Lake Erie Crushers manager Jeff Isom has left the organization to take on the managerial reigns for the Joliet Slammers so be can be closer to home. The IBI's Kyle Ferrara recently spoke with Isom about the decision.
Today we continue on with the year-end IBI Awards and move down to the minor leagues with the annual Tony Awards. We kick things off with the Rookie of the Year which is given to the Indians minor leaguer who had the best professional stateside debut this year. The Indians had several impressive debuts from players out of Latin America and the last two drafts, and Tony runs through all of the performances.
The West Division Champion Schaumburg Boomers recorded another late inning victory to pull within a win of a Frontier League Championship, posting a 7-5 decision over the Lake Erie Crushers to grab a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-five series.
In a game that endured three rain delays, and didn’t end until 1:11 AM, the Lake Erie Crushers outlasted the Traverse City Beach Bums, and secured a spot in the Frontier League Championship with a 5-4 victory at All Pro Freight Stadium.
After winning the team's first division title in team history, the Lake Erie Crushers came out flat against the Traverse City Beach Bums by dropping game one of the playoffs 8-0 Saturday night in Avon.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!