July 31, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
82°F
 

Crushers revert to old ways, fall to Freedom

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers had been playing like a different team since the All-Star break, winning three straight series and winning each opening game in those series. In the process, they had gotten solid hitting, reliable pitching and put up nice run totals. On Tuesday against the Florence Freedom, the Crushers reverted to Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama rolls to Class I title; Firelands loses heartbreaker in Class F

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ALLIANCE — The day began on a high note for Lorain County teams playing for Hot Stove state championships Monday at Butler-Rodman Park after rain Sunday pushed the games back a day. North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama dominated the Medina Swarm Green in Class I (age 8), putting up the maximum five runs in three of its Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: Midview Maniacs go 25-0, win Class H title; North Ridgeville Rays rally for Class E crown

ALLIANCE — The Midview Maniacs completed their perfect season in grand fashion Sunday. The Maniacs hit three home runs — two by second baseman Mason Tackett — and Ryan Runser pitched the final three innings in relief to pick up the win and the MVP award as Midview defeated the Ravenna Warriors 17-4 to win Read More…

Todd Kibby, Jose Barraza lead Crushers past Beach Bums

AVON — Two droughts came to an end Friday night for the Lake Erie Crushers in a 6-5 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums. Jose Barraza’s grand slam in the bottom of the fourth — his first home run of the season — was the first home run at All Pro Freight Stadium for Read More…

North bats come alive to deny Avon state tournament bid

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Avon had two chances to win the Little League District 3 Majors championship, but couldn’t close the deal against Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday. North’s bats came alive for the second straight game, scoring in all but one inning in a 16-7 win to clinch a spot in the state tournament which Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-12 all-stars fall to Cuyahoga Falls North, but still have one more chance to make state

AVON — Cuyahoga Falls North got its revenge Saturday night, forcing a decisive game for the Little League 11-12 double-elimination championship with an 18-5 win against Avon. The teams will play again Monday at 6 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls for the Ohio District 3 title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins July Read More…

Little League baseball: Elyria East Majors run into tough Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher, bow out of district tournament

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Elyria East had its chances early, but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow against Kyler Tepus on Wednesday. The Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher delivered four strong innings, striking out 10 and leading his Majors (ages 12U) team to a 12-2 victory in the Little League district tournament. South will play Cuyahoga Falls North Read More…

Errors, lack of offense cost Ironmen vs. Scouts

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LORAIN — The Lorain County Ironmen are running out of chances. Heading into Wednesday’s game against the Xenia Scouts at The Pipe Yard, the Ironmen had 13 games remaining on their Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League schedule. Sitting 1½ games behind the Grand Lakes Mariners and red-hot Lake Erie Monarchs for the final playoff spot, Read More…

First half recap: Crushers hit bottom, not much else

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Saying the first half of the Lake Erie Crushers’ season was a disappointment is putting it lightly. Not much went right for the Crushers and it showed in the Frontier League standings and in the All-Star Game, which will be played tonight in Schaumburg, Ill. The Crushers, at 19-29, are the worst team in the Read More…

Little League baseball: Mason Bingham’s big blast lifts Avon 12-U team past Cuyahoga Falls and into championship game

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Mason Bingham only got one at-bat but he made the most of it Saturday. Avon’s 12-U Little League team entered the top of the sixth tied with Cuyahoga Falls when Bingham crushed a pitch to the parking lot for the decisive two runs in a 4-2 win, sending Avon to the championship Read More…