Steam fall to Xenia at home 7-4

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The first place Xenia Scouts using the long ball came to Max McLeary Field on Friday and left with a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Steam. Xenia hit back-to-back solo home runs on two different occasions off Cincinnati starter Tristan Hammans (University of Cincinnati).

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The Steam (14-10) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Andy Roser (Huntington University) hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Dallas Hall (Miami/Lakota West).

After Xenia (17-8) tied the score in the top of the second inning, the Steam struck back in the bottom of the inning. Hall smacked a double scoring both Ethan Schmidt (Xavier University) and Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills).

Cincinnati held on to the 3-1 advantage until the fourth inning when the Scouts hit a pair of solo home runs. Curt Wolfe and former Steam player Adrian Marquez (Wright State) lead off the inning with back-to-back home runs to tie the game 3-3.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Steam took the lead back on a double steal with Roger Danison (Xavier University) swiping home giving Cincinnati the lead by a 4-3 margin.

The Scouts using the long ball again, going ahead this time when John Sharpe and Chandler Adkins lead off the fifth inning with back-to-back solo bombs off Hammans and Xenia never looked back.

After a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning, the Scouts cruised to the victory 7-4.

The Steam look to snap its four-game losing streak at home on Saturday agains the Richmond Jazz. Matt Kent (Xavier University) will get the start for Cincinnati at Max McLeary Field with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm.

You can listen to John Asalon’s broadcast on cincinnatisteam.com by clicking the Listen Live button on the front page.

There will be appearance made by Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs and a postgame fireworks show after the game.

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.

If you have any questions or media requests, please contact the Steam’s Director of Baseball Operations Brady Laber at 513 477-8553 or bradylaber@gmail.com

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