Bravehearts Beat Down Silver Knights
Worcester Wins fifth straight, tenth out of last eleven
Nashua, NH- The Worcester Bravehearts entered Friday's game in Nashua riding a four game wining streak. They were able to continue their dominance with a 14-3 victory over the Silver Knights.
On the mound, it was Bravehearts starter Joseph Mancini who was the star. The righty went 6 strong innings, allowing only six hits, two walks and one earned run. He also had three strikeouts and picked up the win.
The 'Hearts got the scoring going early in the second. Mack Cheli led off the inning with a double off the left field wall. Kirk Sidwell then singled to bring up Joe Pesce. The nine-man Pesce delivered with an RBI double to score the first run of the game. After a Ricciardi walk to load the bases, Chris Rinaldi singled up the middle to bring in Sidwell and Pesce. The inning continued when Edward Haus walked and Dustin Harris hit a two-run single to give Worcester a 5-0 lead.
Worcester added another run in both the fourth and fifth. After Rinaldi doubled, Harris drove him in with an RBI single in the fourth. Mack Cheli then hit a solo home run to give Worcester a 7-0 lead in the fifth.
Nashua added a run in the fifth after a Max Goione single brought in a Nick Biddison who originally reached on a double.
The lead was extended for Worcester after they managed to load the bases with two outs for Rinaldi. A Rinaldi single brought in Brett Coffel who reached on a walk, and Joe Pesce who reached on a single.
One more run was brought in by Worcester in the eighth when Kirk Sidwell hit a sacrafice fly that scored Dustin Harris who reached after getting hit by a pitch and advanced on walks. This was followed by four runs in the ninth. After Chris Rinaldi singled and Haus walked, Dustin Harris hit an RBI double to increase the lead to 11-3. A Kirk Sidwell single then scored Haus and Harris. Peace then grounded out to score Sidwell.
The Bravehearts return home Sunday afternoon to face the North Shore Navigators. First pitch will be at 4:05 as it is a Kid's Club Sunday. All members of the Worcester Bravehearts Kid's Club will get in for free.