Nashua Silver




Knights Roll


(Nashua, NH): Coming off a game where the offense recorded eleven hits, the Silver Knights improved on that number, putting up twelve in a 10-1 victory over the New Britain Bees at Holman Stadium.

Following a nearly 80-minute rain delay, Knights starter Josh Roberge (Wheaton) wasted no time as he retired the Bees 1-2-3 in the first inning. The bats would explode for Nashua in the home half of the first. Singles by Dylan Jones (Franklin Pierce) and Nick Shumski (Merrimack) were followed by Jared Dupere (Northeastern) being hit by a pitch. Stepping in with no outs, Dominic Keegan (Vanderbilt) sent a triple into the right-center gap, scoring all three runners. John Mead was next in line and did not waste his opportunity, as he took a 2-1 pitch over the right field fence for a 2-run home run, extending the lead to 5-0. Later in the inning, Nick Perkins (Endicott) singled, followed by a Brady Day (Kansas State) walk. Back at the top of the order, Jones would collect a double and score both Silver Knights, capping the 7-run inning.

The remainder of the game was much more contested, as only four total runs were scored by both sides after the opening frame. Nashua would add to their total in the third inning after an error by the Bees defense. Dupere would walk, scoring Perkins who had walked and advanced on the error. In the fourth, John Mead (Franklin Pierce) and Troy Schreffler, Jr. (Maryland) would reach via walk and error before Luke Beckstein (Kansas State) chipped in with a SAC fly, scoring Mead. Schreffler would score on a Nick Perkins single. 

New Britain was quiet offensively all night, only recording four hits. They would finally push across a run in the seventh inning. Noah Martinez (CCSU) would walk and then score on an Andrew Cain (New Haven) double. 

The Silver Knights were given a strong showing by the pitching staff, which sent seven arms to the mound on Wednesday night. Griffin Young (Wheaton) picked up his first win of the summer after going one and a third innings while giving up no hits, walking one and striking out four. Roberge was solid in his start, going 3.2 innings on two hits, five walks and seven strikeouts. Macguire O’Sullivan (Assumption) suffered the loss, giving up seven earned runs on six hits and one walk in one inning of work. 

The Knights will finish the brief homestand on Thursday night when they host the Worcester Bravehearts at 6PM, before heading back on the road Friday night at North Shore.