Nashua Silver




Silver Knight Bats Go Cold


(Nashua, NH): Lack of offense was front and center for the Silver Knights on Tuesday night, as they fell 9-2 against the Worcester Bravehearts. Nashua only managed 5 hits on the evening with one being an extra-base hit, a spitting image of their second contest with Westfield on Sunday. 

Worcester blew the game wide open by putting up 5 runs in the top of the third, and another 3 in the seventh. Danny Torres (Saint Leo) would lead off the third with a double to right field. Ben Rice (Dartmouth) would walk. Ben McNeill (NYIT) would send a Roberge pitch over the left-center fence to give the Hearts a 3-0 lead. With two outs, Andrew Selima (Holy Cross) would take his turn with the home run, this one to right field. After a Joseph Pesce (NYIT) walk and wild pitch, a Trevor Johnson (Dartmouth) single would score Pesce, making it 5-0. After adding a run in the sixth, the Bravehearts padded their lead. Aidan Wilde (Stonehill) singled and scored in the seventh on a Nick Martin (Westfield State) hit. Pesce would single and score on a passed ball, and then Johnson would walk and score on a Torres groundout. Worcester got hit contributions from all nine of their starting lineup. 

Nashua would find a smidge of offense in the bottom of the ninth. Dylan Jones (Franklin Pierce), who entered the game for Ben Rounds (Harvard) after an outfield collision, singled to start the inning. Lucas Stalman (Boston College) would later walk, setting up Nick Shumski (Merrimack) who singled home Jones. Luke Beckstein would double to the right-center gap, scoring Stalman. The Knights put the ball in play, but could not find an offensive groove. 

Eric Chavarria (Lewis Clark State) picked up his first win of the season in his fourth start. He went 5 innings, giving up no runs on only 2 hits, 2BB and 5K. Josh Roberge (Wheaton) took the loss for Nashua. Roberge went 3 innings, giving up 5ER on 4H, 6BB and 2K. Costly defensive miscommunications would not aid Roberge in his outing. 

Nashua falls to 12-9 on the season, now 2.5 games behind Worcester for the top spot and only a game ahead of Brockton for second. Subscribe to the FCBL Network and catch all Silver Knights game action, plus every game throughout the league, at Also be sure to check out the Knights when they host the North Shore Navigators Saturday, August 15th at 1PM on NESN.