OLEAN, NY -- The Olean Oilers offense exploded yet again Thursday night as the red and white took down divisional rival the Wellsville Nitros, 19-3.
The Oilers have had numerous games this season in which their offense appears to be the most highly powered offense in the league but have struggled with consistency. Thursday, the offense was there early and often.
Olean scored 10 runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a Kirby McMullen three-run homerun over the left field fence in the first. ¶
Sean Harris added his own blast in the top of the fourth that brought the score to 13-0, which the Oilers stretched to 17-0 before the end of the fifth inning. ¶
Kaden Darrow earned the win on the mound for the Oilers, who are still hoping to make a late-season push toward the playoffs.
"We have said since the middle of the season that if we get a playoff spot we can win the title," said Allen Murphy. ¶"After the regular season, it doesn't matter what our record is. We all have confidence that if we put it all together we are hard to beat."¶
The Oilers are now 18-21 on the season and half a game back of second place in the Western Division. ¶
They take on the Rochester Ridgemen at home Friday at 7 p.m. to continue making their push into post season play.¶