May 25, 2015


Joey Burney’s blast lifts Crushers past Miners for first win

Trevor Stevens of the Crushers makes the play at second base and throw to first Sunday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

AVON — The offensive woes that plagued the Lake Erie Crushers on Friday and Saturday disappeared in Sunday’s home-opening series finale. A huge three-run home run from cleanup hitter Joey Burney — the Crushers’ first homer of the season — highlighted a four-run third inning. That proved to be enough for a 5-2 win over Read More…

Miners 4, Crushers 1: Lake Erie bats silent to start season

AVON — On the Lake Erie Crushers’ roster, Joe Charboneau holds the title of hitting coach. He has yet to occupy that spot in manager Chris Mongiardo’s dugout due to an impasse in contract negotiations, and the early offensive numbers aren’t good. Southern Illinois limited the Crushers to one run for the second consecutive night Read More…

Three veterans prepared to lead as Lake Erie Crushers open season tonight


AVON — When Jeff Isom took over as manager of the Lake Erie Crushers in 2013, three of the first players he signed were shortstop Juan Sanchez, catcher/infielder Emmanuel Quiles and infielder Anderson Hidalgo. Isom left for Joliet after one year, but the Latino trio stayed with the Crushers and helped them reach the postseason Read More…

Crushers swept by Boomers in Frontier League Championship Series


AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers got to the Frontier League Championship Series with the best defense in the league and a propensity for getting timely hits. Those assets turned into liabilities for the Crushers during the three-game series against the Schaumburg Boomers, especially Tuesday night in Game 3. The Crushers defense committed three errors Read More…

Back to the finals: Crushers survive long weather delays to bounce Beach Bums with three-run rally in the seventh


AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers had to outlast three rain delays that lasted a total of three hours and 23 minutes, overcome two deficits and hang on in a game that began Thursday night, ended Friday morning and lasted six hours and five minutes. You better believe the wait was worth it because it Read More…