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Cleveland Steve’s Sports Wins Capital City Classic, Tunes up for Fall Classic in November

Submitted by Cleveland manager John Ramsey

Cleveland Steve’s Sports won the 2019 Capital City Classic (Oct 12-13). The Pool play began on Saturday where Cleveland went 2-0. The day started out with a 9-5 win over South Oakland (PA). The bats woke up for game two beating Indianapolis (IN) by a score of 21-0.

The semi Finals Sunday saw a rematch between Cleveland and South Oakland. Cleveland led most of the way, but a late rally found Cleveland entering the bottom of the ninth trailing 8-6. A two out walk-off double by Adam Gray gave Cleveland the 9-8 win.

The Championship game got out of hand fairly quickly as Cleveland jumped out to an early 10-1 lead after two innings. Eventually the run rule was enforced as Cleveland beat the Columbus Pirates by a score of 15-5. Kyle Stahlberg got the win on the mound going the distance. Steve Ross led the way going 3-3 with three RBI. Steve Ross was awarded MVP for the tourney with an incredible 12-15, one home run, three triples, two doubles and 10 RBI for the weekend.

Next up for Cleveland Steve’s Sports is a trip back to the MSBL Fall Classic in West Palm Beach, FL in November.