Nashua Silver




Knights End Week With Loss

Sunday, June 25, 2023

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

In their last game of a six-game home week, the Knights desperately needed a win. Nashua had dropped three straight games entering Sunday, and with a rainout in Westfield on Saturday, an afternoon matchup with the Sea Unicorns was their last chance to salvage the week. 

In a contest tied at 2-2 for most of it, being on the brink of a victory was just a mirage for the Knights with Norwich pulling away 4-2.

Nashua brought their bats to the field, unlike prior games this week where the offense remained silent. Despite getting over a lingering bad habit, another one arose with the Knights unable to capitalize with runners on base and in scoring position. Nashua left 10 men on base, with seven of them being stranded in scoring position.

Yet, even with the tough situational hitting, Nashua hung around with Norwich in the early frames. Norwich would bolt out to an early 2-0 lead off Northeastern’s Michael Gemma, but the Knights quickly tied it back up with runs in the second and third. 

Vanderbilt’s Cam Kozeal sneaked a ball up the middle for his fifth RBI of the season on a base knock in the second. In the third, a double from Amherst’s Jack McDermott put runners on second and third, allowing Mt. Saint Marys’s Shane Wockley to bring in the tying run on a sacrifice fly. McDermott would post a 3-4 performance, earning Wave Radio Boston Player of the Game honors.

After some early murmurs from the offense, the bats once again fell quiet. Nashua ended the game with six straight scoreless innings. With the game in deadlock, Brown’s Stiles Begnaud ran into some trouble, walking his first two batters. Norwich would make the most of their opportunity and pull ahead with a two-run inning in the sixth.

Nashua’s quiet late innings would lead to their fourth straight loss. Now sitting at 7-21, the Knights will try and regroup after the Monday off-day before a Tuesday trip up to Vermont. Vermont and Nashua are set for a 6:35 PM first pitch on the 27th.