B Page -- Aug 17, 2010



Written and Researched for S/A-Cleveland  by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault

TONIGHT’S FIRST UPS-The 2009 Frontier League Champion Lake Erie Crushers returned home to All Pro Freight Stadium after going 2-4 on their final road trip against the Western Division in thiis 2010 season.It was a trip that took the Men of Crush through the state of Illinois.After dropping two of three in Normal,they headed south to Marion to face the team with the best record in the Frontier League the Southern Illinois Miners.

The Red,Black,and White held their own against the top team pulling out a win on Saturday night thanks to a pair of homers one being an inside the park classic from Dom Duggan.But on Sunday in a pitchers duel the Miners scored a run in the first and two in the fifth and made it stand up thanks to some great pitching from Ryan Bird and Eric Draxton.

There are three weeks remaining in the season and the Crushers are four games below .500 tying for their lowest record point of 2009.They look to finish strong as the Normal Cornbelters make their first ever visit to the intersection of Interstate 90 and Ohio Route 611 to start a three-game series with Righthander Josh Roberts looking for his eighth win of the season.He will be opposed by Brent Lester who defeated the Crushers last week.

Runs (PG)…..17 (2.87)
Starters W-L….0-3
Starters ERA…5.45
Relievers ……2-1 (sv) 
Relievers ERA…1.71    PROBABLE STARTERS 
Tuesday RHP Josh Roberts vs RHP Brent Lester
Wednesday RHP Matt Smith vs RHP Ryan Shelton
Thursday RHP Alberto Rolon vs LHP Andrew Guarassi
All games on www.lakeeriecrushers.com
Sunday home games on WEOL-AM 930    THE SKED AHEAD
Tue-Thur…vs NOR
Fri-Sun……vs SIL
Aug 24-26…@ WAS
Aug 27-29…@ KAL
Aug 31-Sep 2 vsWAS
Sep 3-5……vs KAL

CRUSHERS-NORMAL LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the fourth of six meetings this season between the two clubs…The Cornbelters firet ever visit to All Pro Freight Stadium…The Frontier League’s newest team took two of three when the teams met last season at the home of State Farm Insurance and Illinois State University  (4-5 in 13 innings,7-0,2-1)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-The Crushers finished their six-game road trip losing to the Southern Illinois Miners 3-1 at Rent One Ballpark in Marion to finish their final road trip against Western Division opposition in 2010 at 2-4.The home team built a 3-0 lead before the Crushers scored thanks to a double steal from LF RAPHAEL TURNER (who scored) and SS JODAM RIVERA.RHP TRAVIS RISSER took the loss for Lake Erie as he went five innings allowing the three runs on just four hits.LHP RONNIE MORALES pitched two scoreless innings and RHP J.J> PACELLA also had a scoreless frame
Josh Roberts
Tonight's starting pitcher
RHP JOSH ROBERTS (7-4 2.96 ERA)…Josh will be making his seventeenth start and appearance of the season
HIS LAST START came Wednesday night in Normal where he lost to the Cornbelters 7-0 (5IP-9H-7R-7ER-0BB-3SO-HR-2HP)… 
AGAINST NORMAL This will be Josh’s first start and appearance against the Cornbelters this season
THE ALL-STAR GAME Josh was one of five Crushers (three pitchers) at the 2010 FL All-Star Game in Marion.He came into the game in the bottom of the first inning in relief of starter James Albury (OC) he went 1.2 innings allowing two hits but no runs
AT HOME Josh is 4-1 with a 1.26 ERA (57IP-39H-11R-9ER-9BB-30SO) his last home win was June 14th against Washington
JOSH IS…26 years old…native of Snohomish, Washington …was selected by Florida in the 35th round of the June,2007 draft…made 13 appearances for the Marlins team in the Gulf Coast League in 2007 with a 2.53 ERA…pitched for Jamestown (A-New York/Penn League) making eight appearances (seven starts) going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA
    Record    ERA    IP    H    R    ER    BB     SO
MAY      -0-    2.46     11    8    6    3    1    9
JUNE     4-0     2.32     31    9    8    11        20
JULY     2-2    2.56     31.2    23    11     9    11    22
AUGUST     1-2    7.13     17.2     23    14    14    2    9

Pitcher    0.0-4.2    5.0-5.2    6.0-6.2    7.0-7.2    8.0-8.2    9.0
TUCKER    1 (1-0)                    
RISSER    3 (2-1)    5 (3-2)    5 (3-2)    2 (2-0)        
ROBERTS        8 (1-6)    2 (1-1)    5 (3-2)    2 (2-0)    1 (1-0)
RUMMEL    3 (1-2)    2 (0-2)    6 (3-3)    1 (0-1)        
M.SMITH    5 (0-5)    4 (2-2)    3 (1-2)    3 (3-0)    1 (1-0)    
RAYMOND    1 (0-1)    2 (1-1)                
JIMENEZ    4 (1-3)    1 (1-0)    4 (2-2)            
ROLON    1 (0-1)    2 (1-1)    2 (1-1)    1 (0-1)        
DURKET    1 (0-1)                    

TUCKER    5-22 vs TC (2.2-2-1-1-2-1)        1    8 (8.0)
RISSER    8-15 at SIL (5-4-3-3-2-0)    L    15-6    65 (4.33)
ROBERTS    8-12 at NOR (5-9-7-7-0-3)    L    16-10    66 (4.125)
RUMMEL    7-25 at WC (6-10-7-5-3-5)    L    12-3    45 (3.75)
M.SMITH    8-13 at SIL  (6-4-3-3-1-3)    ND    15-6    72 (4.80)
RAYMOND    6-6   at GAT (0.2-4-8-8-4-1)    L    3    6 (2.00)
JIMENEZ    8-6   vs OC (4.2-6-4-3-2-4)    ND    9-3    37 (4.11)
ROLON    8-14  at SIL (6-2-3-3-4-6)    ND    6-3    18 (3.00)
DURKET    7-30 at WAS (2.2-7-6-6-1-3)    L    1-0    2 (2.00)

Pitcher    Last App    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO
Pacella    8-15 at SIL    1.0    1    0    0    1    0
Cinadr    8-13 at SIL (L)    2.0    3    3    3    2    0
Morales    8-14 at SIL (W)    1.1    0    0    0    0    0
Rolon    7-18 vs WC    2.0    0    0    0    0    3
Rummel    8-14 at SIL (S)    1.0    0    0    0    0    0
Mata    8-14 at SIL    0.2    1    1    1    0    0
Durket    8-12 at NOR    2.0    1    0    0    1    0
Jimenez    8-12 at NOR    1.0    0    0    0    0    2



Aug. 17, 2010

By Harry Plumer

AVON - The Lake Erie Crushers opened a six-game homestand tonight  by falling 3-2 to the Normal CornBelters in front of 3,639 fans here at The Freight. 

Normal broke through with two outs in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead against Lake Erie starter Josh Roberts. Brad Augustin posted a one-out double and scored when Ben Petralli posted a two-out ground-rule double to right. Daniel Cox drove home Petralli with an RBI through the left side. The CornBelters furthered the lead in the fourth as Asif Shah doubled into the right field corner and scored on a Mike Dufek single on a 2-2 pitch. 

Lake Erie sliced into the Normal lead in the bottom of the fifth. Arden McWilliams posted the first hit of the contest with one out and moved to second when Dom Duggan coaxed a two-out walk. Raphael Turner put Lake Erie on the board by lining the first pitch from Normal starter Brett Lester into centerfield to score McWilliams. Lester struck out seven and surrendered just three hits in six innings.

Andrew Davis pulled the Crushers within a run by lacing a 1-1 pitch off the scoreboard in right for his team leading 10th homer of the season. Lake Erie put the tying runs on base in the seventh and ninth but could not break through against Donald Furrow, who tossed three innings to notch his second save.

Josh Roberts dropped to 7-5 after throwing five innings in the defeat. Raphael Turner and Andrew Davis reached base twice in the loss. 

The series continues on Wednesday night at All Pro Freight Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Fitness Night as Coleen Skeabeck and her Father Jerry of Biggest Loser Season Six visit. RHP Matt Smith (7-6, 4.19) starts for the Crushers opposite RHP Dan Blewett (5-5, 3.64).


Ø       Jake Krause, a transaction deadline acquisition after being released by the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, started at second base and walked in his first at bat with Lake Erie, following it up with a steal of second

Ø       Drew Saylor pinch hit for Raphael Turner in the seventh and Wayne Bond took over defensively in left

Ø       Julio Rivera and Casey McGrew pinch-hit in the ninth for the Crushers

Ranger Invitational

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In collaboration for the win, Smith was followed by Pirate teammates Greg Manuel (76) and Tom Marcin (84), and Pirate ice hockey standouts Tom Garibaldi (86) and Max Lurie (88), the latter for insurance.

Matt Dunning matched Manuel’s 76 for Brunswick, while teammate Blake Carpenter had an 85 and John Anzo an 88. David Reiter was the fifth man with a 94.

The Pirates and Devils were followed by Elyria, Buckeye, Amherst, Lakewood, Midview, North Ridgeville, Avon, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Lorain and Keystone.


Ridgeville’s Mitch Clark and Midview’s Zach Johnson matched Dunning’s 76. Tyler Bogus of Buckeye and Kevin Koepp of Elyria shot 78s. The Pioneers’ Ryan Messer shot 80 to aid in getting the third place spot for his team.

Amherst was led by Cullen Draga’s 84, Avon by Preston Olson’s 85, Keystone by Jordan Fox’s 85, Lakewood by Chris Richardson’s 80, Lorain by Aaron Ceja’s 89, and North Olmsted by Nick Roth’s 86.

Others shooting 85 or lower were Buckeye’s Ken Keller (83), Ely’s Grant Billings and Ryan Haddox (both 84), The ‘Wood’s Kyle Meggas (82), and Ridgeville’s Christian Kelch (81).

Titsworth shoots 68 to lead St. 

Ignatius to Jesuit Cup championship 


August 17, 2010

Junior Beau Titsworth shot a 68 today to lead St. Ignatius to the championship of the Ohio Jesuit Cup Golf Tournament at Longaberger Golf Club.

Walsh took second, St. Xavier third and St. John fourth.

Four boys were tied for third place with 74s.

Prez  Tourney

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In the team standings, CVCA with 313 strokes was followed by Tusky Valley (338), Tuslaw (349), Fairless (354), Indian Valley (358), Timken (362), Triway (375), and Manchester (421).

Timken was led by Tyler Blackiston (81), Tuslaw by Ethan Hammontree (80), Manchester by Chandler Stahl (97), Tusky Valley by Cam Barr (80), Fairless by Pierre Maury (84), Triway by Nolan Wharton (87), and Indian Valley by Shawn Mills (85).