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Nashua Bats Stay Hot


(Nashua, NH): The bats continue to smolder for the Silver Knights, who collected a season-high 16 hits on a hot Thursday night at Holman Stadium en route to a 12-1 victory over the Worcester Bravehearts, their third straight. After starting 0-3, the Knights move into second in the FCBL standings (3-3). 

Nashua jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the second inning. John Mead (Franklin Pierce) lead off with a double, later scoring on an error by the Hearts pitcher. A series of walks, concluding with Brady Day (Kansas State) would lead to the second run. Ben Rounds (Harvard) would score after a Troy Schreffler (Maryland) single. Max Viera (Northeastern) would score when his college teammate Jared Dupere drew a walk. The Knights would tag on two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, before adding three in the seventh and their final run in the eighth. 

In the fourth, Nick Shumski (Merrimack) would double and be tagged out at home, attempting to score on a wild pitch later in the inning. Schreffler, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a wild pitch during a Dominic Keegan (Vanderbilt) at bat. Dupere would single and score on a dropped third strike to Mead. Ben Rounds, Day, and Shumski would all single in the fifth before Schreffler chimed in with a SAC fly, scoring Rounds. Day would score on yet another Dupere single. Day, Schreffler, and Dupere would score in the seventh inning, reaching via walk, single, and double respectively. Dupere was 4-4 on the night with two walks, two runs and 3RBI. While Schreffler had a breakout game going 2-4 with two runs and 2RBI. 

Worcester struggled to find offense against the Knights pitchers, stringing together only five hits in the game. They collected their lone run in the fifth inning with two outs when Trevor Johnson (Dartmouth) doubled and scored when Nick Martin (Westfield State) traded places with a double of his own.

Nashua reliever Jack Pawloski (UMass-Amherst) picked up his first win of the season, going 2.2 innings, only allowing one run on two hits, while striking out seven of the twelve batters he faced. Sebastian Gruszecki took the loss for Worcester, going an inning and a third, giving up four runs, two earned on two hits, four walks and two strikeouts. The Silver Knights pitching staff gave up only five hits on the night while striking out twelve, lowering the team ERA to 2.67. 

The Knights visit North Shore on Friday night before returning home on Saturday to face the Navigators in the second half of a home and home. First pitch at Holman Stadium is scheduled for 6PM.