Xenia wins second straight


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@civitasmedia.com



Xenia Scouts starting pitcher Jorge Lozano delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action Sports Complex, in Xenia.


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Richmond third baseman Slatter Rush takes the throw from Jazz catcher Jake Vernon as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts slides into third. Sharpe was called out on the sixth-inning steal attempt.


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Lead-off batter John Sharpe is hit by a pitch, during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game with the visiting Richmond Jazz. Sharpe and the Xenia Scouts won the game, 4-1.


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Richmond first baseman Austin Shultz covers the base as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts leads off, during Wednesday’s game at Grady’s Field in Xenia. Xenia won the game, 4-1 to even the team’s record at 2-2 this season.


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By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

XENIA — The host Xenia Scouts took advantage of some wild Richmond Jazz pitching to claim a 4-1 win Wednesday night at the Athlete In Action Complex’s Grady’s Field.

With two out in the bottom of the seventh inning and the score tied at 1-all, Cary Holloway singled to center, stole second, reached third on a walk and then scored on the first Jazz wild pitch.

Aaron Vallance, batting behind Holloway, drew a walk, advanced to second on a walk to John Sharpe, then scored on the next wild pitch.

In all, Richmond pitching gave up three walks in the inning and the two costly wild pitches.

Richmond (0-4) got on the scoreboard first when Pillin Mucha doubled into right field to score Reid Pittard from second base in the top of the third inning.

Evan McDonald doubled down the third base line to tie things up and score Ryan O’Hearn from second in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Middle reliever Walter Rook IV was credited with the Scouts pitching win. Colt Wolfe was the only Xenia batter with multiple hits with two. He and McDonald each drove in a run, and the Scouts out-hit the Jazz 6-5.

With the win, Xenia is now back to .500 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League’s South Division standings with a 2-2 record. They also defeated Richmond on Tuesday night.

The Scouts will host the Cincinnati Steam at 7:05 p.m. tonight at AIA’s Grady’s Field. According to the GLSCL website, Caleb Fernholz, a Wisconsin righthander from the University of St. Thomas, will be the starting pitcher for Xenia.

Cincinnati is currently tied with the Hamilton Joes atop the GLSCL South Division standings with 4-0 records.

Xenia Scouts starting pitcher Jorge Lozano delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action Sports Complex, in Xenia.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Jorge_PS.jpgXenia Scouts starting pitcher Jorge Lozano delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action Sports Complex, in Xenia. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Richmond third baseman Slatter Rush takes the throw from Jazz catcher Jake Vernon as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts slides into third. Sharpe was called out on the sixth-inning steal attempt.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_CaughtStealing_PS.jpgRichmond third baseman Slatter Rush takes the throw from Jazz catcher Jake Vernon as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts slides into third. Sharpe was called out on the sixth-inning steal attempt. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Lead-off batter John Sharpe is hit by a pitch, during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game with the visiting Richmond Jazz. Sharpe and the Xenia Scouts won the game, 4-1.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_HitByPitch_PS.jpgLead-off batter John Sharpe is hit by a pitch, during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball game with the visiting Richmond Jazz. Sharpe and the Xenia Scouts won the game, 4-1. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Richmond first baseman Austin Shultz covers the base as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts leads off, during Wednesday’s game at Grady’s Field in Xenia. Xenia won the game, 4-1 to even the team’s record at 2-2 this season.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Leadoff_PS.jpgRichmond first baseman Austin Shultz covers the base as John Sharpe of the Xenia Scouts leads off, during Wednesday’s game at Grady’s Field in Xenia. Xenia won the game, 4-1 to even the team’s record at 2-2 this season. John Bombatch | Greene County News

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

John Bombatch can be reached at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

John Bombatch can be reached at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

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