Knights Fall in Opener
(Nashua, NH): Even In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, college baseball made a triumphant
return to New England on Thursday night. For the first time in nearly four months, players were
able to compete, albeit in front of a socially-distanced capacity crowd. The North Shore
Navigators came away with the 4-1 victory.
In the first inning, it seemed likely that fans would be treated to their fair share of offense, as
North Shore put up a run of their own, courtesy of a Sal Frelick (Boston College) double to start
the game and a wild pitch from Knights starter Geoff Mosseau (St. Johns). The Knights struck
back, as Jared Dupere (Northeastern) spared no time in sending his first home run of the season
over the right field fence to tie the game. John Mead (Franklin Pierce) would add a single in the
inning, but that would be the final hit of the night for the home town team.
In the second, three singles would give the Navigators two more runs and eventually seal the
game. Logan Bravo (Harvard) and Peter Burns (Boston College) collected hits before Frelick
lined a single to center field, scoring them both. The Navs would tag on their final run in the
seventh inning, after a 45-minute rain delay.
Gavin Sullivan (Stetson) picked up the win for the Navs. Beau Dana (Dickinson College) recorded
his first save by striking out the side in the ninth, while Geoff Mosseau took the loss for Nashua
in a game that saw 14 pitchers make appearances, all on pitch-count restrictions.
The Knights will look to get in the win column when they host the Brockton Rox Friday night at Historic
Holman Stadium, first pitch is set for 6PM.