Nashua Silver




Viera Powers Knights to Victory


(Nashua, NH): As the season passes the halfway point, each game becomes more meaningful in the quest to make the top-two FCBL playoff. Despite being outhit, the Silver Knights put together a 6-3 win against the Brockton Rox on Thursday, giving them a 2-game cushion from the now third-place team. Worcester (currently 1st) lost to New Britain for a second straight night, putting the Knights only a half game out of the top spot. 

In the first inning, the Knights would strike first. Nick Shumski (Merrimack) would lead off the game with a single, and would later score on a groundout by Dom Keegan (Vanderbilt). In the 2nd, Brockton tied the game at 1 whe JP Knight (Bryant) singled and scored on a hit by Patrick DeSalvo (Georgetown). The Rox would take the lead in the 4th, Cal Christofori (Yale) would give the Rox the lead with a leadoff home run. Jacob Studley (Wheaton) would single and score Brockton’s third run on a Buddy Dewaine (CCSU) single. Nashua would get one back to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the 4th, as Max Viera (Northeastern) took a 1-1 pitch over the left field brick wall. Nashua would knot the score in the 5th, when Ben Rounds (Harvard) lead off with a single, advanced to second on a passed ball, then scored on a Keegan RBI single.

The game would remain tied until the bottom of the 8th, when Nashua plated the final 3 runs. Keegan blasted a 1-1 pitch into the right field triangle for a leadoff triple. Lucas Stalman would follow him with a SAC fly to right field, giving the Knights the lead. Brett Anderson would single up the middle on a 3-0 pitch before Viera sent his second baseball of the night, this one over the left-center fence to give Nashua a 6-3 lead.

 Nick Guarino (Clark) was superb in his fourth outing of the season, going 3.1IP while giving up only 3 hits, 1BB, and 4K to pick up his second win. Paul Prue (Wheaton) struggled in his second outing against Nashua, picking up the loss. He went 2IP, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 1K.  

The Knights move to 14-9, 0.5 games behind Worcester for the top seed and now two games ahead of Brockton for second place. Nashua heads back to Fraser Field on Friday to face the Navigators at 6:05PM before traveling to Leominster to face Worcester in a pivotal game on Saturday night at 6PM. Subscribe to the FCBL Network and catch all Silver Knights game action, plus every game throughout the league, by visiting