CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam sort of took its show on the road Thursday afternoon but they were not that far from home. The Steam, playing a special event game at the Reds MLB Urban Youth Academy, defeated the Southern Ohio Copperheads 12-8.
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Daron Bowling (Morehouse College/Hughes Center) making his first start of the season, earned the win for the Steam. Bowling went 6 and 2/3 innings, scattering 10 hits and giving up five runs.
The starting assignment was significant for Bowling, performing in front of an audience filled with campers participating in the Reds Rookie Success League program. Bowling is a graduate of the program that is run by the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund in partnership with the Steam.
The Steam (12-4) offense came back to life after suffering a two-game losing streak. Cincinnati scratched out 17 hits including five doubles and two home runs.
The sixth inning turned out to be lucky for the Steam, scoring seven runs on seven hits to take an 11-3 advantage.
Cincinnati needed those insurance runs as the Copperheads (7-10) scored five runs in the later innings.
Dallas Hall (Miami/Lakota West) and Dan Chmielewski (Michigan State) each stroked three hits for the Steam. Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) and Brandon Giltrow (Wright State/Lakota West) both went yard for the Steam, hitting solo home runs.
The same two teams will travel Friday to Ohio University and Bob Wren Stadium for the series finale at 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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