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Lake Erie Crushers

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Frontier League
2009 Baseball Boulevard
Avon, Ohio 44011
Phone: 440-934-3636

Manager: Jeff Isom

July 22, 2013   (1 comments)
Crushers rebound to take series finale, win series
Lake Erie (28-26) rebounded from Saturday's no hit loss with late 2-1 victory over the Grizzles on Sunday. Coming off of the team's worst loss of the season, the Crushers regrouped on the mound and at the plate to take the series from Gateway.
July 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers no-hit by Gateway
A night after getting a big win over first place Gateway, the Crushers suffered a devastating 9-0 loss Saturday night and were no-hit by the Grizzlies' Tim Brown.
July 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers start second half with 3-2 road win
The Lake Erie Crushers picked right back up where they left off before the all star break with a 3-2 road victory over first place Gateway on Friday.
July 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers look to overcome inconsistency, play better in second half
The first half of the season saw the Crushers achieve a record of 25-25, which isn’t a bad mark considering they were as many as six games under .500 in the month of June. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara gets us set for the second half of the Crushers season.
July 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall just short of sweep, lose 3-2 to Greys
Lake Erie fell a few feet short of a four game sweep of the Frontier Greys Sunday in Avon falling 3-2 in a defensive battle. All star Dave Middendorf just didn't have it in him as he made one crucial mistake in his four innings of work on the mound.
July 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Rein's dominant outing leads Crushers past Greys, 4-1
After Greys starting pitcher Joe Zeller struck out Craig Hertler for the first out of the game, Greys catcher Chris Kay was so excited that he accidentally spiked the ball into the ground in front of him trying to throw down to third. It was bad, just like the Greys now 18-32 record. But the Crushers did exactly what has to be done when playing against last place teams. They beat the Greys 4-1 behind a dominant starting pitching performance from Matt Rein.
July 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Crusher sweep twinbill, clear .500 mark for first time
For the first time this season, Lake Erie cleared the .500 mark by winning both seven inning games of a double header against the Frontier Greys Friday night in Avon. Winning game one in a pitchers duel 2-1 with reliever Mickey Jannis on the hill, the Crushers held on to the momentum for a 7-2 thrashing in the second game.
July 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall back below .500, fall 3-1
The Crushers quest to reach the .500-mark before the All-Star break will have to be completed another day. After winning on Wednesday afternoon to improve to 23-23 on the season, the Crushers lost to Wild Things 3-1 on Thursday night, dropping to 23-24. Matt Smith was hung with the loss, but he pitched a quality start. He completed six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and striking outs six batters. The loss dropped him to 2-3 on the year.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers walk early and late in 6-4 win
Craig Hertler drew a leadoff walk in the first and third innings and came around to score both times as the Crushers went on to beat the Wild Things 6-4. The Crushers have now won two in a row have reached an even 23-23 on the season. The loss was Washington’s seventh in eight games.
July 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers tame the Wild Things, 4-2
The Crushers quest to hurdle to the top of the standings continued on Tuesday night, and Craig Hertler supplied the gas in the 4-2 victory over the Washington Wild Things. The Crushers improved to 22-23 with the win, and moved ahead of Washington into fifth place in the East. Washington dropped to 22-24.
July 8, 2013   (1 comments)
The Crushers Notebook: 7/1/13 to 7/7/2013
It’s hard to be upset with a 4-2 week, but the Crushers have to be disappointed that they lost their weekend series with the Aviators after starting the week by sweeping the ThunderBolts. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara recaps the week that was and more for the Lake Erie Crushers.
July 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers drop rubber match to Rockford, 2-1
Lake Erie's offense was shut down Sunday night as the Crushers dropped the rubber match of a weekend series with Rockford 2-1.
July 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers can't overcome errors in 4-3 loss to Rockford
Lake Erie could not complete a late comeback Saturday night as errors costs the Crushers a 4-3 loss to Rockford. After winning four games in a row at home, the Crushers streak came to a halt, despite a promising chance to get the win.
July 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Bowman's blast wins it for Crushers in extras, 6-5
Daniel Bowman gave Lake Erie fans a second night of fireworks, but he did this one with his bat.
Tied up at 5-5 in the bottom of the tenth inning
July 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Middendorf dominates ThunderBolts in 5-1 win
On this July fourth, the Windy City ThunderBolts would like to declare their independence from Avon, Oh. The Crushers beat the Bolts 5-1, clinching the series sweep behind a third straight brilliant performance from the starting pitching. Dave Middendorf pitched eight innings, giving up just one run on four hits, striking out three. He earned the win to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Crushers are now 20-21.
July 3, 2013   (1 comments)
Kaminsky carries Crushers to 3-0 win
Alex Kaminsky threw seven shutout innings against the ThunderBolts en route to a 3-0 Crushers win. Kaminsky improves to 3-4 on the season after allowing just three hits, one walk, and one hit batsman. The Crushers are now 19-21.
July 2, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers shutout Thunderbolts 11-0
Tuesday night’s magic number was two. Two, as in the second complete game shutout Crushers starter Matt Rein has thrown in his last three starts. Two, as in just two hits allowed by the Crushers dominant southpaw. Two, as in this game was essentially over in the second inning, as the Crushers beat the ThunderBolts 11-0. Rein picked up his fourth win as the Crushers improved to 18-21.
July 1, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers put forth disappointing effort in 8-0 loss
Lake Erie put forth a disappointing effort Sunday in Traverse City, falling to the Beach Bums 8-0 on just two hits to be swept in the weekend series. After winning seven of their last nine games, the Crushers came in on an odd schedule after each game of last week's series against the Frontier Greys was rained out and pushed further into the night. Coming out flat in key situations this weekend, the Crushers were outscored 18-5 with the majority of the runs coming on Sunday.
June 30, 2013   (3 comments)
Jannis' return to Crushers a boost to the pitching staff
Mickey Jannis was just getting ready to eat a sandwich before the game, when he was interrupted by a reporter looking to do a feature piece on him and his return to the Crushers. Without complaint or hesitation, he politely agreed and walked outside to chat. It was ironic that the Crushers’ opponent that day was the Normal CornBelters. It was a nice, normal day, a perfect time to interview the Crushers most normal pitcher.
June 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers fall short in late comeback attempt, 3-2
A late comeback fell just short as Lake Erie scored a run in the eighth inning, but fell to Traverse City 3-2. Starter Dave Middendorf pitched a compete game with all three runs earned on five hits. Falling behind 2-0 in the first, Middendorf settled in but Lake Erie's offense could not get on track.

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