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Five-Run Seventh Propels Knights Over Warriors 8-4

Five-Run Seventh Propels Knights Over Warriors 8-4


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

By: Dan Allison | Silver Knights media relations

After going 2-1 on the weekend, the Silver Knights continued their momentum with a week-opening win over the Road Warriors 8-4. Nashua’s last three wins have all come with the Knights scoring eight runs or more, as the Knights rallied from down 4-2 with a pivotal five-run seventh inning to come out on top.

Rutgers’s Owen Carey stole the show on Tuesday night, going 3-3 with three RBIs in the three spot for Nashua. Carey headlined the Silver Knights’ one through five hitters who combined for nine of the team’s 10 hits.

Keene State’s Tommy Ahlers and Central Michigan’s Drew Loikits both tallied multi-hit nights ahead of Carey in the one and two slots, with Siena’s Jeff Valdez doing damage from the nine-hole with a two-RBI single in Nashua’s big seventh frame.

On the bump, it was a roller coaster of an evening for the Silver Knights. Penn State’s Will Perkowski struck out five in his second start of the summer but was pulled after just three innings after his first earned run of the season. 

After the Road Warriors capitalized on the early hook with a three-run fourth off Rhode Island’s Jake Cullen, Nashua got back on track with Assumption’s Mike Crowley, Lafayette’s John Milewski, and UMass Lowell’s Andres Hulfachor locking down the middle innings with a combined three scoreless frames.

Walks and passed balls coughed up the lead for the Road Warriors with the game sitting at 4-4 after six. Tied entering the seventh, Lehigh’s Andrew Noone and Loikits slapped singles through the infield to set up the Knights in a great spot.

Once again, self-inflicted wounds haunted the Road Warriors, including a base-loaded plunk of UMass Lowell’s River Hart to bring in a run. Noone came around to score on a passed ball, with Carey and Valdez eventually adding RBI knocks to cap off the inning and make it 8-4.

With a four-run lead, Nashua turned to Wake Forest’s Andrew Koshy and Endicott’s Kyan Bagshaw to bridge the Knights to a victory. Koshy dominated the eighth, striking out the Warriors 1-2-3 with Bagshaw closing the door with two strikeouts in the ninth to give the Knights victory number five on the season.

Coming off winning their last three of four, the Silver Knights will look to stay hot as they head back down to New Britain on Wednesday. First pitch from Nashua and the Bees is set for 6:35 PM.