CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam is proud to announce that Cole Murphy was been named the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Player of the Week for the second week of the 2016 season.
It’s the second consecutive week that a Steam player earned GLSCL Player of Week honors after Kyle Orloff won the award last week.
For the week, Murphy hit .478 (11-for-23) with three home runs,14 RBIs and four doubles. The first baseman from the University of Cincinnati leads the GLSCL in home runs (7), is tied for the lead in RBIs (22) and is fourth in batting average (.428).
Murphy, a graduate of Walnut Hills High School broke the Steam’s single season home run mark just 13 games into the season, hitting his seventh home run at Licking County on Sunday.
Jordan Grosjean from the Irish Hills Leprechauns won the GLSCL Pitcher of the Week award. Grosjean just recently completed his junior season at Central Michigan University.
The Steam (11-2), who lead the GLSCL South division , will face off Tuesday with GLSCL North division leading Lima Locos (10-3) at Max McLeary Field starting at 7:05pm.
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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