Nashua Silver




NSK Bats Come to Life

By Dan Aulbach, Silver Knights Media Relations


After a brutal six-game losing streak fueled by a cold streak in the Silver Knights offense, a familiar and dangerous foe was waiting at Historic Holman Stadium Thursday night in the Norwich Sea Unicorns. After starting out the year 1-7 against Norwich, the Knights desperately needed a change of pace in their last home game in June. After a hot start and a five-run seventh inning rally against the Sea Unicorns, the Silver Knights dominantly took down the Sea Unicorns 9-3.


Andrew Chenevert started on the bump for Nashua, pitching eight days earlier with 4.2 innings of shutout baseball against the Bees. With plenty of rest, he gave the Silver Knights the boost they needed to start off strong, pitching 4.1 innings while only allowing one earned run on five walks and two hits with a strikeout. 


While Chenevert got to work, the bats immediately woke up. A two-out walk from Jack McDermott got cleanup hitter Pedro Figueroa up to the plate, who had two hits including a triple in their Wednesday matchup against the Sea Unicorns. The big righty bat hit a fly ball nearly topping the left center field wall for an RBI double with McDermott scoring all the way from first. Shane McNamara followed up with a double to left on his own, scoring Figueroa for a quick 2-0 lead. 


The first round of the batting order didn’t stop there; in the second inning, first baseman Shane Wockley hit a no-doubt moonshot to right field, now second in the league in home runs and giving the Knights a 3-0 lead. Though Norwich would score two runs in the third, Chenevert passed the baton to Alex Meesig, who pitched three innings of one-run relief. When the Knights entered the seventh, a scoring frenzy surged up and down the order while McDermott and Figueroa would record RBIs and Camden Kozeal would knock in a two-rbi single line drive to right field.


With Wake Forest Will Ray reliever closing out the ninth, the Silver Knights snap their six-game losing streak and head to Brockton before a weekend home series kicking off July. First pitch in Brockton on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.