June 29, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
65°F
 

Tigers draft Keystone grad Brandyn Sittinger in 17th round

Brandyn Sittinger turned out to be a great fit at Ashland University. Now it looks like the Detroit Tigers believe he’s a great fit for them. The former Keystone High School standout — who transferred to Division II after two years at Division I Marshall — was selected in the 17th round, No. 505 overall, Read More…

Wild Things 5, Crushers 1: Lake Erie plays a dud, suffers first home loss

AVON — It was bound to happen sooner or later. The Lake Erie Crushers weren’t going to go undefeated at home all season. So it wasn’t the loss that was bothersome Friday night, it was the manner in which the 5-1 defeat to the Washington Wild Things happened. The Crushers (13-10) slipped to 8-1 at Read More…

College Baseball: Midview grad Eric Lauer will be drafted soon, but he’s focused on MAC Tournament and leading Kent State back to NCAAs

Eric Lauer is expected to be picked within the first couple of rounds next month in the MLB Draft. But the Kent State junior and Midview High School graduate is in no hurry to take the next step in his baseball career. Right now he’s locked in on ensuring the Golden Flashes’ postseason lasts as Read More…

Crushers 6, Boomers 4: Lake Erie opens season with 5-0 homestand

AVON — Eventually, the Lake Erie Crushers will lose a game. But through five games, the Crushers have yet to taste defeat and are off to the best start in the franchise’s eight-year history. They put the finishing touches on the perfect season-opening homestand with a 6-4 win over the Schaumburg Boomers on Thursday night Read More…

Good start: Fernando Gallegos turns in strong outing, gets plenty of help as Crushers shut out Rascals, open season 2-0

AVON — It took awhile to get on the board, but once River City gave the Crushers an opening they took advantage. Lake Erie capitalized on an error in the bottom of the sixth to score the only runs of the game and utilized a team effort on the mound to blank the Rascals 3-0 Read More…

Crushers open season, new era with 7-5 victory over River City

AVON — Last season, the Lake Erie Crushers didn’t win until the third game of the season and didn’t total seven runs until the opening series was over. The bad start set the tone for the worst season in team history — last in the league at 38-57. The Crushers only needed one game this Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers add pitching, hitting coaches

Lake Erie Crushers manager Chris Mongiardo spent most of 2015 shorthanded in terms of staff, and while it wasn’t the main factor, it played a role in the team’s disappointing 38-57 last-place season. With three months to go before the 2016 season starts, Mongiardo has taken two major steps in making sure that situation doesn’t Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Dec. 17

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Uncertainty over what happens next after officer’s mistrial in Freddie Gray’s death Lawyers will meet in the judge’s chambers in Baltimore Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial. 2. Putin says Syrian people must choose leaders Read More…

As relations between U.S., Cuba continue to warm, baseball defectors teach baseball to Havana youth

HAVANA — Some of Major League Baseball’s biggest Cuban-born stars put dozens of boys through batting, pitching and catching drills in a sunny Havana ballpark, part of a three-day mission meant to warm relations between the U.S. league and this baseball-mad nation. Among the teachers at Wednesday’s baseball clinic were Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Read More…

Baseball: Pete Rose speaks at Miami University

OXFORD — Pete Rose said it’s an American tradition to give second chances, although he wouldn’t describe himself as optimistic about his application for reinstatement to Major League Baseball being approved. “I don’t know if that’s the right word,” Rose said Monday in a brief interview between appearances on the campus of Miami University in Read More…