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May 06. 2013 10:55PM

Fisher Cats fall to New Britain

New Hampshire Fisher Cats Kevin Pillar, left, is tagged out by New Britian Rock Cats third baseman Mark Sobolewski on a steal attempt during their game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester Monday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Chad Jenkins tossed five strong innings in his return to the Fisher Cats' rotation on Monday night, but a collapse by the bullpen led to an 11-6 series-opening defeat to the New Britain Rock Cats (16-15) on Monday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Jenkins began the season on the disabled list before his start Monday. The righty allowed just three hits and a walk, giving up a pair of runs in the third. He left the game after five innings with a 3-2 lead.

That lead was built with a three-run second inning against New Britain starter Logan Darnell. Kevin Nolan led off with a double, scoring two batters later on a single by Sean Ochinko. John Tolisano followed with a double to make it 2-0 before a sac fly from Brian Van Kirk eventually pushed the lead to 3-0.

New Britain got two back in the third on an Antoan Richardon striple and Adam Petterson groundout before netting two more against the first reliever of the night, Tyson Brummett, in the sixth on a two-run single from Mark Sobolewski.

A pair of bases-loaded walkes pushed New Hampshire back in front 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

From there, it was all Rock Cats. They scored three in the eighth against Evan Crawford, who took the loss, before adding four more in the ninth against Tommy Hottovy. Danny Santana's two-run triple was the big blow in the eighth, and Josmil Pinto and Reynaldo Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers in the ninth for New Britain.

Nashua's Kevin Nolan added an RBI single to cap the scoring in the bottom of the ninth.

The teams meet up for the middle game of the series on Tuesday night at 5:05 p.m.

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