Nashua Silver Knights hammer Westfield
A four-run second inning propelled the Nashua Silver Knights to a 10-4 road win over Westfield on Wednesday night.
Benjamin Cowles helped spark the Silver Knights’ assault on Westfield pitching with three hits and three runs batted in, including a home run. Noah Lucier also homered for the Silver Knights and drove in a pair of runs.
Luis Atila also had three hits for Nashua, who pounded out a 14-hit attack.
Starting pitcher Evan Christopulos recorded the win for the Silver Knights, allowing just one run on three hits in six innings of work.
The Silver Knights are on the road again Thursday night as they travel to Pittsfield for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Suns at Wahconah Park.
Nashua returns to Holman Stadium for a 6:45 p.m. game at Holman Stadium against Bristol. A post-game fireworks show is scheduled.
Fisher Cats split
Jon Harris allowed just three hits over five innings, leading the New Hampshire Fisher Cats over the Portland Sea Dogs in a 7-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Harris (2-1) picked up the win after he struck out five while allowing one run.
Portland tied the game 1-1 in the fourth after Joey Curletta hit a solo home run.
The Fisher Cats went out in front with five runs in the sixth inning, including two-run singles by Forrest Wall and Josh Palacios.
Tanner Houck (7-5) went five innings, allowing three runs and four hits in the Eastern League game. He also struck out five and walked four.
In the second game, C.J. Chatham hit a two-run homer in the third inning, leading the Sea Dogs to a 3-2 win.
The home run by Chatham scored Deiner Lopez to give the Sea Dogs a 2-0 lead.
After Portland added a run in the fourth on a single by Brett Netzer, the Fisher Cats cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Kevin Smith hit a two-run single.
Eduard Bazardo (1-0) got the win in relief.
while New Hampshire starter Willy Ortiz (2-4) took the loss in the Eastern League game.
The teams split the doubleheader after New Hampshire won the first game 7-1. Portland improved to 4-2 against New Hampshire this season.