CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam bounced back from a three-game losing streak, sweeping a double header at home from the Irish Hills Leprechauns at Max McLeary Field on Tuesday.
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The Steam (18-14) winning by scores of 4-2 and 8-1 against Irish Hills (17-17) while gaining ground in the GLSCL south division standings. Cincinnati gained one and 1/2 games in the standings after the two wins combined with losses by Xenia and Hamilton.
Shane Smith (Miami University/Elder) went the distance in the first game to earn a complete game victory. Smith scattered five hits while giving up two runs and striking out three batters.
Roger Danison (Xavier University) drove in three of the game’s four runs on a single and a double.
The Steam were powered of offense by Jake Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) in the night cap. Richmond racked up three hits and drove in four RBIs including an opposite field home run in the sixth inning.
Gus Graham (Miami University) earned the victory for the Steam on the second game for his third win of the season.
After an off day on Wednesday, the Steam will travel to Bob Wren Stadium on the campus of Ohio University in Athens to take on the Southern Ohio Copperheads.
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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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