June 18, 2013 (0 comments)
It was another roller coaster of a week for Lake Erie with flashes of greatness followed quickly behind by struggles as the Crushers went 2-4 over the stretch. It's no secret now, the Crushers' pitching has been the biggest disappointment to the team all season long. With several moves made by the organization shipping pitchers out and bringing new guys in, the team is at a loss. Matt Lofgren chips in with his notebook on the week that was for the Crushers.
June 17, 2013 (0 comments)
Jumping on Rockford early and often, Lake Erie salvaged a weekend series with the Aviators with an 8-4 win on Sunday. After struggling all series long with the team's pitching, starter Alex Kaminsky came out and gave the Crushers a strong outing going seven innings and holding the Aviators to three runs on seven hits.
June 16, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie (10-16) dropped a wild one to Rockford (6-19) Saturday night with a final score of 18-17 in 13 innings. No lead was safe for either team as the Aviators finally got the winning run across in the bottom of the 14th off Dave Middendorf well into the morning.
June 15, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie dropped its second game in a row Friday, falling to Rockford (5-19) to a final score of 5-2. Starter Matt Rein, who had been strong in his last few outings, struggled in spurts on Friday. Letting in a pair of runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the sixth, Rein pitch 5.2 innings and was handled the loss.
June 10, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie's offense was shut down by Washington Sunday as the Crushers (9-12) could not complete the sweep, losing 6-1. Winners of three out of its last four games, the common denominator for Lake Erie's success was strong pitching mixing with solid run support. But Sunday, neither was the case.
June 7, 2013 (0 comments)
Russell Moldenhauer powered Lake Erie with two opposite field home runs and four RBIs as the Crushers earned back-to-back wins with a 6-5 win over Washington (Pennsylvania) on Friday to get back on track.
June 5, 2013 (0 comments)
After a rain delay held Lake Erie off the field for several hours, the Crushers came out flat against Traverse City in a 12-5 losing effort Tuesday night.
June 3, 2013 (0 comments)
Joliet's bats proved to be too powerful as the Slammers jumped on Lake Erie (6-9) early and never looked back on their way to a 9-5 win Sunday and a series victory. Lake Erie starter Matt Rein (1-2) was in for a rude welcoming as he wasn't even able to make it to the third inning.
June 1, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie's bull pen played the role of the villain Saturday night as the Crushers fell victim to the Joliet Slammers 3-1 in extra innings on superhero night.
June 1, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie's offense has come alive after starting the season dormant with a 5-1 victory over the Joliet Slammers Friday night.
May 27, 2013 (0 comments)
River City completed a three game series sweep of Lake Erie Sunday night in Missouri with a 2-1 victory over the Crushers. Despite getting another solid performance from its starting pitching, the Crushers bats hit, but could not come up with runs.
May 26, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie lost another close game late on Saturday against River City 4-2, falling behind in the first two games of the weekend series.
May 25, 2013 (0 comments)
River City won in walk off fashion Friday after the Crushers held on to a 7-6 lead for four innings, but had a blown save from Brian Duffy in the ninth as Lake Erie lost 8-6.
May 20, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie struggled to get runners across again on Sunday night in a 6-1 loss to Gateway to lose the opening weekend series. Mustering up just four runs in three games, the Crushers bats were very much alive Sunday with seven hits, but a lack of run production again plagued the team.
May 19, 2013 (0 comments)
Rookie Seth Granger (Grawn-Jay) picked the perfect time to get his first professional hit in the bottom of the 12th inning for a walk-off victory over Gateway Saturday night in Avon. Pulling a ball that was misplayed by Gateway's Jon Myer, Lake Erie's Daniel Bowman, who had doubled earlier in the inning, put on the jets while rounding third and crossed home plate for a 2-1 Crushers victory.
May 18, 2013 (0 comments)
Lake Erie's ninth inning comeback fell one run short as the Crushers fell to the Gateway Grizzlies 3-2 on opening night at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. In front of 2,938 local baseball fans, the Crushers put up a fight all game long but could not overcome the dominant start by Gateway's Tim Brown.
May 17, 2013 (0 comments)
Manager Jeff Isom and his 24 Lake Erie Crushers players will drive up to All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon Friday, just like they have for the past two weeks. They will loosen their arms, stretch and listen to music. Just like they have for the past two weeks. But unlike the past two weeks, the team will take the field at 7:05 in front of a packed house on fireworks night to welcome baseball back to the community.
May 13, 2013 (0 comments)
Manager Jeff Isom has seen five exhibition games and the future of the Crushers for the upcoming season is starting to take shape less than a week away from the start of the season. On Sunday, Isom had to have his roster marked down from 36 players to 28 after what he called some of the toughest decisions he has had to make as a manager.
May 7, 2013 (0 comments)
No one said baseball was easy, and for the 36 guys fighting for 24 spots on the Crushers' final roster, one opportunity can't be wasted manager. Players are being put through the gauntlet with 15 straight days of practices and games leading up to the first game of the season on May 17. As the 36 man roster is whittled down to 24 players by the start of the season, Crushers' manager Jeff Isom talks about how tough it is to make changes this early in camp.
May 6, 2013 (0 comments)
The IBI's Matt Lofgren woke up Sunday morning a little bit earlier than usual with the anticipation of playing organized baseball for the first time in six years and the chance of doing something great. Getting out of bed was no issue as he loosened up and stretched out for the Lake Erie Crushers' tryout day.