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Nashua stays alive in American Legion tournament

MANCHESTER – Nashua Post 124 is still alive in the New Hampshire American Legion Baseball Tournament, defeating Laconia Post 1 at Manchester’s Gill Stadium on Sunday, 13-6. Laconia got on the board in the third, as what seemed to be a routine pop fly turned into Post 124’s second error ...

Silver Knights click for 9-5 win over Mavericks

NASHUA – Just like that, it seemed like everything clicked for the Nashua Silver Knights on Sunday night at Holman Stadium. Nashua had a pitcher last over three innings and look good; its bats didn’t put pressure on the pitching staff, if anything, it took the pressure off. Nashua scored ...

Blues, poor defense foil Silver Knights new pitching plan

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have a new pitching plan, but you really couldn’t tell the difference Saturday night as their defense let down their arms, with four errors helping to lead to a 8-6 loss at the hands of the Bristol Blues before a Holman Stadium fireworks crowd of 1,455. Of ...

Nashua slips; Merrimack exits

MANCHESTER – An old baseball adage says a walk is as good as a hit. Concord had plenty of both on Saturday. Post 21 pounded out 15 hits, drew 10 walks and earned a 15-9 victory over Nashua Post 124 on Saturday in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the American Legion state baseball ...

Merrimack can’t hold on vs. Concord

MANCHESTER – They were just five outs away from staying in the winner’s bracket of the New Hampshire American Legion tournament on Friday. But Merrimack Post 98 couldn’t close the deal, falling 11-10 to Concord Post 21 in a three hour, 37 minute contest that featured 20 walks in the ...

Silver Knights wary of the Blues

NASHUA – The Bristol Blues are back at Holman Stadium for the second time in three nights on Saturday night. And they’ve certainly got the Nashua Silver Knights attention. Silver Knights hitters have struggled with one of Bristol’s pitchers twice, Michael Genaro, but also know the Blues ...

Edwards glad Merrimack’s Schaller still a Bruin

NASHUA — It didn’t make headline news, so if you didn’t hear, Merrimack’s Tim Schaller signed a one-year deal to return to the Boston Bruins. And perhaps one of the people almost as happy as Schaller is Bruins/NESN play-by-play man Jack Edwards. “We nicknamed him “The Granite ...

Let the Legion tourney gauntlet begin for two locals

Welcome back to the party, Nashua Post 124. The New Hampshire Senior American Legion baseball tournament gets underway bright and early at 9 a.m. at Manchester’s Gill Stadium on Friday, and the eight team field is almost exactly the same as a year ago – but with two exceptions: Concord ...

Silver Knights ready for critical home stretch

NASHUA – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League stretch run starts now, and the Nashua Silver Knights find themselves in a different position with two-plus weeks to play. Well, at least different for them. “Every year is different,” Nashua manager B.J. Neverett said. “No year is going ...

Williams is having a splendid Silver Knights season

NASHUA – Of course the first thing you notice about Nashua Silver Knights All-Star second baseman Ted Williams is the name. “I definitely thought about that when I was coming,” the native of the Lancaster, Pa. area said, with the identical name the Red Sox legend. “I knew if I came here ...

Team USA-Japan series finale a Holman hit

NASHUA – Team USA general manager Eric Campbell was all smiles late Monday night. The reason? Well, first, the Team USA All-Star collegians topped Team Japan,3-1, in the deciding Game 5 of their 41st series between each other. And second, they did it in front of a large, enthusiastic Holman ...

Team USA tops Japan, 3-1, to take series

NASHUA – The best baseball the city has seen in a while didn’t disappoint, with great drama the icing on the cake. It took Ole Miss fireballer Dallas Woolfolk to fan Team Japan’s Masaki Iwami with two out and the tying runs in scoring position to give Team USA a 3-1 win in the deciding ...

Silver Knights fall 6-3 at Brockton

Once again, the Nashua Silver Knights fell short on the road. Nashua (18-20) has lost 10 of its last 11 road games, including Sunday’s 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Brockton Rox at Campanelli Stadium. That loss came on the heels of a heartbreaking 5-4 ninth-inning walk-off loss at Martha’s ...

Nashua Country Club’s Martel wins State Am

KEENE – It wasn’t easy, but making history rarely is. Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel held off Concord Country Club’s Matt Paradis for a 2 and 1 victory in the 36-hole title match of the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship on Saturday at Bretwood Golf Course. The triumph marks ...

Silver Knights bounce back with 7-1 win over Suns

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights locker room is almost like an infirmary. Besides all the pitching injuries, starting outfielders Cam Cruz (wrist) and Anthony Meduri (groin) are out of the lineup. Before Friday night’s game with Pittsfield, Knights manager B.J. Neverett was talking about ...

Team USA vs. Team Japan at Holman on Monday

NASHUA – The names are pretty impressive – David Price, Jason Varitek, Jackie Bradley, Jr. – among others. They’ve all played baseball for Team USA as collegians, and that is the kind of talent that is expected at Holman Stadium on Monday night when the 2017 version of Team USA takes on ...

Nashua CC’s Martel making bid for State Am crown

KEENE – When asked a week ago for the favorites to win the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship, two of the first three names Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel mentioned were Matt Paradis and Brett Wilson. They turned out to be the final hurdles between Martel and a second title in ...

Both Pleats taste close defeats in State Am

NASHUA – Like father, like son, for Phil and James Pleat on Thursday – but not in the way they both would have liked. Both Nashua Country Club golfers had chances to send their New Hampshire Amateur Golf Championship round of 16 matches to extra holes at Bretwood Golf Course. And both sent ...

Silver Knights arms struggle once again

NASHUA – Games like Thursday night’s 13-7 loss at the hands of the North Shore Navigators wasn’t what the Nashua Silver Knights were counting on when they moved Kyle Murphy move from closer to starter. Murphy got touched up for four runs on six hits in four innings, falling to 2-2 on the ...

Nashua, Merrimack Legion teams harbor tourney hopes

MERRIMACK – It’s the home stretch for the local senior American Legion baseball season as teams jockey for tournament position or fight just to get in . Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate. Merrimack Post 98 and Exeter Post 32 were deadlocked at 2 in the top of the fourth inning at ...