Niagara Gazette


June 26, 2013

Power lose third straight

Niagara Gazette — A day off wasn’t enough to change the fortunes of the Niagara Power.

After dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Geneva Red Wings on Sunday, the Power traveled to Olean to try and turn things around against the Oilers.

The result was close to the opposite. The Power were held to three hits and scored zero earned runs in a 9-3 loss Tuesday, their third straight.

The Oilers scored early and often against Niagara starter Zach Uher (1-2), who struggled through seven innings of work. After striking out the first two batters he faced, Uher gave up a walk, a double, an RBI single and a double steal with runners on first and third to give the Oilers a 2-0 lead after one.

The Power (7-9) took advantage of a few miscues in the fourth to touch up Olean starter Nick Donofry (2-0). After Cody Pentecost grounded out to start the inning, Perry Rigby and Bobby Twitty reached on back-to-back errors. Buddy McCoy went down swinging, but Scott Gillespie knocked in both, unearned, with a double, and scored on Benjamin Pickard’s follow-up double.

The 3-2 lead would be short-lived, as a single, a walk, a passed ball, another single and a triple produced two runs for the Oilers (11-5) in the bottom of the inning. They’d add four more in the fifth on Matt Beermann’s grand slam, and another in the sixth to put the game away.

Joshua Schulman pitched a scoreless eighth for the Power. Donofry lasted only five innings, but was aided by three perfect innings of relief from Kyle McClain.

The two teams remain in Olean for a second showdown at 5 p.m. today. They’ll return to Niagara Falls on Thursday, where they’ll cap a three-game series.

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