ATHENS, Ohio -- The Lima Locos dropped a double header to the Southern Ohio Copperheads, 5-0 and 7-4 to allow a three way tie between them, Cincinnati and Licking County to occur. It is the first time in the 25 year history of the league that a tie, let alone a three way tie, for first place going into the playoffs. Due to the three way tie, the Locos will be the #2 seed for the playoffs.
According to the GLSCL, "In the event of such an occurrence, the tie breaking criteria for determining the seeds in the playoffs is to examine the records of the teams against each other. By virtue of its 6-2 record combined against Licking County and Lima, Cincinnati secured the number one seed heading into the GLSCL playoffs. Lima will be the second seed based on its 3-4 record aggregate record against Cincinnati and Licking County. The Settlers become the number three seed after a 2-5 season against Cincinnati and Lima combined."
So the Lima Locos will now take on the winner of the (6) Lake Erie Monarchs at (3) Licking County Settlers on Wednesday. They will travel to the winner's home field for the Wednesday game, then host the Thursday and Friday (if necessary) games.
So come out on Thurday to cheer on your Lima Locos as we enter the playoffs and look to win a second straight GLSCL Championship! First pitch will be set for 7pm at Simmons Field.
XENIA, Ohio -- The Locos jumped all over the Xenia Scouts in an 11-0 win that, with the help of Southern Ohio and Cincinnati spliting a double header, see the Locos sit atop the GLSCL all alone.
With the win the Locos are currently a half game ahead of Cincinnati for the regular season crown and the first place seed for the GLSCL playoffs. If the Locos stay atop the GLSCL, they will have a home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Probable Playoff Picture: (If playoffs started tomorrow)
(6) Lake Erie at (3) Licking County
(5) Southern Ohio at (4) Stark County
Lake Erie/Licking County vs (2) Cincinnati (best of three series)
Southern Ohio/Stark County vs (1) Lima (best of three series)
Championship Series (best of three)
Lima improves to 24-13 with the win and will travel to Newark to take on Licking County tomorrow at 7pm.
LIMA, Ohio -- The Lima Locos had a chance to tie Cincinnati atop of the GLSCL with a win. They took care of business with a win at Simmons Field, defeating the Steam for the second time in two days.
The Locos were led offensively by Jacob Bruce and Taylor Pickens. Bruce was 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Pickens was 2 for 4with a run scored. Nick Kissane and Greg Brodzinski also tacked on an RBI.
Ben Taylor had the start on the mound and picked up the win, his third of the season. Taylor had a great outing as he would pitch 6.2 innings and allow only one hit on the day and allowed no runs. He also had two walks and one strikeout. Dan Slavik, Matt Vollenwieder, and Justin McCalvin would pitch in relief for the Locos. Slavik would pitch 1.0 inning, and would allow just two hits and one earned run. He also had two walks. Vollenwieder would pitch 0.1 innings and allow no runs or hits and record a strikeout. McCalvin would come in the ninth and allowed only one hit. He would pick up the save, his sixth on the season.
Lima improves to 23-13, while Cincinnati drop to 22-12. Both teams are tied atop the GLSCL.
The Locos will head on the road to close out the season with another four road games. Stay tuned to limalocos.net for updates on the playoffs.
LIMA, Ohio -- The Locos hosted the first place Cincinnati Steam for the first time this season and took advantage of the home field advantage. The Locos scored four runs in three different innings as they crushed the Steam 16-1.
Every Loco starter recorded a hit in the 16 run effort, with TJ Losby and Matt Cook leading the charge. Losby was 4 for 6 with an RBI and scoring twice. Cook was 2 for 3 with 2 walks, 2 RBI, and scoring twice.
Jeremy Gooding had the start on the mound and pick up the win, his third on the season. He would post an impressive 7.0 innings pitched, allowing only 5 hits and no runs. He also allowed no walks and matching his season best 10 strikeouts. Josh Deeg and Danny Heim would both pitch in relief for Lima. Deeg would pitch one inning and have two walks and two strikeouts. Heim would pitch one inning and allow one hit and one earned run. He would also have one walk and one strikeout.
Lima improves to 22-13, while Cincinnati drops to 22-11. Lima trails Cincinnati by just one game for the GLSCL first place position.
Lima will host Cincinnati again tomorrow July 24, where it will be Fan Appreciation Day at Simmons Field. It is also the last home regular season game. First pitch is set for 7pm.
The Lima Locos cancelled matchup against the Cincinnati Steam has been rescheduled to Monday, July 23 at 7pm. The Locos will then play the Steam again on the next day, Tuesday, July 24, at 7pm. The Tuesday game is the new Fan Appreciation Day, where there will be concession specials along with opportunities to win prizes! So come on out to Simmons Field on both days to watch your Lima Locos take on the GLSCL leading Cincinnati Steam!