By GABBI RIGGI
LYNN — The North Shore Navigators are still chasing their first victory of the season.
Saturday night at Fraser Field, the Navs fell to the Nashua Silver Knights, who scored early and often for an 8-3 victory. The Navigators are now 0-7.
Nashua pounded starter Evan Glew (Northern Essex Community College) for five runs and nine hits in his second start of the season.
The first inning kicked off with three consecutive singles that scored Kyle Bonicki before the Navigators could record an out.
The second run came in on a double off the bat of Silver Knight Andrew Jaehnig that dropped in shallow center field. Navigators’ right fielder Jeff Mejia provided a highlight play, though, going deep to snag a ball and catching it with his back to the wall.
The Navigators pushed back in the second with a triple by Nick Furmann (Frederick Community College) to score MacDaniel Singleton (Salem State), who was hit by a pitch. Nashua stomped right back in the top of the third as Jaehnig doubled again, scoring Sullivan. Two ground balls brought in another run for the Silver Knights.
A three run sixth inning proved to be too much for the Navigators. Nashua’s Thomas Joyce hit a long solo shot to make it 6-2. Ryan Sullivan scored a two run double to the left field corner to add the final two Silver Knight tallies for the night.
Furmann tried to kick start a Navs’ comeback with a double in the bottle of the seventh but the Nashua bullpen prevented further scoring. A sacrifice fly by Ryan Collins (Northern Essex) put the last tally on the board for the North Shore on the night.
The Navigators have two road games in Worcester and Nashua on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Baseball returns to Fraser Field Wednesday (7) as the Navigators host the Brockton Rox.