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Thursday, 23 June 2011 01:39

Xenia, OH - Dustin Dunlop and Andy Chriscaden got things started off with a bang for the Locos as they each hit a solo home run in the top of the first. In the second inning, Will Arnold would score off a wild pitch and Drew Williams would come home off a Matt Morse sacrifice fly.Then the storms rolled in.

The game was delayed after three innings of play due to lightning as a storm rolled in and a downpour of rain would keep both teams in the dugouts. After about an hour things cleared up and the game picked up again, but then so did the rains. After a wet downpouring bottom of the fourth, the game was cancelled after just one Locos batter in the top of the fifth.

Taylor Pickens had scored in the top of the fourth after Scout 3B Taylor Kaprive underthrew 1B Matt Calhoun to allow Matt Morse to reach second. The Locos were leading 5-2.

A constant downpour of rain in the bottom of the fourth made things complicated, so much that for the last out, Andy Chriscaden took off his hat to help give him cover to find the ball on a popup. In the top of the fifth, Ryan Ussery was hit by a pitch and sent to first, but the teams were then sent to their dugouts and the game was cancelled shortly after.

Josh Vandemark had the start for the game where he would pitch just three innings due to the weather. In those three innings he would face eleven batters and allow just one hit with two earned runs. He had two strikeouts and walked one Scout. Adam Clark would come in and pitch one inning in relief before the game was called. He faced just four batters and allowed no hits or runs.

However, because the game was cancelled, none of the stats that either team picked up will be recorded. Lima remains at 6-2 and atop the North Division of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.The Locos have a division showdown at Licking County tonight in Newark. First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 02:26
 
Cathing up with fomer Locos in the pros PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Todd Walker   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:30

Here is a list of former Locos currently in professional baseball. If you have any other info for these players or others let us know via e-mail at toddwalker@clearchannel.com.

Burke Badenhop (Locos '02/BGSU) is putting together a solid season out of the Florida Marlins bullpen. He has appeared in 21 games and has a 1-0 record, a save and a 2.82 ERA. After starting the season at AAA he is now a fixture in the Fish 'pen.

Craig Stammen (Locos '03 and '04/Versailles HS) recently spent a brief stint with the Washington Nationals before being sent back to AAA Syracuse last Tuesday. He appeared in 2 games, allowing 1 run in 2 innings. He is now back at AAA where he has compiled some solid numbers (5-3, 4.34, 1 shutout).

Catcher Jeff Kunkel started the season with AAA Toledo but has since been sent to AA Erie. He's only played in 7 games and his batting .261 for the Sea Wolves.

Chad Jenkins (Locos '08), the #20 overall pick in the 2009 Draft by Toronto, started the season with the "High A" Florida State League's Dunedin Blue Jays and did well enough (4-5, 3.07) to earn a call up to AA New Hampshire. He's made two starts, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

Nick Sarianides (Locos '09) is having a good season out of the bullpen for the Class A Lake County Captains. He's pitched in 21 games with a 4-3 record, 1 save and a 3.16 ERA.

Two other former Locos have moved up to the Carolina League. OF Keenan Wiley (Locos '07) and C Jace Whitmer (Locos '08) both started the season at Rome in the South Atlantic League but are now with Lynchburg. Wiley is hitting .297 in 41 games. Whitmer has only played in 8 games and is hitting just .107.



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:36
 
Locos have three day pause after 6-2 start PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Todd Walker   
Monday, 20 June 2011 10:25

After winning 6 of their first 8 games of the 2011 season, the Lima Locos are in the middle of a rare period of inactivity. The team was off Sunday and won't play again until Wednesday night's game at Xenia.

The Locos will then play at Licking County Thursday night and visit Celina Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. The twinbill at Grand Lake on Friday is to makeup for the game that was rained out back on June 10th.

Currently, Lima leads the North Division of the GLSCL by one game over Licking County (5-3), making Wednesday's game a possible first place showdown. The Settlers will host Lake Erie today and tomorrow before hosting the Locos.

The Locos are leading the league by a wide margin in team batting, posting a .298 average to this point, 49 points higher than any other club. Andy Chriscaden is leading the team at .433, while Taylor Pickens is batting .429.

Lima also leads the league in OPS (on-base pct. plus slugging pct) at .753. The next best team OPS is .705.

The Locos pitchers have pitched better than their 2.92 ERA would indicate. That number is 4th in the GLSCL while the team WHIP is second in the loop at 1.12.

In the starting rotation, Michael O'Neal and Jon Weaver have each made two starts and pitched 11.1 innings. Each is 1-0 with O'Neal's ERA at 1.59 and Weaver's at 2.38. Catlan Kendrick leads the team with 2 wins (1 in relief) and has a 2.61 ERA.

The bullpen has been outstanding for Lima. The combined stat lines of Zach Sterling, Adam Clark, Eric Kartman and Ethen McKenney is nearly perfect: 15.2 ip, 4 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks and 16 strikeouts. Wow!

The Cincinnati Steam are leading the South Division at 6-1 (only loss to Lima), with Xenia is a game back at 5-2.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 10:52
 
Locos blow off Steam in comeback win PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Todd Walker   
Friday, 17 June 2011 04:57

LOCOS CONTINUE STRONG START

CINCINNATI (TW) _ GARRETT BLACK (SHAWNEE/OHIO UNIV) LED THE LIMA LOCOS TO A 10-3 WIN AT CINCINNATI THURSDAY NIGHT. BLACK WAS 2-FOR-5 WITH FOUR RUNS BATTED IN. TAYLOR PICKENS HAD TWO HITS AND SCORED TWO RUNS FOR LIMA WHICH SPOTTED THE STEAM A 3-0 LEAD BEFORE DOMINATING THE FINAL EIGHT INNINGS.

CATLAN KENDRICK SETTLED DOWN AFTER THE ROUGH FIRST INNING AS HE ENDED UP GOING 6.2 INNINGS BEFORE TURNING IT OVER TO LUKE BUSHUR WHO RETIRED ALL SEVEN BATTERS HE FACED, THREE OF THEM ON STRIKES.

THE LOCOS IMPROVED TO 5-1 ON THE SEASON. THEY VISIT THE LAKE ERIE MONARCHS TONIGHT BEFORE RETURNING HOME FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT GAME VERSUS GRAND LAKE AT SIMMONS FIELD.

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Locos outlast Settlers PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Todd Walker   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:39

LOCOS OUTLAST SETTLERS IN NEWARK

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NEWARK (TW) _ THE LIMA LOCOS IMPROVED TO 4-1 ON THE SEASON WITH A 15-INNING 5-3 WIN TUESDAY NIGHT AT LICKING COUNTY.

THE SETTLERS ERASED A LOCOS TRHEAT IN THE EIGHTH INNING BY TURNING A TRIPLE PLAY.

LOCOS PITCHERS EHTAN MCKENNEY, ZACH STERLING AND ADAM CLARK COMBINED TO PITCH 9.2 INNINGS OF SHUTOUT RELIEF, WITH CLARK EARNING THE WIN.

LIMA WILL BE OFF TODAY BEFORE VISITING CINCINNATI TOMORROW.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:47
 
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