XENIA, Ohio – The Xenia Scouts took over sole possession of first place in the GLSCL South division with a double header sweep of the Cincinnati Steam on Friday. Xenia won by scores of 6-1 and 3-2 on Grady’s Field at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex in Xenia.
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The Steam’s (14-9) high powered offense was shut down thanks to a pair of splendid pitching performances by the Scouts (16-8).
Cincinnati was held to just one run and five hits in the first game. Three of the hits belonged to Steam second baseman Zach Beckner (Kent State/Lebanon). Dallas Hall (Miami/Lakota West) drove in the game’s only run for Cincinnati on a single scoring Roger Danison (Xavier University).
Noah Jones got the win for Xenia going five innings and striking out five batters.
In the nightcap, the Steam tied the score at 1-1 when Hall scored on a triple hit by Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills).
Xenia scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 3-1 advantage.
Kyle Orloff (Indianapolis/Elder) shaved the margin to one run with a towering solo home run in the sixth inning.
However, it was not enough as the Steam could only muster four hits off three Xenia pitchers.
The same two teams will conclude the three-game series Friday at Max McLeary Field at 7:05pm. It’s Christmas in July with Tristan Hammans (University of Cincinnati) taking the mound for the Steam.
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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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