Niagara Gazette

Sports

June 24, 2014

Weather halts Power game

Niagara Gazette —

A flash of lightning and rumble of thunder halted the Niagara Power's home game Tuesday evening, with the visiting Olean Oilers leading, 2-0, in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Moments after the thunder forced a mandatory 30-minute delay, heavy rain poured down on the stadium, chasing fans into the parking lot and Power players and staff toward an available set of tarps which they used to cover the infield, but not in time to save the game.

Both Power starter Blake Holbein and Oilers hurler Austin Bizzle made quick work of their innings leading up to the rain delay. Holbein needed only six pitches to end the top of the first, getting Michael Roman and Ryan Kohlhofer to ground out before striking out Ted Dilts.

Holbein gave up his first hit in the third inning but then surrendered three more in the fourth, when Olean scored two runs on Samuel Kysor's base hit.

The Power got their first hit in the bottom of the fourth when Ivan Acuna led off with a single. The next batter up, Jack Trotman, was facing a 2-0 count when the rumble of thunder brought the game to a halt.

The game will be continued from that point as part of a doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, beginning at 5 p.m. 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page