Nashua Silver




9-Run Inning Powers Knights Past Suns

Sunday, June 18, 2023

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

The scoreboard sat at 4-0 Pittsfield with the Holman crowd hungry for some excitement. Nashua had been just about silent as can be with no runs and sloppy play in the field heading into the sixth inning. Yet, even with the offense overdue, no one at 67 Amherst Street could imagine what would take place in the next half-inning.

Nashua topped Pittsfield on Father’s Day 10-5, with a big push from a nine-run sixth inning. Nashua’s big sixth was highlighted by SNHU’s Will Perkowski's three-run home run, with Perkowski demolishing a ball to the left field patio.

Eastern Nazarene’s Shane McNamara and Northeastern’s Will Fosberg contributed as well in the frame, with a massive two RBI triple from Shane with Fosberg bringing him home from third. 

Batting around in the inning, the Knights posted seven hits along with two Pittsfield errors to keep the line moving. Nashua’s two through six hitters would all post RBIs in this contest, along with Fosberg and Colby’s Brady O’Brien recording three hit days.

Before the game-changing inning, things were in dire straits for the Knights. A two-run blast from Holy Cross’s Jimmy King off Nashua starter Brandon Metivier gave Pittsfield an early edge in the third. In the fifth, a crucial misplay in the field allowed the Suns to run wild on the base paths for a 4-0 lead. Nashua kept burning arms in the first couple of innings, as outs seemed to come at a premium. Adding that alongside a lackadaisical offense had Nashua and their fans hoping for a turnaround. 

Thankfully, the Knights would answer the fan's Fathers Day wishes and blow the doors off this matchup. Nashua would add one more run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly from Vanderbilt’s Camden Kozeal to push the run total to double digits.

Northeastern’s Michael Gemma came on in the ninth to close things out in a slobber knocker of a win. Gemma would strike out two in a seamless ninth, closing out Nashua’s second straight win as the fathers and sons of Holman could play postgame catch with post-win smiles on their faces.

Now with back-to-back wins, Nashua will welcome in the Worcester Bravehearts after Monday’s off-day. Worcester and the Silver Knights are set for a 6:00 PM first pitch on Tuesday.