Knights continued their road trip this time traveling to Waltham to face the Yankees. Jay Lendall took the ball for his first ever YBL appearance for the Knights and faced off against George Ziegler. Lendall made it through 2 1/3 innings before giving way to Branden Eaton who came on with the bases loaded and 1 out to induce an inning ending double play off the bat of Steve Walsh. The Knights had an early 3 – 0 lead heading into that inning but the Yankees got to Lendall for 2 runs before the double play. The Knights picked up another run on a Mikey Oliveira double to take a 4 to 2 lead. Shawn Carlson came on in relief of Eaton and stuck out the 6 batters he faced and Jon Shepard earned his 2nd save in as many chances by pitching the 7th. Offensively for the Knights Mikey Oliveira (3 hits) and Kenny Polanco (2 hits) led the attack on the Knight. George Ziegler was the tough luck loser pitching a complete game for the Yankees. All in all another victory for EBK as they hold on for their 4th win in as many games. “Just another game for us and now we prepare for the Malden Maddogs on Tuesday. We did our job and left town with the W” said Knights Manager Eric Bellavia. The Knights now have the Memorial Day weekend break coming up and will finish their 5 game road trip to start the season on Tuesday at Maplewood Park vs the Malden Maddogs. The Knights will have their home opener on Friday night at “The Stadium” at 8PM vs the Al Thomas A’s.
Kenny Luongo underwent successful elbow surgery last Tuesday and is now set for his Tommy John surgery in late June. Sean Hannon has been shut down indefinitely due to right bicep soreness. Kyle Connors, EBK CF in the 2013 season will make his return Tuesday vs the Maddogs after missing all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery. Former Knight and current Sothern Illinois Miner (Can Am League) John Tangherlini made his first appearance with his independent league team and pitched 3 innings of shutout ball only allowing one hit.
Tuesday, May 26th vs the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood Park in Malden at 8PM
Friday, May 29th vs the Al Thomas A’s at East Boston Stadium at 8PM
Tuesday June 2nd vs the Revere Rockies at Ronan Park at 7:30PM
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