The took on North Attleboro on a Patriots’ Day Monday afternoon, at Community Field in North Attleboro. Senior Kenny Boykin took the mound for the Knights who were looking to avenge , but fell 8-2.
Boykin, who pitched solid over 5 and 1/3 innings took the loss in his first start of the season. The Knights also received a stellar hitting performance from Sophomore Pat Raeke, who went 2 for 3 on the day.
The Knights 8-2 loss dropped them to 1-5 on the season, partly due to a very hard opening stretch of games for Stoughton.
Stoughton took a 1-0 lead in the first, but NA (now 3-2 on the season) countered with 8 unanswered runs until the Knights took one back in the 7th to cut the lead to 8-2, the eventual final score.
When asked about Boykin's effort on the mound, Senior Jamie Connors stated, "Kenny did an excellent job today. This is a real good hitting team, and he preformed well and gave us a chance to win. As a team we need to get hits and score runs so our pitchers feel confident on the mound. It's something we will improve on as the season progresses."
Junior Captain Pat Jackman added, "Tough loss for the team today, we felt confident coming in that we would be able to come in and pick up a much needed win. It didn't work out in our favor today, but the ball will eventually bounce in our favor and we will be fine."
The Knights next test is in Mansfield on Wednesday, which is a game that both teams are considering a "must win" game. The Hornets are 1-4 heading into a Tuesday contest at Braintree.