CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam (15-10) snapped a four-game losing streak with a much needed 6-4 win over the Richmond Jazz (8-17) Saturday night at Max McLeary Field.
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The Steam took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Kyle Orloff (Indianapolis/Elder) smacked a double to right field scoring Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) and Cole Murphy (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills).
Cincinnati extended its advantage to 4-2 in the third inning on Richmond’s fifth home run of the season. Richmond is now tied for second in the GLSCL’s home runs race and is tied for third in the league, along with Murphy, driving in 25 RBIs.
The Jazz tied the score 4-4 in the fifth inning but the Steam was able to overcome the deficit.
Roger Danison (Xavier University) lead off the sixth inning with a double to right field. After Brandon Giltrow (Wright State/Lakota West) singled the Steam had runners on the corners. Kyle Durham (Tiffin University) hit a flare to left field that scored Danison giving Cincinnati a 5-4 lead.
The Steam scored an insurance run in the eighth inning on a single by Zach Beckner (Kent State/Lebannon) scoring Giltrow.
Alex Dickey (Wabash/LaSalle) tossed three shutout innings in relief, earning his first win of the season. Mac Welsh (Louisville/Ryle) pitched a perfect ninth inning to chalk up his team-high fourth save of the season.
The Steam and the Jazz will face off again on Sunday at historic McBride Stadium. Brad Kirschner (Xavier/Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington) gets the start for the Steam with first pitch scheduled for 5:05pm.
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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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