Crushers sweep Rascals to push win streak to five|
After a slow start to the season, the Lake Erie Crushers are starting to make things interesting in the Frontier League’s East Division standings.
Once struggling to stay out of the division basement, the Crushers have heated up with the weather. Friday night before 2,531 at All Pro Freight Stadium, they capped off a series sweep of the River City Rascals with a 3-2 win.
That made it five straight wins for Lake Erie, which left town just one game under .500 at 19-20. The Crushers next play the 22-17 Florence Freedom in a brief two-game series this weekend before returning home or the July 4 holiday. The Freedom are currently three games ahead of Lake Erie in the East Division standings...
Heads-up play by Correa leads to a Crushers win|
It took 10 innings to decide Monday night’s game, but the Lake Erie Crushers (15-20) were able to grab the road victory, 3-2 ,over the Washington Wild Things after Wally Correa drove in the winning run by using his...head.
Correa, who had struck out four times in his first four at bats, walked up with the bases loaded and two out in the 10th inning. He watched as a 1-1 breaking ball hit him in the helmet for the game deciding run.
That allowed the Crushers to leave town with the series win and a record of 15-20. Lake Erie moved into fourth place in the Frontier League Eastern Division, one half game ahead of Evansville and eight games behind 23-12 Traverse City.
Unlike the previous two games in the series, the Crushers found themselves down early when leadoff batter Andrew Heck took the first pitch from Alex Loftin and dropped it over the left field wall for a 1-0 lead...
Davis, Crushers drop 6-4 decision, begin road trip|
The Lake Erie Crushers fell to the Florence Freedom in the series finale at All Pro Freight Stadium on Tuesday night by a score of 6-4.
Eric Gonzalez-Diaz started the game for Lake Erie, which fell to 12-18 on the season and eight games out of first place in the Frontier league East Division. Gonzalez-Diaz pitched four innings, striking out one and allowing four earned runs. He was also tagged with the loss, which drops his record to 1-4.
Andrew Davis provided the most offense for the Crushers during the game. The Kent State alum provided two base hits and two RBI. Davis currently leads the team in RBI with 17 and is hitting .263 this season.
Kellen Kulbacki and Brian Erie each recorded two base hits for the Crushers. Callback, who has 12 RBI this season, also drove in a run in the loss...
Kuzdale homer gives Crushers doubleheader split|
The Lake Erie Crushers split a double-header with the Florence Freedom Monday night at All Pro Freight Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,871.
Lake Erie won the first game by a score of 8-6, while losing the second game, 9-2. Both games went seven innings. Florence improved to 16-13 on the season.
Paul Fagan started game one for the Crushers, and went 5.0 innings with two strikeouts while being tagged with four earned runs. Fagan was given a no-decision in the win.
Travis Risser earned the victory for Lake Erie by going 1.0 inning in scoreless relief. Risser’s record now stands at 1-1.
The Crushers, now 12-17, banged out eight hits throughout the first game. Robby Kuzdale hit his first homer of the season and also scored two runs...
Crushers host Boomers to open their 2012 season|
With the 2011-12 high school sports season winding down to a close, many of our followers have asked us what’s in store for the summer.
While the fall high school season isn’t far away, The Westshore Sports Fanatic! is pleased to announce that it will be providing coverage of the Lake Erie Crushers baseball team. The Crushers, who play at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, open their fourth season at home this Friday night when they host the Schaumburg Boomers at 7:05 p.m.
“We’re pleased to begin what we hope is a long partnership with the Crushers,” said BeAFanatic.com editor Jim Horvath.
“The organization has provided the Westshore area with plenty of great family-oriented...