Newark, OH — The Licking County Settlers began their playoff run with a three game series against the Cincinnati Steam on Thursday night.
The Settlers scored one run in each of the first to innings thanks to sacrifice flies. In the fourth inning, Darius Diaz blasted a two-run homer that extended the LC lead to 6-1.
The steam tried to mount a comeback in the seventh inning, but it came up short. The Settlers take game one 9-5, with game two on Friday night in Cincinnati.