HAMILTON, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam snapped the Hamilton Joes’ franchise record 10-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Friday at Foundation Field.
Nick Beard (Northern Kentucky/Elder) went seven plus for the Steam earning his first victory of the season. Beard went seven shutout innings before running into trouble in the eighth inning.
Hamilton scored three times but Will Detwiler (College of Charleston) came into the game earning his second save of the season.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Andre Jernigan (Xavier) singled to lead off the frame. Adrian Marquez (Wright State), who had been mired in a prolonged slump, tripled to score Jernigan for the games first run.
Alex Corna (Georgetown College/Lakota East) hit a hot smash back up the box that hit pitcher Kyle Bennett’s foot and ricocheted into left field to score Marquez.
Richard Rodriguez (University of Cincinnati) doubled to right to bring Corna around to score capping off the three-run inning for the Steam.
Marquez drove in Jernigan again in the sixth inning, this time on a single to right field, extending the Steam advantage to 4-0. Marquez ended up driving in two runs on two hits.
The Steam manufactured another run in the seventh inning. Brad Burkhart (Dayton/LaSalle) lead off the inning by reaching base via a hit-by-pitch. Burkhart stole both second and third base and scored on a single by catcher Andy Roser (Huntington).
The Steam have the rest of weekend off before traveling Tuesday to face off against the Galion Graders. First pitch at Heise Park is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Brady Laber will have the live audio broadcast on cincinnatisteam.com. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking on the Listen Live button on the front page of the Steam website.
If you have any questions or media requests, please contact the Steam’s Director of Baseball Operations Brady Laber at 513 477-8553 or email@example.com.
The Cincinnati Steam is a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The GLSCL is an 11-team league sanctioned by the NCAA and partially funded by Major League Baseball entering its 28th season and is based in Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.