We cheered on the Nashua Silver Knights as they defeated the Worchester Bravehearts in a 2-0 win. This was a fun way to spend a warm late summer evening. (Our seats were directly behind home plate which explains the "netting" seen in these photos. These were taken with a cell phone.)
The Nashua team won the championship series, two games to none. This win marked the second consecutive year the Silver Knights won the Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. The Silver Knights have never had a losing season and qualified for the post-season every year. It's the fourth time in 7 years that the team has taken the trophy.
The FCBL is a 9-team collegiate summer baseball league in New England with six franchises in Massachusetts, two in New Hampshire, and one in Connecticut. The FCBL plays a 56-game schedule (28 home/28 away). It's a wood bat league and ballplayers are unpaid collegiate athletes who join the league to gain experience and exposure to Major League baseball scouts. Each year, top players will be scouted and selected in the MLB draft.
This is a fun way to spend a warm summer night at the ball field. Between innings, there's assorted side-line events like kid-friendly competitions and t-shirt tosses, always a big crowd favorite. (We've never scored a shirt, but there's always next year.)
We started going to the games last year and were at the final 2016 championship game when the Silver Knights won the trophy. What's not to like, a good time with often free or 2 for 1 tickets and dining out on hot dogs and soft pretzels. (Please, don't say these aren't summer time food groups.)
What fun did you have this weekend?