August 31, 2015

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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…

Cousins honored for helping to save infant from crash into house

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AVON — Standing side by side, their arms wrapped around each other, Jacob Majkut and his cousin, Damian Garcia, looked out from the balcony of All Pro Freight Stadium and onto the diamond Friday night. To sum it up in their words — it was awesome. A far cry from the horror both Jacob, 12, Read More…

Crushers looking to ‘fill the bus’ at tonight’s game

Baseball caps may seem more at home at a Lake Erie Crushers games than spiral notebooks, but organizers at Fill the Bus are hoping fans will bring both tonight. United Way is planning to park a school bus at All Pro Freight Stadium before tonight’s game against the Rockford Aviators and kick off Fill the 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…

The Morning Hit–7/30/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what’s happening online so you don’t have to catch up later. As I’m getting older, I TOTALLY understand how people fall behind on trends and news. It’s frustrating. Anyway, I’m heading to the Lake Erie Crushers game in a little bit with The Goddard School 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…