CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnati Steam is proud to announce that six players have been selected to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game. The game will be played Tuesday, July 19 at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.
Roger Danison, Brandon Giltrow, Dallas Hall, Brad Kirschner, Cole Murphy and Jake Richmond earned the honor by being voted in by the coaches of the GLSCL.
Richmond (Northern Kentucky/Oak Hills) has been hot at the plate in recent weeks for the Steam. His 35 RBIs is currently tops on the team and third in the GLSCL. Richmond has hit seven home runs on the season and is tied for the Steam’s career home run mark with 10. Richmond also leads the team with 29 runs scored.
Murphy (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills) flirted with the GLSCL triple crown early in the season thanks to a blistering start. His numbers have dropped off a bit in recent weeks but are still among the league leaders in all offensive categories. His 10 home runs are second in the GLSCL and tied with Richmond for the most career home runs in Steam’s history. Murphy’s 30 RBIs are second on the team and fourth in the league.
Danison (Xavier University) leads the Steam and is top five in the GLSCL in batting average hitting at a .351 clip. Danison has two home runs and 11 RBIs hitting mostly toward the bottom of the Steam’s powerful lineup. Denison’s nine doubles are among the best on the team, tying him for second place in that category.
Giltrow (Wright State/Lakota West) has been solid for the Steam both at the plate and defensively as the team’s starting catcher. Giltrow is hitting .260 with three home runs and eight RBIs. Giltrow’s strength has been behind the plate throwing out base runners. He has nailed 11 runners on base stealing attempts and is third in the GLSCL with a .275 caught stealing percentage.
Hall (Miami/Lakota West) has been hampered by a hand injury in recent weeks but when healthy has been a huge part of the team’s success. Hall suffered through and 0-for-20 slump during his injury but is still hitting .311 overall on the season. Hall is tied for the team lead with three triples and second with 28 runs scored despite missing five games last week.
Kirschner (Xavier/Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington) is the only Steam pitcher to be selected to the all-star game. Kirchner has a 1-0 record with a 3.10 ERA in five starts. He has thrown 25.1 innings, striking out 18 batters and surrendering just four walks.
You can listen to the GLSCL All-Star Game on the Steam’s website cincinnatisteam.com by clicking the Listen Live button on the front page with our own John Asalon on the call.
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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