Cincinnati Steam

    Steam Stats Summer-y

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   Since no other sport has embraced numbers quite like baseball (and our players’ college coaches will certainly be hitting the spreadsheets), here are some of the best statistics Steam players put up this regular season.    Individual hitting leaders (minimum 10 regular-season games played):   Leadoff: Center fielder Gephry Pena (Central Florida) l...


    2019 Steam eliminated by tight 3-1 loss, Settlers sweep

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati’s pitching staff improved mightily from their first playoff game, but Darius Diaz’s (Kennesaw State) three-RBI double was all Licking County needed to advance to the GLSCL Championship against the Lima Locos.   Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Jake Schrand (Wright State), who pitched five innings of no-hit baseball in his ...


    Licking County scores early and often to take first playoff game

    Date:07/26/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   NEWARK, Ohio - Cincinnati went up to Newark to play the Settlers in the final series of the regular season, and the first playoff game between these two sides looked as if it was ripped straight out of that series.    Licking County, as they did in all three games of the last series, scored the first run of the game. In fact, they scored the first four runs an...


    With Jazz win, Steam secure last playoff spot despite walk-off loss

    Date:07/24/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   NEWARK, Ohio - Cincinnati is in the playoffs thanks to Richmond’s 13-5 win over Southern Ohio, but it still hurts to lose the top spot in the GLSCL South to a walk-off homer.   In the bottom of the second inning, Licking County scored the first run of the game for the third time this series. Evan Fromwiller (Ohio), started off the inning getting hit by a pitc...


    Cincinnati takes 3-2 lead in Licking County season series before final day of regular season

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   NEWARK, Ohio - The Steam, who lost 8-4 Sunday night, returned that “double loss,” 6-3, on Monday thanks to Warsaw Federal Player of the Game Gephry Pena’s (Central Florida) three-run homer in the sixth inning.    Andrew Noelker’s (Cincinnati) winning start of five innings pitched, one earned run allowed on four hits, seven strikeouts an...


    Steam fall in first game at Settlers, into second place with two games left to play

    Date:07/22/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   NEWARK, Ohio - Licking County’s eight runs in the first four innings were enough to double Cincinnati in game one, but Southern Ohio’s win over Richmond keeps the GLSCL South playoff picture open.   Designated hitter Andrew Eng’s (Binghamton) RBI double and Sam Wilson’s (Ohio State) sacrifice fly to left knocked around Steam starter Jordan M...


    Cincinnati splits doubleheader to take first place in division heading into final series

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Steam may have lost the middle game of this three-game series against Hamilton, but winning two out of three was enough to secure the top spot in the division heading into the final series.    A beautiful slide into the backside of home plate by Joes center fielder Brennan Gick (Northern Kentucky) gave the visitors an edge in the first i...


    Seven-run sixth inning, new reliever's nine strikeouts earn Steam "home" win

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:Cincinnati Steam  

    By Jacob Russell   HAMILTON, Ohio - Cincinnati, playing a home game in Hamilton, came back from a one-run deficit by immediately jumping on the Joes bullpen.    Joes outfielder Daulton Miller’s (Miami Hamilton) two-run homer in the top of the second inning put his team on top early.    A Grant Richardson (Indiana) RBI single and Braydon Runion (Walters State CC...


    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...