April 30, 2016

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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…

Avon council approves settlement over unpaid ad revenue at All Pro Freight Stadium

AVON — City Council approved Monday a settlement agreement with the former owner of the Lake Erie Crushers over unpaid advertising marquee revenue. Avon Baseball LLC will pay the city $80,000 after more than a year of wrangling and a failed attempt by the city to sue the organization. The city initially sued Avon Baseball Read More…

Avon Council OKs All Pro Freight Stadium lease transfer to new team operator

AVON — City Council approved Monday transferring the All Pro Freight Stadium lease to a new company. Tom Kramig’s company, Blue Dog Baseball LLC, signed a deal with Avon Pro Baseball LLC in October that would allow it to take over the day-to-day operations of the Lake Erie Crushers, with the option to purchase the 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…

After two weeks, Crushers finally get home win

AVON — It’s been a long time since the Lake Erie Crushers won a game at All Pro Freight Stadium — 14 days, in fact. It’s been even longer since the Crushers defeated ex-manager Jeff Isom and his Joliet Slammers at The Freight — May 31, 2014, to be exact. But with one home game Read More…

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

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…