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Knights go 1-1 against North Shore and Martha's Vineyard

  Game 1:

The North Shore Sharks batters were on their game at Holman Stadium on June 5th. The matchup took place early in the middle of the week as it was Education Day at the stadium. The Sharks put up ten runs on eight hits while capitalizing on the Nashua Knights sloppy defense which committed five errors. Nashua mounted somewhat of a comeback in the sixth inning, but all hope was gone when the Sharks put up a four-run eighth inning.  The Sharks won the game ten to four.

Shortstop Brian Ronai led the way for North Shore going two for four with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Designated hitter Brandon Stone went one for three with an RBI and three runs scored.

Catcher Nick Biddison led the way for Nashua going two for two with a home run and two RBI’s. Substitutions gave the Knights some offense with Ryan Berardino and Jeff Costello. Ryan Berardino went two for three scoring a run. Jeff Costello, in his first appearance for the Knights, also had two hits.

Shawn Babineau got the start for the Sharks Tuesday morning, going six innings allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three and earning the win. Matt Braga came in the seventh only going a third of an inning giving up one run on one hit while walking three batters. Tate Hagan then came in for Braga for an inning and two thirds, giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two Silver Knights. Connor Hall took the hill in the ninth with a clean inning with one strikeout.

Spencer Langdon got the start for the Silver Knights, going three innings striking out four Sharks and allowed four unearned runs. Dan Shaw came in for relief and pitched four innings giving up a hit and a walk and striking out for as two more unearned runs scored. Andrew Roman took the mound in the eighth pitching one inning, giving up four earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out the side. Nick Couhig then pitched a clean ninth inning, only giving up a hit while striking out the side.

Game 2:

The Nashua Silver Knights went into Fraser Field early Wednesday morning to face the North Shore Navigators on their Education Day. The Navigators took the early lead in this one with a run in the bottom of the first, but that lead would not last despite a late effort in the eighth inning. Nashua would go on to win the game one five to three.

Right fielder Jeff Costello led the way for the Knights going two for four with a double and an RBI triple. Second baseman Jared Brescia went had two hits as well with an RBI single and scored a run. Ryan Berardino went one for four with a double and scored by an RBI double from Thomas Joyce.

Third baseman Elias Varinos led the way for the Navigators going three for four with an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Andrew Olszak went two for five with a run scored. Outfielder George Sutherland had two hits on the day.

Gavin Sullivan got the start pitching for North Shore and went four innings giving up four runs, only one of which were earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Sullivan would pick up his first loss of the year. Matt O’Connor then came in relief going three innings giving up one run on three hits and recording five strikeouts. Devin O’Donovan finished the game, pitching a clean eighth and ninth inning allowing only one hit while striking out two.

Brandon Dufault got the start for the Knights going four innings giving up one run on five hits while striking out four. Spencer Bergeron then took the mound and earned the win pitching two innings giving up four hits and striking one out, giving up no runs. Joe Grassett then took the mound for the first time this season going one inning with a hit and a walk. Aidan Welch then came in for relief pitching a third of an inning giving up two runs on a hit and two walks. Derek Duffy then came in and got the save, going an inning and two thirds clean.