Reading shuts down New Britain to open second half

Fightin Phils limit Rock Cats to just 2 hits

Fightin Phils shut down Rock Cats

READING, Pa. - Chris Bootcheck, Nefi Ogondo and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez held the New Britain Rock Cats (47-48) to just a pair of hits as Reading (39-55) recorded a 4-1 win at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday to kick-off the second half of their season.

Bootcheck picked up his first win as a Fightin Phil, going 6 innings, striking out 4 and allowing just 1 run and 1 hit. Ogondo and Gonzalez closed the door in the final three innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 6 combined.

Peter Lavin and Brock Stassi homered for Reading, who took an early lead and never looked back.

The series continues on Friday in Baseballtown at 7:05pm.

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