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Nashua beats Torrington by a 3-2 score in Futures League action in New Hampshire.

POSTED June 11, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


Nashua 3, Torrington 2

Nashua, New Hampshire: In a well pitched game that didn’t feature a ton of offense, the Silver Knights improved to 2-0 with a 3-2 win over the visiting Titans.

One day after falling 10-1 to Nashua in their home opener, Torrington got something they desperately needed on Friday night: some sleep.

Thursday nights season opener was delayed by rain and the ensuing wait, produced a 4:30 a.m. arrival back in Torrington and it showed.

On Saturday night, with rain still in play, the Titans got a strong pitching performance from Connor McMahon who pitched six innings.

McMahon allowed just two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out three.

He left with the game tied 2-2 after the Titans had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth.

Kyle Neverman from Nashua, tied things with a home run off McMahon and the Silver Knights pushed a run across in the bottom of the seventh against Titans reliever, Tyler Wilson to win it.

The two teams combined for just nine hits, Torington had four, the home team five.

Torrington catcher Steve Ferraro led the offense with two hits while Jacob Hunter and Aaron Nardone added singles.

Wilson pitched well in his two innings and came close to getting out of the seventh without being scored on.

With two outs and runners on first and second, a flair to right was fielded by Thomas Richards,w ho threw a strike to the plate but the runner, Kyle Adie, just beat the throw for the lead.

“We had our chances tonight,” Titans manager Gregg Hunt said, “We had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the third but couldn’t score. We played much better and I’m confident the bats will come around.”

Dylan Maki pitched the last two innings for the Knights and earned his first save.

Jake Henderson, who came in to spell starter Alek Morency in the sixth, got the win.

NOTES: It’s back on the road for Torrington as they make their first trip to Seacoast to play the Mavericks. Torrington beat the Mavs’ by a 4-2 score on Thursday night. Here’s hoping for an earlier arrival time back in Torrington.

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