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Saturday, June 3, 2023

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

Following a rainout that spoiled Friday’s matchup against New Britain, the Silver Knights looked toward their Saturday slate against the Brockton Rox. Meeting for their fourth time this season, the Rox got their revenge for Wednesday’s loss against Nashua with a 10-3 win.


After an impressive showing in their win on Wednesday, the Knights fell back into their old habits with a tough day at the plate. Twelve strikeouts on the night marks the fifth time in nine games that the Knights tallied nine or more strikeouts. Nashua’s top four hitters went 1-16 in a brutal night at the plate.


Despite the cold bats, Nashua battled in this one for most the ballgame. New England’s Luca Giallongo gave the Knights their only lead on the night with a leadoff single, eventually coming around to score on Eastern Nazarene’s Shane McNamara’s sacrifice fly.


Saint Joseph’s Padraig Mac Seain pitched solid to start his second start of the year, but it was only a matter of time til the pesky Rox broke him down. Base knocks from Stonehill’s Sam Parks and UMass Lowell’s Jake Fitzgibbons set the table for Johnson and Wales Dante D’Avanzo to bring them in on a two RBI single. Brockton posted a three-run fourth in what would be Mac Seain’s final frame of work.


While Brockton posted numbers on the scoreboard, Nashua hung around. After great appearances from Brown’s Stiles Begnaud and St. Lawrence’s Sam Fosberg for Nashua, the game was stuck at 4-2 Brockton for most of the evening. It wasn’t until the Rox finally exploded for a six-run ninth off Purdue’s Zach Fletcher to shape a close ballgame into another runaway at Historic Holman Stadium

A quiet offense and late inning unravel led to Nashua’s fourth home loss, now sitting at an overall record of 2-7. Needing to bounce back and quick, the Knights will head down to Norwich for an afternoon matchup with the Sea Unicorns. Nashua and Norwich are set for a 4:00 PM first pitch on Sunday.