Nashua Silver




Butler Keeps Streak Alive

 The Silver Knights traveled west to Pittsfield for the first time this season. It was a pitcher's dual, as Alex Shafer, coming off a 7 inning performance in his last start, was great once again. He went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs. Roberge came in for a long relief appearance and had a stellar outing, putting up zeros for 4 innings, only allowing 3 batters to even reach base.


The Knights offense was quiet, Dupere led the charge with his 3-4 night. Highlighted by a 2-run single in the 4th to bring Nashua back to within 1 run. Dylan Jones tied the game up with his pinch hit appearance in the 7th. With the based loaded and 1 out, Jones hit the 5.5 hole for an RBI fielder's choice. 


No one threatened in the late innings until the bottom of the 10th, when George Welch was called on once again. With 0 outs and a runner at first, Welch struck out all 3 batters he faced and sent the game to a homerun derby.


From there it was all Billy Butler, who mashed 10 homeruns by himself in the Silver Knights portion of the derby. Catcher Jack Arend was elected to pitch to Butler for the homerun derby. The Suns used 3 batters for their portion, but were only able to knock 6 balls out of the yard.


The Knights have now won 7 straight and will be taking on the Suns once again on Sunday at Historic Holman Stadium.