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September 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Akron advances to Eastern League Championship
The Akron Aeros finished off the Bowie Baysox with a 5-2 victory on Sunday to advance Akron to the Eastern League Championship series.
September 8, 2012   (0 comments)
A Penny for his thoughts
The Lake County Captains have moved on to the next round of the Midwest League playoffs, and one of the key members of the bullpen right-hander Cody Penny recently sat down with the IPI's Stephanie Metzger to talk about his first pro season, his goals, his stuff, and the playoff run.
September 7, 2012   (0 comments)
Unearned Runs Lead To Akron Loss, 2-0 Series Deficit
The Akron Aeros fell to a 2-0 series deficit against the Bowie Baysox in a 7-5 loss on Thursday as the Aeros couldn’t overcome the Baysox two-run eighth inning. Lefty T.J. House (10-5, 3.56) received the nod to start for the Aeros against Bowie right-hander Mike Wright (10-5, 4.06).
September 5, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains edge Hot Rods for crucial Game 1 win
The Lake County Captains clung to a one-run lead on Wednesday as reliever Nick Pasquale pitched the Captains to a 5-4 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Right-hander Cody Anderson (4-7, 3.20) took the bump for the Captains to counter Bowling Green's Parker Markel (11-5, 3.53), who has been the Hot Rods most formidable starter during the second half of the season.
September 4, 2012   (1 comments)
Rising prospect Aguilar is enjoying the game
Baseball season can seem long and tedious at times, especially for someone who has played nearly every day, but for Akron Aeros’ first baseman Jesus Aguilar, it’s all about enjoying the opportunities. Aguilar finished off another good developmental year with the Indians and now gets to have fun with his Akron teammates in the Eastern League playoffs.
September 4, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County wins with 15-6 comeback victory
The Lake County Captains concluded the 2012 regular season with a 15-6 comeback victory during which they rallied for nine runs in one inning over the Lansing Lugnuts.
September 3, 2012   (0 comments)
Lugnuts end Captains four-game streak, 9-2
The Lake County Captains saw the end to a four-game win streak on Sunday as they fell to the Lansing Lugnuts 9-2 in a rough afternoon for the Captains’ arms.
September 2, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County snags first game of final series
The Lake County Captains snagged the first of a three-game series from the Lansing Lugnuts in an extra-inning victory on Saturday evening thanks to a hit batter and a solid bullpen.
September 1, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains clinch playoff spot with 9-3 win
EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains clinched a spot in the Midwest League playoffs as they swept the Bowling Green Hot Rods with a 9-3 victory on Friday night.
August 29, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains inch closer to playoffs with 7-2 win
The Lake County Captains took the first of a three-game series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods with a 7-2 win on Wednesday, due to another long ball from Alex Lavisky and another solid relief effort from Nick Pasquale. Right-handed All-Star Cody Anderson (4-7, 3.30) took the bump for the Captains to counter Bowling Green lefty Ryan Carpenter (11-7, 4.13).
August 28, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains can't hold lead, lose key game 6-5
The Lake County Captains dropped the final showing of a four-game series against the Great Lakes Loons on Tuesday with a 6-5 loss, despite a three-run shot from Alex Lavisky. Left-hander Elvis Aruajo took the bump for the Captains to face Great Lakes’ right-hander Raydel Sanchez (3-8, 4.61).
August 23, 2012   (3 comments)
Valerio keeps working to master the art of catching
Short season Single-A Mahoning Valley catcher/first baseman Charlie Valerio has had a breakout season as a prospect this year. He's proven to be a good performer and as a switch-hitter he offers up something unique as a prospect in the Indians' system. He is still learning all the nuances that go into catching, and he shares how that is going and more in Stephanie Metzger's latest.
August 23, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains win opener of crucial series with Hawks
The Lake County Captains led off a crucial four-game series against the South Bend Silver Hawks with a 9-3 comeback victory on Wednesday evening. Right-hander Mason Radeke (6-6, 3.52) manned the mound for the Captains against South Bend left-hander Keith Hessler (2-2, 2.49).
August 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Jimenez shuts down the Lugnuts in 6-0 win
Danny Jimenez led the Lake County Captains to a 6-0 shutout victory on Tuesday over the Lansing Lugnuts to take three of four to close out the series. Jimenez (2-3, 5.24) toed the rubber for his sixth start for the Captains to counter Lansing’s Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 2.88).
August 19, 2012   (0 comments)
Lake County hammers Lugnuts, 9-2
The Lake County Captains jumped on the Lansing Lugnuts early on Sunday afternoon as the Lake County offense caught the early lead to earn a 9-2 victory.
August 18, 2012   (0 comments)
Sever set to change Cleveland opinion on Elway name
When the Indians drafted Joe Sever, few knew that his uncle was none other than John Elway. Talk about being behind the eight-ball in Cleveland. That hasn't stopped Sever from starting his career off in grand fashion at Mahoning Valley, as he's hitting over .300, and recently finished second in the NY/Penn home run derby. The only question remaining is whether or not Sever can make it to Cleveland, and change Cleveland opinions on the Elway family.
August 18, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains hold on for 5-3 win
DAYTON – Mason Radeke led the Lake County Captains to a 5-3 victory over the Dayton Dragons as he tossed six innings of scoreless ball for his sixth win of the season.
August 16, 2012   (0 comments)
Haley is ready to take off with the Aeros
Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Trey Haley looks to have finally overcome a groin injury that had been bothering him for over a year thanks to a sports hernia surgery completed earlier this year. With that nagging injury now in the past, with his blazing fastball and promising secondary offerings, he looks poised to take off with his performance. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him to discuss how things are going.
August 13, 2012   (0 comments)
Lowery, Captains fly by Hawks, 10-6
Jake Lowery led the Lake County Captains over the South Bend Silver Hawks as he hit his sixth home run of the season to carry the Captains to a 10-6 victory on Sunday. Elvis Araujo (6-9, 5.21) received the win for the Captains as he countered South Bend’s 6’8” lefty Andrew Barbosa (2-3, 3.89).
August 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Lowery wants to finish strong
Low-A Lake County catcher Jake Lowery's season to date has not gone as he hoped it would at the outset. After starting the season at High-A Carolina, he ran into some struggles and was reassigned to Lake County in July. With just a few weeks left in the season he wants to finish strong and give himself something to build on for next year. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him to discuss how things are going.

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