Hustlers Beat Steam 1-0 for Opening Day Win!

Austin Clay (WKU) led the Hustlers to victory on Thursday night with a impressive eight and 1/3 inning performance. The 2012 All-Star scattered just seven hits and struck out three on his way to his first win of the 2013 summer. The Hustlers put together 12 hits, but could only muster one run on an RBI single from Ryan Hodge (Gardner-Webb) in the bottom of the 7th inning. 

In the top of the 9th, Matt Williams (Cincinnati) lead off with a single and was sacrificed to 2B. Derrick Lance (Tennessee) then singled and Williams advanced to 3B on the hit. The Hustlers opted to bring Evan McNair (Bellarmine) in from the bullpen and McNair worked out of the jam with back to back ground outs to record his 1st save of the summer. 

Matthew Kaskow (Wofford) led the way offensively for the Hustlers (3-4 2B), along with strong performances from Matt Ramsay (Wofford, 2-4, 2B), Dorian Hairston (UK, 2-4), and Ryan Hodge (1-4, RBI). Trey Gross (Morehead St.), Tyler Jackson (Ole Miss), and Travis Ward (Olney) all had a hit a piece in the season opener. 

The Hustlers (1-0) head up to Cincinnati tonight to take on the Steam (1-0) for their home opener at Western Hills High School. Shaun Meyer (Georgetown) will get the start tonight against the Steam’s Eric Martin (Tennessee). First pitch set for 7:05 PM.

The Hustlers return home on June 11th to take on the Dayton Docs at Georgetown College at 7:00 PM.

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

Opening Day Pack the House Special

Opening Day Pack the House Special:  The Hustlers open their season tomorrow at 7:00 pm at Georgetown College.  As part of opening day, we are going to offer free admission into the game tomorrow.  Come support your Hustlers and kick off the 2013 season.

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

New Home Field

The Lexington Hustlers are proud to announce that Georgetown College will serve as the team’s home field for the 2013 season.  The Hustlers open play June 6th vs Cincinnati.

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

2013 Schedule Now Available

The 2013 Lexington Hustlers schedule is now available.

Day Month Date Visiting Team Home Team S/DH Start time
Thursday June 6th Cincinnati Lexington S 7:00 PM
Friday June 7th Lexington Cincinnati S
Saturday June 8th Lexington Licking County DH
Tuesday June 11th Dayton Lexington S 7:00 PM
Wednesday June 12th Lexington Dayton S
Thursday June 13th Lexington Southern Ohio S
Friday June 14th Lexington Southern Ohio S
Saturday June 15th Lake Erie Lexington DH 1:00 PM
Tuesday June 18th Xenia Lexington S 7:00 PM
Wednesday June 19th Lexington Xenia S
Thursday June 20th Grand Lake Lexington S 7:00 PM
Friday June 21st Lexington Grand Lake S
Saturday June 22nd Lexington Lima S
Sunday June 23rd Lexington Lima S
Wednesday June 26th Lexington Hamilton S
Thursday June 27th Hamilton Lexington S 7:00 PM
Friday June 28th Lexington Cincinnati S
Saturday June 29th Cincinnati Lexington S
Tuesday July 2nd Licking County Lexington DH 4:00 PM
Thursday July 4th Lexington Dayton S
Friday July 5th Dayton Lexington S 7:00 PM
Saturday July 6th Southern Ohio Lexington S 7:00 PM
Sunday July 7th Southern Ohio Lexington S 7:00 PM
Monday July 8th Southern Ohio Lexington S 7:00 PM
Tuesday July 9th
Wednesday July 10th All Star Game
Thursday July 11th
Friday July 12th Lexington Xenia S
Saturday July 13th Lexington Lake Erie DH
Tuesday July 16th Lexington Hamilton S
Wednesday July 17th Xenia Lexington S 7:00 PM
Thursday July 18th Lexington Xenia S
Friday July 19th Lexington Grand Lake S
Saturday July 20th Grand Lake Lexington S 7:00 PM
Sunday July 21st Cincinnati Lexington S 7:00 PM
Wednesday July 24th Lima Lexington S 7:00 PM
Thursday July 25th Lima Lexington S 7:00 PM
Friday July 26th Hamilton Lexington S 7:00 PM
Saturday July 27th Lexington Hamilton S
Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

Host Families Needed

Each year the Lexington Hustlers welcome some of the best young players in college baseball to Central Kentucky for the summer to experience life in the Bluegrass state.  The Hustlers are once again looking for families to open their homes to Hustlers players for the 2013 season.  The players are typically in town from the first of June through the end of July.  If you are interested in serving as a host family for the season, please contact Kevin Haury at 502-545-2382.

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photos by Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Don’t miss Fan Appreciation Day!

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Hustlers will host their 2012 Fan Appreciation Day on July 21 at Henry Clay High School, during their doubleheader with the Southern Ohio Copperheads. The first 50 fans in attendance will receive a gift bag consisting of a free copy of Inside Pitch magazine and coupons to Critchfield Meats, Urban Active, and more!

In addition, all Hustlers merchandise will be 50% off; team-issued fitted hats will be only $10, and all t-shirts will be just $5.

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, Schedule

Hustlers take on Locos, Copperheads in pivotal weekend homestand

Logan Shaftner will pitch game two vs. the Locos. In his last outing, Shaftner threw 8 scoreless innings vs. Lake Erie (photo by Regina Rickert)

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Lexington Hustlers (13-16) host the Lima Locos (19-13) and the Southern Ohio Copperheads (16-10) in home doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday (respectively) at Henry Clay High School this weekend. First pitch on Saturday will be at 3pm at Henry Clay High School.

Heading into the last week of the season, the Hustlers are one of four teams that are within two games of each other for the sixth and final spot in the GLSCL playoffs.

All Hustlers merchandise will be 50% off over the weekend, with team-issued fitted hats only $10 and all t-shirts will be just $5.

The Hustlers will finish the last week of the season on the road, with their final seven games at Xenia, Hamilton (2), Stark County (2), and Grand Lake (2- will be played at Foundation Field in Hamilton on 7/29).

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, Schedule, Team Store

Games on 7/21 pushed back to 3pm

The Hustlers will host the Lima Locos tomorrow at Henry Clay High School. First pitch of the doubleheader will be at 3pm. All Hustlers merchandise for Saturday and Sunday will be half off; fitted hats are $10 and tee shirts will be just $5. See you at the park!

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

“Half-price merchandise” this weekend!

During the doubleheaders this Saturday and Sunday (7/21 and 22), all Hustlers merchandise will be 50% off! Team-issued fitted hats will be only $10, and all t-shirts will be just $5!

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The Hustlers host the Lima Locos (19-12) and the Southern Ohio Copperheads (16-10) for doubleheaders at Henry Clay High School on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Lexington (13-16) is just two games back in the GLSCL playoff race, with 11 games left to play. The Hustlers will finish the last week of the season on the road, with their final seven games at Xenia, Hamilton (2), Stark County (2), and Grand Lake (2- will be played at Foundation Field in Hamilton on 7/29).

Posted in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, Schedule, Team Store