by Mike Knaak
Halfway through the amateur baseball regular season, the St. Stephen Steves are playing .500 ball in the Victory League after a recent three-game losing streak.
The most recent loss was an 11-2 defeat by the Avon Lakers on Memorial Day. The Steves’ 3-3 record put them in third place in the Victory League South, trailing Avon and the Freeport Black Sox.
The Steves scored when Ben Omann doubled home Austin Guggenberger in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 4-1. Omann singled in Guggenberger in the bottom of the sixth inning for the Steves’ other run.
The Steves have a chance for revenge when they play the Lakers Saturday, June 9, in Avon. The game was postponed from April 22.
The team started the season with three wins over Opole, St. Wendel and Royalton.
The schedule for the rest of the regular season is as follows:
Saturday, June 9, at Avon Lakers, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 10, home vs. Pierz Brewers, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, at Pierz Bulldogs, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, home vs. Opole Bears, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, at Buckman Billygoats, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, at St. Wendel Saints, 1:30 p.m.