Niagara Power

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Niagara Power
Founded in 2007
Niagara Falls, New York
Minor league affiliations
LeagueNew York Collegiate Baseball League
Divisionwestern division
Team data
BallparkSal Maglie Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Niagara Power is a collegiate summer baseball team in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL).

History[edit]

Founded in 2007 the team played in the NYCBL a 46-game schedule, with 23 home games at Sal Maglie Stadium[1] for nine seasons, from 2007 through 2015. The team owner and general manager was Cal Kern.

After missing the playoffs in each of its first four seasons, Niagara made playoff appearances in four of the last five seasons (2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015), taking home the Western Division Championship in 2012. Niagara lost to the eventual NYCBL champion in its last three playoff appearances (Syracuse in 2012, Hornell in 2014 & Olean in 2015). Niagara was the only team to take at least one game against Hornell during the 2014 playoffs and a game against Olean in the 2015 playoffs.

The team was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a charitable organization which encourages community outreach among athletes.[2] The Power were noted for their service to the Niagara community.[3]

Affer a two-year hiatus, Niagara University announced in October 2017 that its College of Hospitality and Tourism Management purchased the Niagara Power and that the school's sports management department would operate the team. The purchase makes NU the first university in the country to own and operate a summer collegiate baseball team.[4]


Season W-L Playoffs? Result
2015 25–21 Yes (3–3) Def. Hornell 2–1 in the Western Division Semifinals
Lost to Olean 2–1 in Western Division Finals
2014 22–24 Yes (1-2) Lost to Hornell 2–1 in the Western Division Semifinals
2013 13–27 No n/a
2012 24–17 Yes (4–2) Def. Olean 2–0 in the Western Division Semifinals
Def. Geneva Twins 2–0 in the Western Division Finals
Lost to Syracuse Junior Chiefs 2– in the NYCBL Championship Series
2011 24–20 Yes (0–1) Lost to Geneva in the Western Division Semifinals (single-game series)
2010 18–26 No n/a
2009 11–29 No n/a
2008 14–26 No n/a
2007 17–25 No n/a
TOTAL 168–215 8–8 173–223

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fast Facts - New York Collegiate Baseball League - NYCBL". nycbl.com.
  2. ^ FCA Summer Collegiate Baseball Ministry at fcabaseball.org, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09
  3. ^ Niagara Power sets sights on making the playoffs at buffalonews.com, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09
  4. ^ "Niagara Power baseball will be turned back on with help of NU students". 21 April 2018.

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