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July 7, 2013

Power fall late to Dodgers

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — One big inning put Niagara on top, and another did it in as the Power dropped their fifth straight game, 7-4, at Hornell on Friday.

The Power (9-14) jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the fourth thanks to a two-run triple by Michael Kerr and an RBI groundout from Cameron Wilkie.

It looked like it may be enough for Niagara starter Ryan Brasser (1-2), who gave up only one run in his first five innings of work.

Brasser found trouble in the bottom of the sixth, though, giving up five hits — three of which were doubles — in a four-run inning. The Dodgers (12-13) added an unearned run in the seventh, and Brasser finished after giving up 11 hits and six runs (five earned) while striking out one in seven innings of work.

The Power added a fourth run off Hornell starter Nicholas Boyd (2-3) in the top of the eighth, courtesy of a bases-loaded fielder’s choice hit into by Hunter Lewis, scoring Jimmy Landes. But the Dodgers responded in the bottom of the inning, notching a run off Niagara reliever Peter Moran.

Hornell’s Jeff Beall gave up no hits and one walk over the last 1 1/3 innings for the save.

The Power, sitting ninth in the 11-team New York Collegiate Baseball League, will play a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. today at Hornell before getting a day off before Tuesday’s NYCBL All-Star game in Geneva.