CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Steam (11-4) dropped a second consecutive home game to the defending GLSCL champion Lima Locos, falling by a score of 4-2 Wednesday at Max McLeary Field.
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The two teams were locked in a 2-2 battle until Locos (13-4) first baseman Logan Quimuyog laced a bases loaded single to center field, scoring two runs off Steam reliever Joseph Martin (St. Catharine/Highlands) in the seventh inning.
Martin pitched well in relief until falling into trouble during his third inning of work. Martin, making his Steam debut, threw two scoreless innings before walking the bases loaded and giving up what turned out to be the game winning hit to Quimuyog.
Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) put the Steam on the scoreboard first with a towering two-run blast to left field in the first inning. Richmond finished the night with two of the Steam’s eight hits on the night.
Lima tied the score in the second inning thanks to a two-out, bases loaded single by shortstop Daino Deas.
Brad Croy threw four scoreless innings in relief for the Locos, retiring 11 out of the 12 batters he faced to earn the victory. Nick Spear pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.
Thursday the Steam will play its annual game at the Cincinnati Reds MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn. The Southern Ohio Copperheads return to town with the first pitch scheduled for noon. Daron Bowling (Morhouse/Hughes) takes the hill for Cincinnati getting his first start of the season.
You can listen to John Asalon’s broadcast on cincinnatisteam.com by clicking the Listen Live button on the front page.
The game celebrates the team’s partnership with the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund and the team’s participation in the Reds Rookie Success Program.
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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