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CELINA — A pair of five-run innings by the Grand Lake Mariners allowed them to get by the Cincinnati Steam 11-5 Wednesday in a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League contest at Jim Hoess Field in Celina.
Trevor Kill, a St. Marys Memorial grad and Southeast Missouri pitcher, worked a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout to close out the win for Grand Lake.
With a 1-0 lead going into the third inning the Mariners batted around for the first time on the night, scoring five runs. Ryan Blanchard delivered the big blow with a three-run home run.
Grand Lake put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with their second five run inning.
In the game Blanchard wentg 2 for 5 with a walk, a double and the three-run homerun. Jacob Reese was 2 for 3 with two singles and he also reached base four times and scored two runs.
Grand Lake 3-2 will host Stark County in a doubleheader on Saturday at 4 p.m.