Steam 12, Graders 6, Galion looking to build confidence


By Tim Klontz - [email protected]



Hunter Bradley pitches for the Galion Graders during a game against the Cincinnati Steam at Heise Park on June 14. The Graders lost 12-6.


Tim Klontz | Galion Inquirer

The Galion Graders baseball team welcomed the Cincinnati Steam into town for a beautiful evening for a baseball game and lost by a score of 12-6.

The Steam showed why they are 8-0 by the way they swung the bat at the plate. Galion Graders Head Coach Taylore Baker said, “We played into their plan of not attacking their batters at the plate.”

That was apparent in the first three innings when the Steam jumped out to a 7-1 lead!

It was the fourth inning when the Graders had a good offensive inning at the plate when they scored 4 runs in their half of the inning. Trevor Snyder started the offensive push with a single. Ridge Winand followed with a walk and Evan Lee and Reilly Hawkins both singled to score Snyder. Winand scored on an Alex Laikos single and with a single by Robert Jones that scored both Hawkins and Laikos. The score was now 7-5.

The Steam came right back in the top of the fifth inning by putting up another 3 runs and pushing the score to 10-5. “We struggle to get that shut down inning after we score runs” said Baker.

In the last three innings, the Steam would only put up two more runs. The Graders would put up one more with Ridge Winand scoring again for his third run of the game.

“It just doesn’t seem we can get off to that fast start to be comfortable in the game” said Baker and the Graders, unfortunately, looked that way tonight.

Baker is still looking on how to get his team to put it all together collectively, but he knows that if he can get that victory it can turn everything around.

“It’s the one win that turns into two wins and it gets your confidence going as a team.”

Hunter Bradley pitches for the Galion Graders during a game against the Cincinnati Steam at Heise Park on June 14. The Graders lost 12-6.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_1-HUNTER-BRADLEY-1.jpgHunter Bradley pitches for the Galion Graders during a game against the Cincinnati Steam at Heise Park on June 14. The Graders lost 12-6. Tim Klontz | Galion Inquirer

By Tim Klontz

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