A rain-shorted game the Batavia Muckdogs thought they still had a chance to win cost the team possession of first place in the Western Division of the PGCBL.
The Muckdogs, at 25-25, trail the Elmira Pioneers, 26-15, by mere percentage points with three games left in the season.
Wednesday's game against Niagara Power ended in the fifth inning, with both teams expecting the game to continue at a later time but league officials ruled the game over, giving Power (21-17) a 3-2 win.
Michael Pedraza, who pitched all 4 1/3 innings of the game and gave up three runs and eight hits while striking out seven, took the loss.
Offensively for the Muckdogs:
- Chad Falcon went 1-2
- Levis Aguila Jr. went 1-2
- Matt DeStefano went 1-2
- Caleb Rodriguez went 1-2 with 1 Run
The Muckdogs, who have clinched a playoff spot, have three games left in the regular season.
All three games are against the Newark Pilots, who are 12 games out of first and 12-26 on the season. All three games will be played at Dwyer Stadium, with two today (Thursday) and one on Saturday. The first game tonight is at 5 p.m. and the second is scheduled for 7 p.m.