A Page -- June 12, 2012

Westlake’s Steve Fleischer and Kevin Wang 

earn Scholar/Athlete awards for tennis

Westlake tennis team members, senior Stephen Fleischer, and junior Kevin Wang have been awarded the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Scholar/Athlete awards.

Stephen Fleischer has been awarded the Gold Racquet award.  To qualify, Stephen had to be a senior who has earned two varsity letters in tennis and has maintained at least a 3.75 gpa for six semesters.

Kevin Wang has been awarded the Silver Racquet award. To qualify, Kevin had to be a junior who has earned two varsity letters in tennis and has maintained at least a 3.75 gpa for four semesters.

Crushers continue home stand against Wild Things

Written and Researched by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault

FIRST ‘UPS’-It was just a matter of time before the Lake Erie Crushers would start winning at home.In their three-plus year history they have mad All Pro Freight Stadium one of the toughest places to win in the Frontier League.So it was shocking to see the Red Black and White lose 11 of their first 12 games at home to begin this 2012 season.

 

That is until Monday night as they banged out fourteen hits and nine runs both single games highs at home coming back to defeat the Washington Wild Things 9-4 for their second win at the intersection of Interstate 90 & Ohio Route 611.This evening in the middle game of the series RHP TREVOR LONGFELLOW looks for his second win of the season in just his third start while RHP ERIC BLACKWELL takes to the hill for the visitors from Western Pennsylvania

 

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS ALL TIME NUMBERS

Season

Record

Home

Road

Vs East

Vs West

Attendance

2009-11

158-128

94-59

64-69

94-82

64-49

441,862

2012

    8-14

  2-11

  5-3

  3-1

5-13

  28,833

 

CRUSHERS-WASHINGTON LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the second of twelve regular-season meetings against the Wild Things…Washington’s other visit to Avon comes on July 28-30 while the Crushers two visits to CONSOL Energy Park come  on June 23-25 and August 3-5…LAST SEASON Lake Erie won the season series 6-4 and lead in the All-Time Series 23-12

 

CRUSHERS-WASHINGTON 2012

DATE

PLACE

SCORE

WINNER

LOSER

SAVE

June 11

All Pro

LEC 9 – WAS 4

Schellenberg

Grife

Sturgill

 

LAST NIGHT-The Wild ones took an early 1-0 lead before the Crushers responded in the bottom of the second on a solo homer by LF KELLEN KULBACKI his second in as many days.The home team then took the lead with two runs in the third on a two-run single by 1B RUSSELL MOLDENHAUER then added to it in the fourth when C BRIAN ERIE singled and came home on a wild pitch.After Washington tied the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by ERIE,a two-run single by CF ADRIAN ORTIZ and an RBI single by RF ROBBY KUZDALE.The Crushers put the game awayt I nthe seventh with two runs thanks to a SAC fly by 2B BRANDON DECKER and an RBI single by 3b WALLY CORREA.RHP KELYN SCHELLENBERG ceme out of the bullpen to get the final two outs in this sixth inning and got the victory while RHP RANDY STURGILL pitched three shutout innings for his first save of the season

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR SERIES vs WASHINGTON

WED  LHP Paul Fagan vs LHP Shawn Smith

All games on www.lakeeriecrushers.com with selected Sunday games on WEOL-AM

WHERE THE CRUSHERS ARE IN 2012:Lake Erie is 8-14 currently in seventh place in the Eastern Division…they are 2-11 at All Pro Freight Stadium…are 3-1 against the Eastern Division…Are beginning a stretch of 15 straight against the East… Seven games below is the farthest the Crushers have been away from the .500 mark so far this season

 

ONLY THE SECOND TIME-The Crushers have opened a home series with a victory in 2012 the other came on June 1st when they defeated Windy City in 10 innings

 

A RARE BACK TO BACK-LF KELLEN KULBACKI’s solo homer in the bottom of the second inning last night marked the first time this season a Crusher has homered in consecutive games and just the fourth time since 2010.The others were Andrew Davis-2010 (July 16-17 vs Windy City),Davis in 2011 (June 5-7 vs So Illinois & Normal) and Kyle Shaffer-2011  (May 29-31 vs Joliet & Normal)

 

SOME LOVE TO THE BULLPEN-The Crushers bullpen came up trumps again last night as they had 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.The third time in the last four outings the pen has not allowed a run as they collected their first win (Kelyn Schellenberg) since June 1st against Windy City and third straight save opportunity (Randy Sturgill)

 

THAT SECOND FRAME-Going into tonight’s game with the Wild Things the Crushers have been outscored 23-2 in the second inning so far this season

 

OH THOSE ‘WHITE KNUCKERS’-The loss to Gateway on Sunday afternoon moved the Crushers mark to 3-4 in one run games so far in 2012… Last season the Men of Crush were 14-16 in games decided by a single run

 

THE LEADOFF MAN-CF ADRIAN ORTIZ went 2x5 last night extending his hitting streak to four games with three of them being multi-hit outings.So far this season,he has been the only Crusher to play in the middle of the outfield and has been the leadoff hitter in the last sixteen games The native of Bayamon,Puerto Rico has hits in seven of his last eight games (11x35 .314 with 2RBI & 3SB).He has been in the leadoff spot the last five games.He came to the Crushers  after spending last season with the Road Warriors team in the Atlantic League (IND) prior to that he spent four seasons in the Kansas City Royals organization after being drafted by them in the fifth round of the June,2007 draft

 

IT STARTED IN AVON-The Kent State Golden Flashes defeated Oregon last night 3-2 to make the College World Series for the first time in their history and the first Mid-American Conference team to play in Omaha since Eastern Michigan in 1976 with P Bob Welch & Bob Owchinko.The Blue and Gold began their trek to the series by winning the 2012 MAC Tournament at All Pro Freight Stadium

 

CRUSHERS STARTING PITCHER

RHP TREVOR LONGFELLOW (1-0 4.87 ERA)…Trevor will be making his third start and sixth appearance

IN HIS LAST START Thursday night in Evansville a no decision (5.2-5-1-1-3-7) he left the game with the score tied however the Otters scored three times ion the eighth inning to take a 4-1 victory

AGAINST WASHINGTON this is Trevor’s first ever start and appearance against the Wild Things

AS A RELIEVER Trevor was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (5.1IP-2H-0R-0ER-1BB-4SO) gaining the win on May 22nd in Normal  (Lake Erie’s first win in 2012)

AT HOME is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA (7.1-7-5-5-1-5)

SOME NOTES ON TREVOR..He is 23 years old..native of San Bernadino,California… played College Baseball at Cal State-San Bernadino (Coyotes-Division II).In 2011 he was 1-2 with a 2.67 ERA (20APP-35.2IP-30H-12R-10ER-16BB-38SO).After school he went to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks where he was 2-2 with a 4.00 ErA(4GP-4ST- 18H-8R-8ER-10BB-20SO)…Was part of the trade in the off-season with the Crushers that sent RHP Josh Roberts to the Redhawks

 

 

 
Mount Union Announces 2012 Volleyball Schedule

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Seven home dates, a pair of out-of-state tournaments, and nine matches against teams that participated in last year's NCAA Tournament highlight the 2012 Mount Union volleyball schedule.

The reigning Ohio Athletic Conference champions open the season with four matches at the Capital/Otterbein Tournament on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Their opponents for the weekend include Calvin (Mich.), who spent last season as the nation's top-ranked team before falling in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and Hope (Mich.), who finished last year ranked No. 14.

Mount Union will take the first of two trips out of the state the following weekend when it heads to Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.) for the Golden Flyer Invitational. Among the four matches for the weekend are contests with host Nazareth and Cortland State (N.Y.), both NCAA Tournament squads a season ago. The Raiders split with them while going 3-1 at the invitational a year ago.

The home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. against Case Western Reserve. They will then play three matches that weekend at the Kenyon Classic, including a rematch from last season's NCAA Tournament against Juniata (Pa.). The following week, the Raiders will face another NCAA Tournament qualifier when Geneva (Pa.) visits Alliance on September 18.

The University of Chicago Classic from September 21-22 will serve as the final tune-up before beginning OAC play. The trip to the "Windy City" will be highlighted by a match against national semifinalist Carthage (Wis.).

A home match against Ohio Northern opens the OAC slate on Saturday, September 29 at 4 p.m. Six of the next eight matches will be on the road before concluding conference play against defending regular season champion Heidelberg on Friday, October 26 at 4 p.m. The Raiders will host Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) and DePauw (Ind.) in a tri-match the following day beginning at noon.

The Raiders will then defend their conference crown in the OAC Tournament. First round matches will be played on Tuesday, October 30 and the final is set for Saturday, November 3.

Head coach Leigh Ann Swartz led Mount Union to the school's first-ever OAC Tournament title last season. The Raiders advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a 25-8 record. A pair of All-OAC Second Team selections in junior outside hitter Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) and sophomore right side hitter Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) lead a team that loses just one player from a year ago.

August

 

Fri-Sat    

31-1   

at Capital/Otterbein Tournament

Westerville, Ohio 

 

Fri

31

vs. Calvin (Mich.)

 

5:00 PM

 

 

vs. Transylvania (Ky.)

 

7:00 PM

September

 

Sat

1

vs. Hope (Mich.)

 

9:30 AM

 

 

vs. Bethany (W.Va.)

 

12:00 PM

Fri-Sat

7-8

at Golden Flyer Invitational

Rochester, N.Y.

 

Fri

7

vs. Clarkson (N.Y.)

 

4:00 PM

 

 

vs. Cortland State (N.Y.)

 

6:00 PM

Sat

8

vs. Fredonia State (N.Y.)

 

11:00 AM

 

 

vs. Nazareth (N.Y.)

 

3:00 PM

Wed

12

CASE WESTERN RESERVE

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri-Sat

14-15    

at Kenyon Tournament

Gambier, Ohio

 

Fri

14

vs. Juniata (Pa.)

 

4:30 PM

Sat

15

vs. Transylvania (Ky.)

 

10:00 AM

 

 

vs. Kenyon

 

4:00 PM

Tue

18

GENEVA (PA.)

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri-Sat

21-22

at University of Chicago Classic    

Chicago, Ill.

 

Fri

21

at Chicago

 

3:30 PM

 

 

vs. Carthage (Wis.)

 

5:30 PM

Sat

22

vs. Defiance

 

10:00 AM

 

 

vs. Scranton (Pa.)

 

12:00 PM

Sat

29

OHIO NORTHERN *

The MAAC

4:00 PM

October

 

Wed

3

at Marietta *

Marietta, Ohio

7:00 PM

Fri

5

at Wittenberg

Springfield, Ohio

7:00 PM

Sat

6

at Wilmington *

Wilmington, Ohio

1:00 PM

Tue

9

at John Carroll *

University Heights, Ohio     

7:00 PM

Sat

13

CAPITAL *

The MAAC

4:00 PM

Tue

16

MUSKINGUM *

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri

19

at Otterbein *

Westerville, Ohio

7:00 PM

Tue

23

at Baldwin Wallace *

Berea, Ohio

7:00 PM

Fri

26

HEIDELBERG *

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Sat

27

CARNEGIE MELLON (PA.)

The MAAC

12:00 PM

Sat

27

DEPAUW (IND.)

The MAAC

2:30 PM

Tue

30

at OAC Tournament

First Round

7:00 PM

November

 

Fri

2

at OAC Tournament

Semifinal

TBA

Sat

3

at OAC Tournament

Final

TBA

Home games in bold.
* OAC Conference Game

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