Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Power ran into a hot arm and fell 7-0 to the Syracuse Salt Cats on Tuesday at LeMoyne College Field.
Syracuse pitcher Zach Carlino (Mount Union) took the power out of the Niagara lineup, striking out four in a complete-game shutout. It was Carlino’s first start in 2013 in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Niagara starter Zach Uher (Stony Brook) took the loss, dropping his record to 1-1 on the year. He gave up three runs (two earned) in four innings, striking out five but walking four.
The Salt Cats (7-3) opened the scoring in the third. Carlos Guzman (Brookedale CC) singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. Anthony Massicci (Canisius) walked, and the two executed a double steal. Michael DeCarr (Cortland) knocked in Guzman on a sacrifice fly, and Cristian Fiorito (Concordia) doubled, scoring Massicci. After two walks, Fiorito scored on a singled by Tucker Starkey (Shawnee CC).
Caleb Jordan (Clearwater Christian) took over for Uher in the fifth, and tossed three innings. After two scoreless, he gave up three runs in the seventh, two on a single by Mike Mascari (Oneonta).
Travis Laitar (Cortland) came in for the eighth and gave up the final run of the game. It looked as though Syracuse would tack on more, but Niagara right fielder Bobby Twitty (St. Leo College) started a nice double play to end the threat.
It was the second straight loss for the Power (5-5), their first losing skid of the season. The two teams play again at 7 tonight at Sal Maglie Stadium.