CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam is proud to announce its schedule for the 2016 season. This summer marks the 11th season as a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
The schedule for the 2016 season has increased to 44 games, 22 home and 22 away, thanks to the GLSCL welcoming two new teams into the league. The new franchises are the Richmond Jazz and the Irish Hills Leprechauns.
The Steam will begin the season at home against the Licking County Settlers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm at Max McLeary Field which is across the street from Western Hills High School on the corner of Glenway Avenue and Ferguson Road.
For the second season in a row, the Steam is also proud to play a game at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn through its partnership with the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund. The Steam will host the Southern Ohio Copperheads on Thursday, June 23 at noon. The game will cap off a one-week session of the Steam’s participation in the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 15, the Steam will host the annual Badge of Honor Game presented by Honor Flight Tri-State. The game is a matchup pitting the Cincinnati Police Department versus the Cincinnati Fire Department and will begin at 6:30pm.
Other notable homes dates include Saturday, July 2nd versus the Richmond Jazz which includes a post game fireworks show and Fan Appreciation Night on Sunday, July 24th against the Hamilton Joes at 6:05pm.
The Steam has earned a spot in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League playoffs in nine of its ten previous seasons. Three times the Steam has played in the GLSCL championship round including winning the title in both 2008 and 2009.
The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate, which is entering its 29th season, is a wood-bat league that is certified by the NCAA and is partially funded by Major League Baseball. The league boasts several players that have earned service time in major league baseball including five former Steam players.
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