Nashua Silver




Vermont Five-Run Fifth Curbs Knights 9-5

In a must-win game for the Silver Knights following a winless week, Nashua’s second win of the season wouldn’t come easy with the Vermont Lake Monsters coming to town. With the Knights holding a 3-0 lead early, another tough bullpen performance let Vermont run away with a 9-5 victory.

Sunday would mark Nashua’s sixth blown lead of the season, with Vermont’s five-run fifth making it the third half-inning of the season where the Knights’ bullpen has given up five or more runs.

Despite the loss, the Nashua offense was resilient with the lineup battling back to cut the deficit to one before Vermont would answer with a three-run ninth. It would also be Nashua who would strike first with UMass Lowell’s River Hart sending a towering two-run blast in the third.

Saint Anselm’s Andrew Chenevert, in his second start of the summer, would pitch well for the red and black. Chenevert would pitch four solid innings before running into trouble in the fifth with two walks to lead off the frame.

Going to the bullpen following Chenevert would once again spell trouble for Nashua. Lafayette’s John Milewski had trouble locating early, giving up five runs and three earned. Once a three-run lead, the Holman faithful sat stunned with Vermont now controlling a 6-3 ballgame.

Trying to come back, Nashua would put up one-run innings in the sixth and seventh off an RBI sacrifice fly from UMass’s Justin Blumenthal and an RBI single from Lehigh’s Andrew Noone. Down one now, the Knights' chances were escalating.

Alas, Nashua would run into another bump in the road. Wake Forest’s Andrew Koshy, after a clean performance in the eighth inning, would give up a backbreaking two-RBI knock to Columbia’s Eric Jeon with two outs and the bases loaded. 

Four runs were too much for the Knights to overcome, and a big day from the Lake Monsters at the plate left Nashua at 1-6 on the season. Heading into week two, the Silver Knights will look to get back on track with two home games against the Brockton Rox. First pitch between Nashua and the Rox is set for a special “Elementary Day” 10:30 AM first pitch.