The Hamilton Joes (1-0) and the Cincinnati Steam (0-1) traded the lead six times on Friday, but the Hamilton Joes ended up on top with a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Steam.
Gabriel Viso had an impressive outing against the Cincinnati Steam's lineup. The Cincinnati Steam managed just one hit off of Viso, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his four innings of work.
Despite the loss, the Cincinnati Steam's Mike Nastold dominated the Hamilton Joes' batters, giving up two runs and striking out five.
Brian Kirschbaum (0-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed one run.