XENIA, Ohio – After the Xenia Scouts (24-13) burst out for 17 runs on Saturday night against the Cincinnati Steam (20-16), it was the Steam’s turn to bring out the hit-sticks, slugging past the Scouts by a 9-2 final at Grady’s Field on Sunday afternoon.
Cincinnati bust out early with a four-run first inning, and then added single runs in the second and fourth innings.
The visitors tacked on two more runs in the seventh frame and capped off the offensive outburst with another single run in the ninth.
For the Scouts, the first run of the game came on an unearned run in the form of Adrian Marquez in the third inning.
The home team mounted a small comeback attempt in the ninth inning, as Colt Wolfe picked up an RBI driving home Ryan O’Hearn, but Xenia would get no closer.
In total, the Steam had nine runs on 18 hits, also taking advantage of five free passes from Scouts’ pitching.
Xenia and the rest of the Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League has hit its All-Star break, with the next Scouts action coming on Thursday, July 21 at 7:05 p.m. when Xenia travels south to take on the Hamilton Joes at Foundation Field.