Katsiroubas and Poore Knockout the Rox
Brockton, MA – LHP Nick Poore (Boston College) made his seventh start of the season for the Silver Knights. He had his longest outing of the season going 7 innings giving up 2 runs (all unearned) on 5 hits, 2 walks and striking out 2. He has now won his last four starts and is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA. Brockton started RHP Joe Fasano (NJIT) for the seventh time this season. He went 5 innings giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. He received his second consecutive loss on the season and is now 1-2 with a 1.64 ERA.
The Rox took an early 1-0 lead in the 1st when Vito Perna (Southern Louisiana) singled to center to drive in Sean Ryan (Wheaton College). Nashua quickly tied the game in the 2nd when Eric White (University of Maine) singled to right to score James Katsiroubas (UMass Lowell). Brockton took back the lead in the bottom of the 2nd when Greg Baggett (Bentley University) scored on a fielder’s choice.
The Silver Knights took the lead for good in the 5th when Logan Gillis (Bentley University) was driven in by James Katsiroubas’ double to center field. Then James Katsiroubas was driven home on Jon Minucci’s (Southern New Hampshire University) RBI single.
Brad MacHaffie(Elon University) and Cody Rocha (Assumption College) pitched two perfect innings of relief. Cody Rocha received his 7th save of the season to tie for the FCBL league lead. The Silver Knights win 3-2.
With the win Nashua is now 27-7 on the season. With 20 games left in the season the Silver Knights' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to 13 games. Also the 2012 Silver Knights have tied the FCBL single season wins record. They are tied with the 2011 Nashua Silver Knights as well as the 2011 Torrington Titans. Tomorrow Nashua has a knight off and will return to action on Friday with a road game against the Seacoast Mavericks. They return to Historic Holman Stadium on Saturday against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide for Jimmy Buffett Knight.