Cincinnati Steam

    Cincinnati sweeps Jazz ahead of all-star break

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   Richmond, Ind. - Unlike Saturday night’s game, the Steam kept Richmond forever in their rear-view mirror after taking a lead in the first inning as they finished the sweep ahead of the all-star break.    Center fielder Gephry Pena (Central Florida) began the game with the home run he needed to finish the cycle the previous night, his second of the summer...


    Steam’s 20th win of the summer requires double-digit comeback

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - After pitching a combined shutout Friday night, Cincinnati needed way more offense to come back for their 20th win of the summer.   Cincinnati’s calm before the storm was left fielder Grant Richardson’s (Indiana) sacrifice fly to left that scored Gephry Pena (Central Florida), who hit a leadoff triple, in the bottom of the first innin...


    Cincinnati ends five-game skid with combined shutout

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Steam put back together all three phases of the game Friday night to end the losing streak that cost them the top spot in the GLSCL South.    Control had been an issue for Cincinnati’s pitching staff, but none of their six walks in game one against the Jazz resulted in a run. Before this stellar combined pitching performance, the team&rsq...


    Four Steam fielding errors hand Scouts sweep

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   XENIA, Ohio - Three of Xenia’s four runs were unearned Thursday night, and their only earned run was the difference as they finished the sweep.    Although both teams put runners in scoring position in the second inning, neither team scored until the fifth. Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Eddie Rivero (Xavier) went from first to home on a double off th...


    Cincinnati’s late three-homer comeback falls one run short

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Steam’s power surge in the final three innings wasn’t enough to overtake Xenia.    Both teams scored in the first inning, but Cincinnati still couldn’t find a lead. Steven Saunders’ (Cochise College) bases-loaded single in the top of the first knocked in the first two Scouts runs. Warsaw Federal Player of the Game...


    Scouts starter’s near-complete game gives his team game one

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell XENIA, Ohio - Andy Hammond (Birmingham Southern College) simplified game one for the Scouts by allowing only one unearned run in eight and two-thirds innings.    Cincinnati starter Kyle LaCalameto (Dayton) gave up his first earned run early in his first start since June 26. Cleanup hitter Steven Saunders (Cochise College) put Xenia on the board in the bottom of the f...


    Southern Ohio takes rubber match by jumping on another Steam starter

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - A thin Copperheads pitching staff forced their offense and remaining rotation to step up once again, and they did.   Cincinnati starting pitcher Cade Spikes (North Greenville), in his first start of the summer on June 30, allowed only two earned runs in seven innings. A six-run first inning capped off by left fielder Jared Heard’s (Indiana)...


    Copperheads bury Cincinnati with nine-run second inning

    Date:07/07/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - A nine-run rally with two outs in the second put Southern Ohio well out of the Steam’s reach.   Steam starting pitcher Jordan Menfee (Southern Indiana) began that dooming top of the second inning with three walks and two strikeouts. Three consecutive singles gave the Copperheads their first three runs before Menfee’s fifth walk of the...


    Steam maintain early lead for fifth straight win

    Date:07/06/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati scored five runs in the first four innings against Southern Ohio’s unprepared replacement starting pitcher and never looked back.    Cameron Stiglich (Western Kentucky) was set to pitch his first outing of the summer before he aggravated a previous throwing arm injury while warming up. Nick Kaiser (Shawnee State) had to make...


    Cincinnati finishes sweep of Richmond in variable fashion

    Date:07/04/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Fans at Wednesday’s doubleheader saw the two extremes of Steam victories: a dominant near-shutout and a 9-8 extra-inning thriller.   Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Eddie Pursinger (Dayton), who hit cleanup and played first base, had four RBIs in game one after going yard twice. Pursinger will start at first base for the South Division in...


    Steam consistently trade runs with Jazz, take another game in extras

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   RICHMOND, Ind. - Game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader was rained out, but Cincinnati and Richmond were evenly matched for most of game one.   The Steam sent another reliever, Ethan Doty (Otterbein), to the hill at the start of this game. Doty, despite looking great in his last two relief appearances, gave up the game’s first two runs in the bottom of the ...


    Cincinnati ends June with second extra-inning win of the season

    Date:07/01/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   HILLSDALE, Mich. - The Monarchs’ two consecutive fielding errors in the top of the tenth made sure Cade Spikes’ (North Greenville) quality first start didn’t go to waste.   Spikes, the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game, entered Sunday’s contest without a single relief appearance lasting more than three innings. He joined the Steam bullpen af...


    Monarchs bullpen shuts down Steam

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   HILLSDALE, Mich. - The five runs Cincinnati knocked in at the tail end of Easton Sikorski’s (Western Michigan) start were all for naught when Michigan’s bullpen slammed the door.    The Monarchs victimized the Steam’s starter, Jordan Menfee (Southern Indiana), much sooner. A wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning s...


    Season-high 17 runs push Cincinnati to 8-2 in last 10 games

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Steam’s offensive explosion on Friday night included three home runs, hits from eight of their starting nine and twelve bases on balls issued by Grand Lake’s pitching staff.    Run number one of 17 was an RBI single off the bat of left fielder Jack Krumbach (Xavier) that scored shortstop Tyler Wardwell (Duke) in the bottom of...


    Steam never came back over Grand Lake

    Date:06/28/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati gave up one run in the top of the first and failed to match the Mariners at any point in game one of their interdivisional series.    Grand Lake leadoff man Noah Thigpen (Tennessee Martin) hit a single to start the game and came home when Steam catcher Nate Stolze’s (Miami U) attempt to throw him out at third went into left ...


    Cincinnati splits Graders doubleheader, moves to 12-8

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Two streaks were broken in game one between the Steam and the Galion Graders, but Cincinnati rebounded in the nightcap.    The Steam, who entered the doubleheader with a six-game winning streak, got on the board in the bottom of the first when Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Grant Richardson (Indiana) scored designated hitter Gephry Pena (...


    Steam sweep Lima, remain undefeated against GLSCL North

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   LIMA, Ohio - Another three home runs at Simmons Field in Lima gave Cincinnati their sixth straight win against the GLSCL North.   Right fielder Grant Richardson (Indiana), third baseman Braydon Runion (Walters State CC) and catcher Ben McCabe (UCF) hit a home run in both games of the weekend series against the Locos. Richardson hit homers two through four on the ye...


    Five homers lift Cincinnati over Locos

    Date:06/23/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   LIMA, Ohio - Eight of the Steam’s 13 runs in their 13-2 blowout victory over the Lima Locos can be credited to one of their five home runs.   Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Grant Richardson, an outfielder out of Indiana, hit his second and third home run of the season over the left-field wall of Simmons Field Saturday night.     Cincinnati put ...


    St. Clair blanked in Friday doubleheader

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   HAMILTON, Ohio - Despite having to pitch at Foundation Field, Cincinnati’s rotation felt right at home against the St. Clair Green Giants.   Steam starter Jared Flueck (Northern Kentucky), the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game for game one of the doubleheader, was pitching a no-hitter until Green Giants leadoff man Alex Crump (Kellogg CC) hit a single past th...


    Steam win first extra-inning game of the season

    Date:06/20/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   MUSKEGON, Mich. - It took twelve innings, but Cincinnati was able to overtake the Muskegon Clippers after both teams went to their bullpen.   Charles Heil (St. Louis CC Meramerc), the Clippers’ lefty starter, got off to a rough start when Steam third baseman Braydon Runion (Walters State CC) scored center fielder Grant Richardson (Indiana) with a single in t...


    Cincinnati prevails after both teams allow three runs in eighth inning

    Date:06/19/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   MUSKEGON, Mich. - The Steam’s early 4-2 lead became the difference when both Cincinnati and the Muskegon Clippers scored three runs in the eighth inning.   Clippers starter Bryce Davis (Toledo) allowed the Steam’s first run when center fielder Gephry Pena (UCF) came home on the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Grant Richardson’s (Indiana) putout...


    Steam, Scouts split Father’s Day doubleheader

    Date:06/17/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   XENIA, Ohio - The Cincinnati Steam’s bats victimized Xenia’s starter early in game one and didn’t produce in game two.   In game one, the Steam scored eight earned runs as Scouts starter Samuel Willis (Trinity International U), the losing pitcher who came in 0-1, lasted only one complete inning. Alex Neff (Wright State), Cincinnati’s design...


    Xenia takes out Steam in top of ninth inning

    Date:06/15/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - The longest start of the 2019 GLSCL season out of Cincinnati’s rotation was all for naught after the Xenia Scouts snatched the game away from the Steam in the top of the ninth.   Andrew Noelker, a right-hander out of the University of Cincinnati, was tonight’s Warsaw Federal Player of the Game. Noelker allowed only three hits in five innings Friday night. In ...


    Cincinnati drops Copperheads rubber match 9-1

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   ATHENS, Ohio - The Steam couldn’t repeat their ninth-inning magic in a 9-1 rubber-match loss to Southern Ohio.   Sam Wirsing, a right-handed pitcher out of Wright State, allowed one earned run and three hits, struck out nine and walked one in the Copperheads win. Cincinnati right fielder Jake Silverstein (Dayton), the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game, scored...


    Steam come back against Southern Ohio with seven-run ninth inning

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   ATHENS, Ohio - Cincinnati’s seven runs in the top of the ninth inning, led by designated hitter Eddie Pursinger’s (Dayton) three-run homer, canceled out another great start by the Southern Ohio rotation.   Steam head coach Kyle Weldon sent three pinch hitters to the plate to start the top of the ninth inning. Those three pinch hitters loaded the bases,...


    Cincinnati starts series unable to score on Copperheads starter

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   ATHENS, Ohio - Steam outfielder Grant Richardson (Indiana) gathered his first two RBIs of the season with a single to right field Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately for Cincinnati, their only two runs were not scored until the seventh inning after a dominant outing by the Southern Ohio starter.   Prior to Richardson’s lone hit was a Gephry Pena sacrifice bunt t...


    Steam lose bullpen battle, fall in morning series finale to Settlers

    Date:06/10/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Both starting pitchers in Sunday morning’s 10:35 a.m. contest allowed two runs in four and two-thirds innings. Licking County, whose bullpen allowed only one unearned run, came out the victor by a score of 5-3.   Steam right-handed pitcher Jake Schrand (Wright State), the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game, made the longest start of any Cinc...


    Pena’s grand slam erases early fielding errors in Steam’s third straight win

    Date:06/09/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Two errors by the Steam’s starting battery gave the Settlers the opportunity to score four runs in the top of the first inning, but Cincinnati center fielder Gephry Pena (UCF) erased those with the team’s first grand slam of the season in the bottom of the third.   Pena, Saturday night’s Warsaw Federal Player of the Game, also ...


    Cincinnati improves to .500 behind Pursinger’s seven RBIs in home opener

    Date:06/08/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Two three-run home runs by Steam first baseman Eddie Pursinger (Dayton) helped Cincinnati total 14 runs, more than they scored in the previous series (12), in their home opener against the Licking County Settlers.   Pursinger, who finished 3-4 with an RBI single and a walk on top of his two home runs, was the Warsaw Federal Player of the Game. He...


    Steam secure first win of season 6-3 over Joes

    Date:06/07/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   HAMILTON, Ohio - After conceding Wednesday’s game at the seventh-inning stretch, Cincinnati head coach Kyle Weldon alluded to additional pitchers joining the team. One of those pitchers was Andrew Noelker, a right-hander from the University of Cincinnati, who was the winning pitcher in the Steam’s first win of the season.   Noelker, who struck out three...