outs, Reading's Troy Hanzawa singled into right field to break up his no-hit bid. That was the only hit the Phillies would muster off of the Rock Cats righty, though.

Meanwhile, May (5-2) left the game in the seventh with a no-hitter in-tact, but was also responsible for two men on base. In the seventh, May picked up a quick first out before hitting Chris Colabello with a pitch and walking Deibinson Romero. With a pitch count at 109 and trouble brewing, the Phillies turned to the bullpen. Evan Bigley greeted reliever Lisalberto Bonilla with a single into left that knocked in Colabello for the first run of the night.  

Wilkin Ramirez homered for the third-straight game as he slugged a solo shot in the eighth inning to give the Rock Cats an insurance run. The Rock Cats tacked on two more runs in the eighth, with Aaron Hicks scoring on a bases loaded walk and Chris Herrmann crossing the plate on a wild pitch by Jordan Whatcott.

Bromberg struck out seven in six shutout innings but came away with the tough-luck no-decision. Lestor Oliveros (1-1) added two perfect innings in relief out of the Rock Cats bullpen to pick up the victory.

ALLSTATE PLAYER OF THE GAME: RHP David Bromberg (pictured, first inning) allowed just one hit in six shutout innings. He struck out seven.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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