April 24, 2014

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Crushers swept by Boomers in Frontier League Championship Series

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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…

Crushers win big over Traverse City, force final game

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Needing a win to keep their season alive, the Lake Erie Crushers had to sweat — for awhile. But they ended up swatting the Traverse City Beach Bums, 13-3, Wednesday in the Frontier League Division Series to force a deciding Game 5 tonight at All Pro Freight Stadium. Lake Erie put Read More…

Frontier League playoffs: Crushers veteran Andrew Davis knows what it takes to win championships

The last time Andrew Davis played in a home playoff game, he delivered one of the biggest home runs — in length and in meaning — in Lake Erie Crushers history. With the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the 2009 Frontier League Championship Series against the River Read More…

Crushers use crazy ninth inning to rally past Greys, reduce magic number to make playoffs to one

AVON — All Frontier Greys second baseman Ryan Kiesel had to do was take the ball out of his glove and toss it over to first. But sometimes, when Freight Magic interferes, the simplest task goes awry for visiting teams and leads to a wild celebration for the Lake Erie Crushers. Kiesel, who moved to Read More…

Crushers move closer to playoff berth thanks to Dave Middendorf’s one-hit shutout against Greys

AVON — It’s safe to say Dave Middendorf has emerged as a big-game pitcher for the Lake Erie Crushers. That was never more evident than Saturday night. With the Crushers treating their last five regular-season games as must-wins, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound left-hander came through with one of the best pitching performances in the franchise’s five-year Read More…

Suddenly struggling Crushers can’t find any offense against Boomers, drop fourth straight game

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AVON — The winning mojo the Lake Erie Crushers displayed over the past two weeks has seemingly disappeared. Fresh off getting swept in three games at Normal, the Crushers continued their slide Friday at All Pro Freight Stadium with a 5-1 loss against the team with the best record in the Frontier League — the Read More…

Crushers ride Seth Granger’s first home run as a pro to 5-4 win over division-leading Beach Bums

AVON — A baseball player’s first professional home run has to be unforgettable, right? Well, when that home run proves to be the difference in a one-run win over the top team in your division, that’s about as special as it comes. Seth Granger’s solo home run over the right-field wall on the first pitch Read More…

It takes 17 innings and nearly six hours, but Crushers finally pull out win over Southern Illinois

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AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers game Tuesday night was so long, it didn’t end until Wednesday morning. A 12-minute rain delay was only the tip of the iceberg in a marathon game with the Southern Illinois Miners that lasted 17 innings – the longest game ever at All Pro Freight Stadium and in Crushers’ Read More…

Bowman’s home run in 10th carries Crushers past Aviators, extends winning streak to four

AVON — Looking to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games and to reach the .500 mark for the first time in six weeks, the Crushers had to work a little overtime Friday night. Fortunately for them, Daniel Bowman has a flair for the dramatic … and for winning. Bowman hit the first Read More…