May 24, 2015


Three veterans prepared to lead as Lake Erie Crushers open season tonight


AVON — When Jeff Isom took over as manager of the Lake Erie Crushers in 2013, three of the first players he signed were shortstop Juan Sanchez, catcher/infielder Emmanuel Quiles and infielder Anderson Hidalgo. Isom left for Joliet after one year, but the Latino trio stayed with the Crushers and helped them reach the postseason Read More…

Santana gets birthday blast to help Indians beat Astros

HOUSTON — Carlos Santana is beginning to develop a knack for hitting home runs on his birthday. Santana celebrated his 29th birthday in style Wednesday night, hitting a solo homer to help the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros. It’s the third home run he’s hit on his birthday after knocking two Read More…

Back to the finals: Crushers survive long weather delays to bounce Beach Bums with three-run rally in the seventh


AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers had to outlast three rain delays that lasted a total of three hours and 23 minutes, overcome two deficits and hang on in a game that began Thursday night, ended Friday morning and lasted six hours and five minutes. You better believe the wait was worth it because it Read More…

Tribe loses to Kansas City, 6-2, in all-around ugly game

Indians' Yan Gomes reacts after popping out to Kansas City Royals' Justin Maxwell  Wednesday. The Royals won 6-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ pitching was poor and their hitting was terrible. Somehow, though, their defense managed to be even worse Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City scored two runs on throwing errors and two more on fielding miscues, allowing the Royals to beat the Tribe 6-2 in the finale of their three-game series. The loss dropped Read More…

Crushers down Beach Bums in 12th inning, earn playoff spot


AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers are headed to the postseason for the third time in their five-year history and the first time since 2011. The Crushers earned their playoff berth before their 12-inning marathon opener with Traverse City came to an end, thanks to losses by Gateway, Florence and River City on Tuesday night. Read More…