September 5, 2015

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Crushers drop home finale to Joliet

AVON — One of the most disappointing chapters in Lake Erie Crushers history came to a close Thursday night on a down note. The Crushers, in the midst of their first losing season in franchise history, were hoping to reward the home fans with a couple of victories to set the tone for next season. Read More…

After two weeks, Crushers finally get home win

AVON — It’s been a long time since the Lake Erie Crushers won a game at All Pro Freight Stadium — 14 days, in fact. It’s been even longer since the Crushers defeated ex-manager Jeff Isom and his Joliet Slammers at The Freight — May 31, 2014, to be exact. But with one home game Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers open final homestand with a loss

AVON — For the past six seasons, September baseball at All Pro Freight Stadium meant something. Playoffs, and even championships, were on the line at various times from 2009-14 for the Lake Erie Crushers. This season, the Crushers enter their final homestand with over 50 losses and out of playoff contention for the first time Read More…

Frontier League: Controversial ending to Crushers’ latest loss

AVON — With two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night, Juan Sanchez hit a high fly ball down the right-field line that hooked foul and toward the seats. Normal right fielder Ozney Guillen — the son of former White Sox shortstop and manager Ozzie Guillen — Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers cool off CornBelters at The Freight

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AVON — The Normal CornBelters came into All Pro Freight Stadium as the hottest team in the Frontier League, riding a 10-game winning streak and sitting in first place in the West Division. The Lake Erie Crushers, losers of four of their last six games on the road, cooled off the CornBelters. The Crushers erupted Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/18/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. And with that abbreviated introduction, let’s hit it. The Golden Bear. Jack Nicklaus was in town yesterday for the 25th annual Lorain County Community College Foundation golf outing at Elyria Country Club. I was lucky enough to play in the Read More…

Barry Bonds: “I know what I brought to the game. I’m proud of that”

SAN FRANCISCO — Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts on his career or credentials: He’s a Hall of Famer. Hands down. “I don’t even justify that. There’s no need,” he said Thursday night at AT&T Park. “That’s without saying.” The 51-year-old home run king said he feels a huge Read More…

Late offense lifts Crushers past Greys

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers were struggling Saturday night. Another solid pitching performance was on the verge of being squandered due to a lack of offense. But when the Frontier Greys pulled starting pitcher Max Homick, who had allowed just one hit in six innings, the Crushers pounced. Lake Erie banged out six hits Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers fall to Aviators in 11 innings

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AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers had just taken advantage of a former teammate’s wildness to score the leading run in the seventh inning Wednesday before all the positives came to a crashing halt. Relievers Trevor Longfellow and Mike Devine, with the assistance of a throwing error from Anderson Hidalgo, coughed up a one-run lead Read More…

Crushers take Game 1, but only get split with Aviators

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AVON — Lovers of good pitching had to love Tuesday night’s Frontier League doubleheader at All Pro Freight Stadium. Lovers of the Crushers? Well, it was a love-hate kind of night for them. Zach Morton (4-2) and two relievers held the Aviators to just two hits in the opener and got some timely hits in Read More…