July 30, 2014

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Crushers’ bats stay hot in series finale

Crushers Juan Sanchez launches a home run.

AVON — The quick turnaround from Tuesday night’s win did not hamper the Lake Erie Crushers’ offense at all. Less than 24 hours after erupting for seven runs, the Crushers put up another seven on the Frontier Greys on Wednesday morning. They ended a six-game homestand on a high note, winning 7-2, in front of Read More…

Zac Treece dominates on mound, leads Crushers past Greys

Lake Erie Crushers' Zac Treece pitches against the Frontier Greys. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Zac Treece set the tone for the Lake Erie Crushers on Tuesday. Treece (3-2) held the Frontier Greys to three hits, one run and two walks over eight innings, while striking out five as the Crushers rolled 7-1 at All Pro Freight Stadium. He got lots of support, too, as the offense, which Read More…

Todd Kibby, offense have off nights as Crushers fall to Greys

Crushers starter Todd Kibby had a rare off night Monday in a 6-3 loss to the Greys. Kibby, who has emerged as the team's ace, wasn't awful, but did allow four runs over six innings at All Pro Freight Stadium. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

AVON — Todd Kibby has quickly emerged as the ace of the Lake Erie Crushers pitching staff. Time and time again, whenever the Crushers needed a big pitching performance, Kibby delivered. Unfortunately for the Crushers, Monday was not one of those nights. Kibby gave up four runs in six innings and the offense took a Read More…

Crushers 4, Freedom 3: Rookie delivers game-winning hit

AVON — It appeared the Crushers had left their offense behind as Sunday’s game progressed. Less than 24 hours after erupting for 16 runs, Lake Erie , squandered numerous scoring chances as the Florence Freedom clung to a one-run lead. But that all changed in the ninth inning, when the Crushers have been dangerous — Read More…

Crushers can’t come up with big hit, fall to Freedom

The Crushers’ Vincent Mejia slides safely into second as Florence’s Jorge Marban leaps for the ball. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

AVON — Friday was one of those nights that the breaks didn’t seem to go the Lake Erie Crushers’ way, especially where the offense — or lack thereof — was concerned. The Crushers were limited to six hits by Florence starter Casey Henn and two relievers and didn’t advance a runner beyond second, despite having Read More…

Crushers at the break: Midseason report

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For once, the Lake Erie Crushers actually got off to a strong start. Under past managers John Massarelli and Jeff Isom, the Crushers would stumble out of the gate in May, begin to heat up in June, go into the All-Star break playing well and carry that over into a strong second half. This year, Read More…

Midview grad Ryan Feierabend back in Major League 6 years after Tommy John surgery

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After being released by three major league organizations over a two-year span following Tommy John surgery and pitching in an independent minor league, Ryan Feierabend was definitely thinking about the dreaded “R” word. Retirement. But a winter workout in late 2012 at Midview High School, his alma mater, inadvertently reignited the left-hander’s baseball career and Read More…

Midview graduate Cody Callaway picks football, baseball at Bowling Green over shot with Indians organization

Cody Callaway

Midview two-sport standout Cody Callaway knew he would have a tough decision to make between college athletics and professional baseball. But after falling to the 34th round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft — where he was selected by the Cleveland Indians, his favorite baseball team — Callaway was able to make the Read More…

Crushers 5, Greys 4: Andrew Davis delivers walk-off winner in 10th inning

AVON — No one has been the hero, or defined Freight Magic, more in Lake Erie Crushers history than Andrew Davis. It was only a matter of time before the longest-tenured Crusher delivered another walk-off winner. With two on and nobody out in the bottom of the 10th Sunday, Davis drilled a 2-0 pitch down Read More…

Errors costly in Crushers’ loss to Wild Things

Crushers shortstop Juan Gonzalez makes the play to get the out at second base. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

AVON — On Friday night, the Lake Erie’s defense committed four errors against Washington, the East Division leaders. On Saturday night, the Crushers added three more miscues to the total, and all three directly led to two Wild Things runs. That, along with a two-run home run by Stewart Ijames in the third inning, proved Read More…