he Pittsfield Suns (7-0) continue to ride the best start in Suns' franchise history, downing the 2016 FCBL champion Nashua Silver Knights (4-2) by a score of 6-4.
The Suns took the first run on the board in the first Ryan Arena hit a sacrifice fly into deep left field, scoring Conor Moriarty.
The Silver Knights stayed in it, getting a run each off two wild pitches, scoring Cam Cook and Ted Williams in the third and fifth respectively.
The Suns would get five in the fifth. It started with a three run bomb into left field from Kevin Donati, an RBI two-bagger by Scott Holzwasser, and an RBI base knock for Sean Phelan.
Nashua would try to mount a comeback. In the seventh, Ted Williams scored after a wild pitch and throwing error by Justin Cooke. In the eighth, The Silver Knights would get another one after an RBI double by Cam Cook. It would have been two RBI, if not for Luke Tyree being gunned down at home. Austin Wendt closed it out in the 9th to end it 6-4.
Mitch Holcomb (1-0) got the win pitching five innings with two runs, five hits, and five strikeouts. James Muse (0-2) was given the loss after going four and a third inning with five runs (all earned) and five hits.
The Elser Animal Control Pest Player of the Game went to Kevin Donati, who went 3-5 with a three run home run.
The Pittsfield Suns finish the longest homestand of the season tomorrow, June 10th with a game against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. Cal Slepkow will start for the Suns against Dirt Dawgs pitcher Edward Baram. It will be Saturday Night Social Media Live, so get ready to break out the hashtags. Gates open at 6 PM with the ball game slated for 7 PM. Pre game is set for 6:45 PM.