September 2, 2015

Elyria
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Crushers 6, ThunderBolts 1: Light-hitting Lake Erie wins with big day at plate

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers entered Sunday as the Frontier League’s worst hitting team, with a .231 average. Naturally, Lake Erie erupted for 13 hits, leading to a 6-1 win over the Windy City ThunderBolts in front of 2,248 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. Of the 13 hits, 12 were singles. The only Read More…