AVON, Ohio - The Lake Erie Crushers scored eight unanswered runs to surge past the Traverse City Beach Bums in the opener of the 2010 season by an 8-5 score.
Traverse City loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the second against starter Cardoza Tucker. After a sacrifice fly, Tucker limited the damage by inducing a double play to escape the inning. Arden McWilliams homered in the bottom of the second inning to tie the score, clearing the wall in right on a 1-1 offering from Kevin Reese.
AVON, Ohio - The Lake Erie Crushers will receive their 2009 Frontier League Championship rings in a ceremony prior to Friday’s opening day game against the Traverse City Beach Bums at All Pro Freight Stadium.
The rings will be presented by Crushers managing member Steven Edelson at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes prior to the first pitch of the Crushers 2010 season. Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee will also be on hand for the proceedings.
AVON, Ohio - The Lake Erie Crushers have set their opening night roster. After using a three-game exhibition series with the Washington Wild Things over the weekend to closely evaluate talent in game situations, Manager John Massarelli let go of three players to bring the final number to 25 with one player on injured reserve.
Washington, PA - The Lake Erie Crushers scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to finish a three-game exhibition series with the Washington Wild Things by recording a 7-4 victory in a 10-inning scheduled contest.
Lake Erie scored first in the second inning. Travis Vetters tripled down the right field line with two outs. Arden McWilliams put the Crushers ahead with an RBI single through the left side.
AVON, Ohio - The Lake Erie Crushers battled the Washington Wild Things to a 2-2 tie in an exhibition contest at All Pro Freight Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Crushers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Jodam Rivera led off the game with a walk and Drew Saylor walked with one away. Andrew Davis drove in Rivera from single with a single into center. Washington evened the score in the top of the second. Adam Amar led off with a walk and Mark McGonigle followed with a double. Pat Kenny drove in the tying run by reaching on an error.