Nashua Silver




Derby Loss

Friday, June 9, 2023

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

Proceeding a 0-4 road trip to forget, the Silver Knights returned home to try and rewrite their wrongs. Nashua welcomed a familiar face into Holman as they got set to face the Rox for the fifth time this season. In a game that the Knights controlled just about the whole way, the Rox snuck out their fourth victory against Nashua this year 5-4 in home run derby fashion.

Dayton’s Jack Fitzgerald blasted two home runs for Brockton while Nashua failed to post any, letting the Rox steal a win right under the Knights’ noses.

In a theme that slowly is turning into a habit, Nashua’s self-inflicted errors lost themselves Friday night’s ballgame. A season-high five errors plagued Nashua’s great play elsewhere, with the four Brockton runs within the nine frames coming unearned.

On the flip side of the sloppy play in the field, the Knights brought their best to the plate. Eleven hits on the night mark one of the highest game totals of the season so far, with the two through four hitters combining for three RBIs.

Clark’s Ryan Caulfield had one of his best days in the red and black, tallying three hits with an RBI. Northeastern’s Will Fosberg also had a day, posting two hits along with throwing a runner out taking second in a pivotal spot late in the ballgame.

Rhode Island’s Brandon Hsu had his longest outing of the year and did not disappoint. Only giving up three hits on six strikeouts with no earned runs in five and ⅔ innings.

Nashua would have the lead in most of this ballgame, with the Knights striking first in the bottom of the second. With their elite hitting and lackluster fielding, both squads would go back and forth on the scoreboard until Brockton tied things up in a big two-run eighth.

Despite their fielding miscues, the Knights also fell flat in some big spots later in the game. Nashua left fourteen runners on base, with several being stranded on third base. Not adding more insurance runs would later become an issue for Nashua as both teams would be deadlocked after 10 innings.