Silver Knights lose the Derby — and the game

It took the Nashua Silver Knights until the final road game of the season last year to have a game not decided by 10 innings and have to go to the FCBL’s Home Run Derby.

This year? Just seven games.

And the result was the same, as the Silver Knights fell 1-0 to the Bristol Blues at Muzzy Field on Thursday night, losing 3-2 in the second round of the derby after the two teams each got three homers in the first.

The two clubs played 10 innings of scoreless baseball as Nashua pitcher Pat Maybach allowed just three hits over six and relievers Nick Couhig and Drew Farkas didn’t allow any in two frames each.

But the Knights left eight men on while getting seven hits off Bristol pitching, including two each by Nick Biddison and Thomas Joyce.

In the derby, Kyle Maurice hit four homers (three in round one) and Joyce one, but it wasn’t enough.

There is no more point system to go with the derby in the FCBL so Nashua suffers a full loss to fall to 2-5. Bristol , meanwhile, improves to 7-1. The Knights are off Friday and then visit North Shore Saturday night before hosting the same Navigators at Holman Stadium on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.

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