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Steve's Sports 9, Columbus Pirates 8
Cleveland Steve's Sports won the 25+ Capital City Classic MSBL Regional at Huntington Park in Columbus,
Ohio over the weekend of October 8th and 9th. The tournament was hosted by Rick
Fryman. Cleveland was a perfect 4-0 in the five team tournament as they
beat the Columbus Pirates in the championship game.
Steve's Sports opened up
pool play by defeating the Columbus Coyotes and Three Cities Baseball by
scores of 6-0 and 28-0 respectably. They went on to defeat the Detroit Giants in the semi-final game by a score of 14-0.
In the Championship
game, Steve's trailed 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth
inning but put two runs on the board after drawing several walks in the
inning. In the next inning, a leadoff double by Rob Jackman ignited what
would turn into a three run inning and put Steves up 5-3.
Steve's would add an
additional run in the sixth inning on a RBI single by John Ramsey. Cleveland
would plate three more in the eighth capped off by a Bobby Mullin RBI double and another Ramsey RBI single.
The pirates would
threaten later but would come up one run short. Bobby Hillier got the win for
Steve's going eight innings allowing five runs with eight K's. Jon Sprowls earned the save.
John Ramsey was awarded MVP as he went 2-3 with two RBI in the Championship game. For the weekend,
Ramsey was 6-10 with nine RBI.
Steve's Sports looks to
continue its success in the Fall Classic in Clearwater, Florida in November.