The Cincinnati Steam snapped the Xenia Scouts three-game win streak, by defeating the Scouts in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League Action 8-2 at Grady’s Field Monday.
The Steam got all they needed on a solo home run by catcher Jason Manis in the third inning, and a fouth inning two-run shot by CF Nick Priesman. Both home runs came off of starter and loser Ryan Ruble (1-3).
The Steam also benefitted from an rbi single by 2B Selby Chedimo and 1B Parker Wormsley who cracked a three run double in the sixth inning.
Xenia scored its only two runs of the night in the fifth inning when GLSCBL All-Star selection catcher Buck Harris led the inning off by drawing a walk he advanced to second on a Jonathan Popadics comebacker to the mound off starter Kyle Hart(3-0). Bellbrook High grad Christian Demko drove Harris home with a single to right. Demko then came around to score on All-Star selection Colin Radack’s rbi single to deep short.
Radack’s hit was the last hit for Xenia until Popadics hit a one-out double off the left field fence in the bottom of the ninth.
Hart went six innings giving up two earned runs allowing one walk and five strikeouts.
The Steam used three relievers: Alex Vise, David Etscheid, and Ryan Martin, to close out the contest giving up the lone hit.
The Scouts were shabby on defense committing five errors, but that led to only one unearned run.
Outfielder Justin Fahy, who went 3-for-5 on the night and pitcher Joshua Spears will also represent the Scouts in the GLSCBL All-Star game scheduled for Wednesday in Avon, Ohio ant All Pro Freight Stadium.
The Scouts (11-13) return to action Friday when they play host to the Lake Erie Monarchs. First Pitch is scheduled for 7 pm. All Scouts games can be heard on the internet at www. xeniascouts.com