Steam improve to 7-0 with win over Jazz

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam’s offensive firepower overcame six errors in the field to improve to 7-0 on the season with an 11-8 home victory over the Richmond Jazz at Sunday.

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Cincinnati racked up a total of 14 hits, including four by centerfielder Dallas Hall (Miami/Lakota West). Hall, who also scored four runs, smacked three singles and a triple.

First baseman Cole Murphy (Cincinnati/ Walnut Hills) hit his GLSCL leading fourth home run of the season over the 35-foot fence in right field. Murphy’s two hits while driving in a team-high three runs.

Andy Roser (Huntington University), who produced the game-winning hit the night before in Richmond, also knocked in three RBIs.

Ty Hoecker (College of Charleston) came into the game out of the bullpen and threw two scoreless innings to earn this first victory of the season.

After a day off on Monday, the Steam begin a two-game road series at Heise Park against the Galion Graders. Shane Smith (Miami/Elder) will take the mound in the opener for Cincinnati on Tuesday. 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.

If you have any questions or media requests, please contact the Steam’s Director of Baseball Operations Brady Laber at 513 477-8553 or bradylaber@gmail.com

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