CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam is proud to announce that Kyle Orloff was been named the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Player of the Week for the first week of the 2016 season.
Orloff, just finished his freshman season at the University of Indianapolis, was one of many Steam players worthy of the award. The Steam has jumped out to a franchise record 7-0 start during the season’s first week while hitting for a league-best .312 batting average.
Orloff’s hit .370 (10-for 27) with two home runs and a GLSCL-leading 15 RBI’s. The Elder High School graduate scored seven runs with four extra base hit and four stolen bases.
Joey Fiolsa from the Grand Lake Mariners won the GLSCL Pitcher of the Week award. Fiolsa just recently completed his sophomore season at Ohio Dominican University.
The Steam and the Graders will face off once again on Wednesday to conclude the season series. Gus Graham (Miami University) will get the start for the Steam with first pitch at Heise Park scheduled for 7:05pm. 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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