July 7, 2015

Elyria
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Errors, unearned runs doom Ironmen in 13-5 loss vs. Hamilton

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LORAIN — Less than 24 hours after a thrilling, come-from-behind victory, the Lorain County Ironmen had the chance to sweep the league-leading Hamilton Joes. The hope disappeared quickly Sunday, as untimely defensive miscues by the Ironmen aided Hamilton to a 13-5 victory. “We certainly didn’t help ourselves on the defensive end today and it’s clear Read More…

Ironmen bounce back with Steam sweep

LORAIN — If you’re going to have a long day at the ballpark, you might as well make it a productive one. That’s exactly what the Lorain County Ironmen did Tuesday, sweeping a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader from Cincinnati (6-13). Lorain County won the first game 5-3 and needed a run in the bottom Read More…

Ironmen’s sloppy play leads to doubleheader sweep at hands of Grand Lakes

LORAIN — The Ironmen would probably rather just forget about their Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader with Grand Lakes on Sunday. Lorain County (8-9) started the day by committing seven errors in a 13-7 loss to the Mariners and followed that with three errors in the first inning of the second game en route Read More…

Elyria’s Koepf learning from former Indians on Ironmen coaching staff

LORAIN — Jon Koepf, a 2009 Elyria High grad, has a plan for the future — and he is getting help from the early ’80s Cleveland Indians. Koepf started his collegiate career at Notre Dame College, where he played for Len Barker — the last Indians pitcher to throw a perfect game (in 1981). Koepf Read More…

Ironmen 5, Monarchs 4: Chris McDonald saves game, day for Lorain County

LORAIN — Chris McDonald’s confidence never wavered Saturday night at The Pipe Yard. McDonald, a hard-throwing, 6-foot-5 right-hander from Hillsdale College, came on to nail down Lorain County’s second straight Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League victory against the Lake Erie Monarchs. He struck out the final hitter to preserve the 5-4 win in a dicey Read More…

Ironmen get off to powerful start, pound RiverRats 19-3 in season opener

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LORAIN — Dollar dogs, back-to-back jacks, grand slams. Opening night at The Pipe Yard had a little of everything for the Lorain County Ironmen on Tuesday night, most importantly a 19-3 win over the Richmond RiverRats. The Ironmen sent 17 batters to the plate in an 11-run first inning to open the Prospect League season Read More…

Warming up to ‘Ice’: New Crushers manager Jeff Isom has same goal … making playoffs

AVON — Jeff Isom has been waiting for this week for five months. “Ever since I got hired back in December, I’ve been looking forward to Opening Day,” said Isom, who will make his debut as Lake Erie Crushers manager Friday in the season opener against the Gateway Grizzlies at All Pro Freight Stadium. “Friday Read More…