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Crushers swept by Boomers, fall in Frontier League Championship Series

AVON, Ohio. -- The Schaumburg Boomers plated a trio of late runs at All Pro Freight Stadium on Tuesday night to claim the 2013 Frontier League Championship, in a 3-1 victory over the Lake Erie Crushers.The loss for the Crushers ended an incredible 2013 season. Lake Erie was as many as six games below .500, but claimed their first divisional championship and won a franchise record...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers win 5-4 and advance to Frontier League Championship Series

AVON, Ohio.  -- In a game that endured three rain delays, and didn’t end until 1:11 AM, the Lake Erie Crushers outlasted the Traverse City Beach Bums, and secured a spot in the Frontier League Championship with a 5-4 victory at All Pro Freight Stadium.The victory for the Crushers marked their first playoff series victory since their inaugural season in 2009, and marks their second...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers bash three homers in 5-1 win

Powered by their pink jerseys on Suzan G. Koeman Foundation night, the Lake Erie Crushers bashed three home runs to power a 5-1 victory over the Frontier Greys Friday night in Avon.With a win Friday and a loss by Traverse City, the Crushers took over soul possession of first place for the very first time this season in the team's ninth straight victory.Crushers' veterans...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers hold on for 7-5 victory

The Crushers scored early, and then they hung on for dear life. After jumping out to a 6-0 lead, the Crushers out-lasted a 5-1 Wild Things rally to win their seventh-straight game and move into a tie for first place with Traverse City, who lost to the Frontier Greys 5-3. By a final score of 7-5, the Crushers did away with the Wild Things behind their early offensive effort. They...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers, Freedom split doubleheader

The Crushers came home two by two Wednesday night against Florence. Using the buddy system to score runs, the Crushers (39-31) scored twice in four different innings in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader. That amounted to an 8-2 blowout of the Freedom (39-32), who entered play just a half game behind the Crushers for third place in the East. The two teams went on to split the...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushing the Numbers: 7/30/13 to 8/5/2013

It may have been a short week, but it was a successful one for the Crushers. Because of a rain out of their game against the WildThings on Friday night, the Crushers only played five games in seven days. They were a perfect 5-0. The Crushers have been carried by their sound pitching and defense so far in the second half, and that’s the way this team was built to succeed. While...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers hold on late to beat Traverse City, 5-4

Traverse City pulled within a run in the top of the ninth, but Lake Erie's Jordan Wellander was able to batten down the hatches to get the Crushers a huge 5-4 over the first place Beach Bums.It wasn't the picture perfect ending the Crushers were looking for, but Sunday's victory mean a series win over Traverse City with game three booked for Monday night. Lake Erie...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushing the Numbers: 7/23/13 to 7/30/2013

Coming out of the all-star break, the Crushers are now 7-5, and they continue to push their way up the East Division standings. They are now just two games behind Southern Illinois for third place, and five games back of the division lead. Despite a combined record of 2-4, the starting pitching has been more than steady. In the last week, the five starters plus Mickey Jannis, who...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Middendorf's complete game leads Crushers to 1-0 win

Dave Middendorf deserved a shiny trophy for his performance on the mound Thursday night, but all he got was a pie in the face. Middendorf (8-5, 2.77) pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout as the Crushers defeated the River City Rascals 1-0 for their third-straight win. It was the Crushers' third-straight one-run win and fifth-straight one-run game overall. Seven of their...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers fall back below .500, fall 3-1

The Crushers quest to reach the .500-mark before the All-Star break will have to be completed another day. After winning on Wednesday afternoon to improve to 23-23 on the season, the Crushers lost to Wild Things 3-1 on Thursday night, dropping to 23-24. Matt Smith was hung with the loss, but he pitched a quality start. He completed six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers tame the Wild Things, 4-2

The Crushers quest to hurdle to the top of the standings continued on Tuesday night, and Craig Hertler supplied the gas in the 4-2 victory over the Washington Wild Things. The Crushers improved to 22-23 with the win, and moved ahead of Washington into fifth place in the East. Washington dropped to 22-24. Hertler, who was just acquired last week from the Schaumburg Boomers, singled...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Crushers Notebook: 7/1/13 to 7/7/2013

It’s hard to be upset with a 4-2 week, but the Crushers have to be disappointed that they lost their weekend series with the Aviators after starting the week by sweeping the ThunderBolts. The sweep of the Bolts featured all aspects of the game finally coming together for the Crushers. The three starters in the series, Matt Rein, Alex Kaminsky, and Dave Middendorf, combined to pitch...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Middendorf dominates ThunderBolts in 5-1 win

On this July fourth, the Windy City ThunderBolts would like to declare their independence from Avon, Oh. The Crushers beat the Bolts 5-1, clinching the series sweep behind a third straight brilliant performance from the starting pitching. Dave Middendorf pitched eight innings, giving up just one run on four hits, striking out three. He earned the win to improve to 6-3 on the season...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaminsky carries Crushers to 3-0 win

“Kaminsky has to answer the bell and put up zeroes.” Those were manager Jeff Isom’s words after the Crushers’ Tuesday night win when talking about Wednesday night’s starter.Alex Kaminsky did exactly that, throwing seven shutout innings against the ThunderBolts en route to a 3-0 Crushers win. Kaminsky improves to 3-4 on the season after allowing just three hits, one walk...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers shutout Thunderbolts 11-0

Tuesday night’s magic number was two. Two, as in the second complete game shutout Crushers starter Matt Rein has thrown in his last three starts. Two, as in just two hits allowed by the Crushers dominant southpaw. Two, as in this game was essentially over in the second inning, as the Crushers beat the ThunderBolts 11-0. Rein picked up his fourth win as the Crushers improved to...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers put forth disappointing effort in 8-0 loss

Lake Erie put forth a disappointing effort Sunday in Traverse City, falling to the Beach Bums 8-0 on just two hits to be swept in the weekend series.After winning seven of their last nine games, the Crushers came in on an odd schedule after each game of last week's series against the Frontier Greys was rained out and pushed further into the night. Coming out flat in key situations...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushes walk off to a walk in 3-2 win

There’s a children’s rhyme appropriate for what happened to the Crushers this week. Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. It will come again, as rain always does, but the Frontier Greys are going to have to come back too, as the third game of the Crushers series against the Frontier League’s nomads has been rescheduled for July 12th. Meanwhile, the second game of...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers battle raindrops, lose 6-4

After several days of severe storms, Lake Erie and the Frontier Greys were finally able to finish Tuesday's game, losing 6-4, but game number two of the doubled header was another rainout.In front of one of the largest crowds seen at All Pro Freight Stadium this season at 3,140, rain put everyone on hold againWednesday.Scheduled to be a seven inning game, with two outs in the...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers rebound late, top CornBelters 4-3

As the Crushers hitters continue to gain more confidence, they’re starting to get a sense that no matter the score, they’re never out of a game. That’s something that couldn’t be said just a week ago, as the offense was still stuck in its early season funk, but it was certainly true today. The Crushers trailed 3-0 in entering the bottom of the seventh, but fought their way...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaminsky leads Crushers to victory over Rockford, 8-4

Jumping on Rockford early and often, Lake Erie salvaged a weekend series with the Aviators with an 8-4 win on Sunday.After struggling all series long with the team's pitching, starter Alex Kaminsky came out and gave the Crushers a strong outing going seven innings and holding the Aviators to three runs on seven hits.Offensively, the Crushers continued on a torrid stretch, scoring...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers drop wild one to Rockford, 18-17

Lake Erie (10-16) dropped a wild one to Rockford (6-19) Saturday night with a final score of 18-17 in 13 innings.No lead was safe for either team as the Aviators finally got the winning run across in the bottom of the 14th off Dave Middendorf well into the morning.In a boxing match of a game, each team landed haymakers and blows all night with a total of 38 hits in the game, 21...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Crushers Notebook: 5/28/13 to 6/2/2013

After struggling to the tune of a 3-6 start to the season, the Crushers managed a .500 week, taking two of three from Florence and one of three from Joliet over the weekend. The team is now 6-9 on the season, but is still trying to find a level of consistency. The offense has started to come around. After scoring more than three runs just twice in their first nine games, they scored...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lake Erie

After struggling to the tune of a 3-6 start to the season, the Crushers managed a .500 week, taking two of three from Florence and one of three from Joliet over the weekend. The team is now 6-9 on the season, but is still trying to find a level of consistency. The offense has started to come around. After scoring more than three runs just twice in their first nine games, they scored...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hidalgo leads Crushers' 3-1 victory over Miners

Two days ago, designated hitter Anderson Hidalgo was on the suspended list for the Crushers. Thursday night, he drove in what was ultimately the game winning run with a bases-loaded single with nobody out in the top of the fourth inning as the Crushers (3-3) went on to beat the Miners (3-3) by a score of 3-1. Hidalgo was hitting in the sixth spot in the lineup for the third consecutive...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Crushers earn split in doubleheader with Miners

Both teams fought until the very end, and even then, manager Jeff Isom kept fighting.  First baseman Russell Moldenhauer was originally called safe by the first base umpire on an infield single, but after a chit chat with Miners manager Mike Pinto and a conference with the rest of the crew, he changed the call. Moldenhauer was out and the game was over. The Crushers fell to the...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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