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Vermont Strikes Early, Monsters End Knights Nine Game Streak

Photo: Kailey Lane/Nashua Silver Knights

Historic Holman Stadium was host to multiple occasions on Friday night. 67 Amherst Street wasn’t just the setting for Greater Nashua NAACP’s Night at the Ballpark, but it was also prepped for the Silver Knight’s attempt at their 10th straight win. Taking on the Vermont Lake Monsters, who they’ve faced three times in the last three days, Vermont was looking to break Nashua’s lengthy winning run. Dropping their last four games against Nashua, the Lake Monsters said enough was enough with an early offensive outburst in a 4-2 win.

Nashua entered the game confident, sending their presumed ace in Tulane’s Jonah Wachter to the mound. Despite Wachter’s dominant season so far, this marked Vermont’s third time already facing Jonah this year, as the Monsters started to have his number.

Vermont put up four runs against the Green Wave sophomore, with Wachter giving up the most runs he has yet in 2022. After a quick 1-0 Nashua lead on Boston College’s Kyle Wolff’s 20th RBI of the season, Trinity’s Brian Schaub opened the scoring for the Lake Monsters with a solo blast in the third. Vermont wouldn’t go away from the long ball, as Clarkson’s Colby Brouillete smoked a ball to deep right later in the game. Brouillete’s blast was with two men on, bringing home three with the score now 4-1 Vermont after four.

Needing to recover, Nashua’s offense tried to get to work. A struggling night for the Knight lineup, despite Wolff’s RBI single, started to turn a corner in the sixth. A one out single by St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Andrew Jemison got a runner aboard, with him advancing to second on a Vermont error.

With a runner now in scoring position, Amherst’s Jack McDermott came up big with an RBI single to bring Jemison home to cut the lead to two. McDermott notched his 10th RBI of the year, as the Knights looked to start a rally.

Looking to catch fire after McDermott’s RBI, it ended up being just a flash in the pan for the Knights. Nashua’s lineup had a quiet night, struggling to make up for the early deficit. Despite Nashua’s first three hitters in Jemison, McDermott, and Wolff, no other Silver Knight recorded a hit on the night. Combining for ten strikeouts, Nashua’s tough night at the plate ended up sinking their hopes of a ten-game win streak as the Knights fell 4-2.

Taking their first loss in over a week, Nashua will hit the road and look to get back on track with a 6:05 PM Saturday first pitch against the Pittsfield Suns.