Team effort leads Hustlers to 6-3 win over Cincinnati

Jakson Deyer

Jakson Deyer pitched five strong innings and Johnny Thomas hit a game-winning grand slam in the eighth inning to help the Hustlers break a six-game losing streak and beat the Cincinnati Steam 6-3 on Wednesday night in Lexington.

Deyer hurled 5 1/3 innings in the win, allowing two unearned runs and five hits en route to a five-strikeout performance. Thomas, whose home run in the eighth was his first of the summer, went 2-for-4 on the night with a run scored and four RBI.

Sam Kidd, Corey Bays, and Nick Sergakis also chipped in doubles for Lexington (5-6), and Taylor Rozier went 3-for-4, raising his average for the summer to a blistering .417. The bullpen was also solid for the Hustlers, as Matthew Miller, Connor Asay, Shaun Meyer and Brent Cobb combined for 3 2/3 innings, allowing a single unearned run. Cobb earned his third save of the season.

The Hustlers are back in action on Thursday against the Xenia Scouts, traveling to the AIA complex for a 7pm first pitch. Lexington returns home after a Saturday doubleheader at Southern Ohio to face the Stark County Terriers for two games on Sunday (2pm first pitch).

About Lexington Hustlers

Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) team est. 2010. Named after the original Lexington Hustlers of the 1940s and 1950s. Roster is comprised of some of the top players in college baseball; many from the central Kentucky area, and most of our staff comes from our internship program, which is largely responsible for performing organizational duties throughout the summer.
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