Steam vs. Jazz game suspended

RICHMOND, Indiana – The Cincinnati Steam’s road game Sunday against the Richmond Jazz was suspended in the top of the second inning due to poor conditions.

Despite the use of a tarp the pitching mound and home plate area could not handle the rain that fell in the area during the day leading up to the game. Both teams agreed to start the game but quickly realized that it was an effort in vain.

The suspended game will be picked at the point of interruption on July 21 beginning at 4:30 at Max McLeary Field in Cincinnati with Richmond being the home team. The regularly scheduled game will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended.

The Steam took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Sunday. Zach Beckner (Kent State/Lebanon) lead off with a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Beckner scored on a double hit by Dallas Hall (Miami/Lakota West). Two batters later the Steam had runners on the corners when Hall scored on an RBI groundout by Kyle Orloff (Indianapolis/Elder). Roger Danison (Xavier University) drove in Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) on a single to right field accounting for Cincinnati’s 3-0 advantage.

The Jazz were retired in order during the bottom of the first and the Steam came to the plate for the second inning. Brandon Giltrow (Wright State/Lakota West) lead off with a single and Dan Chmielewski (Michigan State) was at the plate with a 2-0 count when play was suspended.

The Steam will travel to Foundation Field on Fourth of July to take on the Hamilton Joes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm. Brad Kirschner (Xavier/Riplley-Union-Lewis-Huntington), who pitched the one inning Sunday, will start against Hamilton on Monday.

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.

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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