June 25, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Crushers’ Avila hits walk-off homer vs. Grizzlies

AVON — Juan Avila has emerged as the Lake Erie Crushers’ top power threat this season. Coming into the Crushers’ first home game since May 19, Avila had hit four home runs and, with his team trailing by one in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night, he picked the perfect time for his league-leading 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 2016: New owner sprucing up franchise, but wants biggest improvement to be the product on the field

AVON — New Lake Erie Crushers owner Tom Kramig made a lot of sweeping changes upon taking over the franchise, hiring essentially a new front office and giving All Pro Freight Stadium a bit of a touch-up. But make no mistake about it, Kramig knows what happens on the field is the most important. And Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers under new ownership

AVON — A new era of Lake Erie Crushers baseball dawned Wednesday when new owners took over the Frontier League team. Tom Kramig and his wife, Jacqueline, through their company Blue Dog Baseball, LLC finalized the purchase from Steven Edelson, who owned the team from its inception in 2009, on Feb. 18. Terms of the 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…

Cincinnati man inks deal to run, looks to buy Lake Erie Crushers

AVON — Growing up in the Cincinnati area, Tom Kramig was, and still is, a diehard baseball fan. In his wildest dreams, he never envisioned owning his own franchise. On Tuesday, Kramig came one step closer to that reality. His company, Blue Dog Baseball LLC, signed a deal with Avon Pro Baseball LLC that allowed Read More…

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…