CINCINNATI, Ohio – On a record setting night at Max McLeary Field, the Cincinnati Steam jumped out to its first 4-0 start in franchise history with a 22-1 beat down of the Southern Ohio Copperheads.
The Steam tied a franchise record 22 runs scored and set a new record for hits in a game with 26 while smacking 10 doubles.
The newest member of the team, catcher Brandon Giltrow (Wright State/Lakota West) left a lasting first impression. Giltrow reached base in all six plate appearances, going 5-for-5 with two doubles and six runs scored.
Kyle Orloff’s (Indianapolis/Elder) offensive production was almost lost in the shuffle despite going 3-for-7 with 6 RBIs.
Evan Korson (Ball State/Lakota East) took the mound and earned the win for Cincinnati improving to 1-0 on the season. Daron Bowling (Morehouse/Hughes Center) came on in relief and working three scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
The Steam travel to Grady’s Field at the Athletes in Action Complex on Thursday to take on the Xenia Scouts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm with Tristan Hammans (University of Cincinnati) getting the start for Cincinnati. You can listen to Brady Laber’s broadcast on cincinnatisteam.com by clicking the Listen Live button on the front page.
The Cincinnati 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 and has 12 teams, 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 six former Steam players.
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