Collier flirts with no-hitter, gives fans in Binghamton a memory

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Two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Eries' Tommy Collier was on the verge of a no-hitter...

Collier was dominant for the Erie Seawolves on Saturday against the Binghamton Mets (Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield)
Fans in the stands whispered "He's got a no-hitter going, he might actually get it, can you believe it?"

I was trying to believe it myself, as I pulled for the 24-year old pitcher to get the final out in the first game of a doubleheader. 

Suddenly with a crack of the bat and a fly ball to right field, it was over as Steven Moya's diving attempt to save the no-hitter came up short.

Steven Moya's diving attempt to save the no-hitter (Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield)s

Collier threw his hands up in disappointment but his teammates and fans appreciated the effort as they cheered for the Texas native.

Collier after he gave up the lone hit in Seawolves 2-0 win over Binghamton Saturday (Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield)

Now with a runner at first, and the score 2-0, Collier was faced with the possibility of losing his shutout, and maybe the game. However, Collier composed himself and got Mets' prospect Jayce Boyd to fly out to end the game.

Jayce Boyd flys out to end the game (Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield)

Collier's battery mate, Craig Albernaz came out and embraced him along with his other teammates who knew he was so close to something very rarely seen.

Collier and Albarnez (Photo Credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Binghamton faithful also showed their appreciation for the visiting rival as he left the field, and Collier acknowledged them back, tipping his hat as he walked into the dugout.

While a no-hitter didn't happen, Collier provided a lasting memory for every fan in the stands that sunny Saturday evening in Binghamton.

Here are some more images from the game:

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