Nashua Silver




Knights Pick Up First Win


(Brockton, MA): The Silver Knights were able to shake the monkey off their back on Tuesday night as they picked up their first win of the season in Brockton against the Rox by a score of 10-6. The victory was a breakout performance for the Knights offense.

Nashua wasted no time jumping out to an early 3-0 lead as Jared Dupere (Northeastern) unloaded his second home run of the season in the first inning after Lucas Stallman (Boston College) walked to lead off the game and Dominc Keegan (Vanderbilt) Singled with two outs. 

The Knights would add another four in the top of the second inning, Luke Beckstein (Kansas State) lead off the inning with a double, followed by an Ed Jarvis (Northeastern) single. Troy Schreffler (Maryland) would pick up a double of his own, scoring Beckstein, and Dylan Jones (Franklin Pierce) would later single, scoring Jarvis and Schreffler. John Mead (Franklin Pierce) would double, moving his college teammate Jones to third. Keegan would follow with a SAC fly to score Jones. Nashua would tag on single runs in both the fifth and eighth innings to seal the victory.

Brockton did not go quietly, answering back in the second inning with five runs of their own. A series of four singles was enough to force the early pitching change for the Knights. Jacob Studley (Wheaton), Pat Roche (Boston College), Colin Plante (Maine), and Evan Sleight (Rutgers) all contributed hits and scored in the inning.

The Knights offense erupted for eleven hits on the night including five doubles, their highest single-game total to this point. The bullpen continued to deliver promising numbers, allowing only one earned run in seven and two-thirds innings in relief of starter Jack Dicenso (Nichols), who gave up five runs (4ER) on just four hits, while walking three and striking out four in one and a third. Shea Ryan (Assumption) picked up his first win of the season, tossing three complete innings of relief, only giving up one earned run on three hits and collecting four strikeouts. Starter Paul Prue (Wheaton) took the loss for Brockton after allowing seven earned on seven hits in just one and a third innings. 

The Knights have a quick turnaround as they return to Holman Stadium for games Wednesday and Thursday against New Britain and Worcester, both games are 6PM starts.


Photo: Kyle Prudhomme