Nashua Silver




Knights Shut Out in Norwich

After losing a five-run lead against the Suns on Saturday, the Silver Knights traveled to Norwich to attempt to change their seven-game skid with Brandon Gray on the mound. While the starter from Stonehill College locked it down– only allowing one run and five hits with three strikeouts through six innings of work– the bats went cold and couldn’t find momentum as the Silver Knights fell to the Sea Unicorns 4-0.
While the offense showed bright spots in the loss against the Suns, only three Silver Knights players recorded a hit in Norwich, none of which were extra-base hits. Batting leadoff, center fielder Luca Giallongo continued to rack up hits, going 2-4 with a stolen base. However, the next three hitters in the lineup could not move the speedy outfielder on the base paths, going a combined 1-12 on the day.
While the offense dwindled, Gray settled into the game, going scoreless in his first three innings of work while only allowing a hit. While Gray’s first base runner of the fourth inning was caught stealing and thrown out by the rocket arm of catcher Will Fosberg, the pitcher’s only mistake came against Brennan Hyde, who hit a long ball over the fence for his first home run of the year.
After Gray’s outing, the Sea Unicorns got the best of Greg Gentle with a leadoff triple to left field from Austin Bohlman, followed by an RBI single from Dean Ferrara and a costly wild pitch that would score the second run of the seventh inning. Though Zach Gitscheir and Anthony Pidgeton held down the pen in the late innings, error troubles continued for the Silver Knights as Norwich tacked on another run. With the lead within reach, Fosberg would get the only Silver Knights hit of the last three innings with a single to right field, but it would be too little too late falling 4-0 on the road.
Adding an eighth loss to their streak, the Silver Knights head back home for a four-game home stand starting with the Worcester Bravehearts. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday.