Nashua Silver




Knights Drop 5th Straight

Thursday, June 8, 2023

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

On the last of their four-game road trip, the Silver Knight desperately needed to pull out a win to avoid going 0-4 on the stand. Nashua’s last chance to salvage the trip came in New Britain, where they would have to take on the 9-4 Bees. After trying to piece it together after two close losses, the Knights fell back to their old ways with another blowout loss 9-1 in central Connecticut. 

Nashua’s biggest question left unanswered is within their pitching staff, and Thursday night was a prime example of that. New Britain’s red-hot Bees turned the scoreboard into their canvas, painting crooked numbers on the board early. Saint Joseph’s Padraig Mac Seain made his third start of the season, trying to come back from a loss to Brockton.

New Britain sent a message to the Knights, posting six earned runs on seven hits in just one and ⅓ innings. Five different Bees posted two or more hits on the night, with the team putting up runs in each of the first four innings which included a three-run first and a four-run second. 

In a hole early, the Knights's offense tried to battle back but fell into their old ways. Another nine-strikeout night from the Nashua lineup made it impossible to crawl back in the second meeting between New Britain and the Knights.

St. Thomas Aquinas’s Nick O’Connor and WPI’s Kyle DeRoma both posted hits from the seven and eight spots, with O’Connor bringing around Nashua’s lone run in the seventh on an RBI single.

With this one decided almost from the opening bell, the Knights will head back to Historic Holman Stadium with a record of 2-11. Needing to get right and get right fast, Nashua will welcome in Brockton and Pittsfield for a quick two-game homestand over the weekend.

Looking to work on their home record of 1-4, the Knights will take on the Rox on Friday night with a 6:00 PM first pitch.