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 Havens (L), Chontos (R) 


Baldwin-Wallace College Announces its 2012 

Baseball Award Winners

BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College second-year Head Baseball Coach Brian Harrison announced the 2011-2012 team award winners. Harrison’s squad posted a school-record 27-13 mark this seasond.

The 2011 Yellow Jacket award winners are junior pitcher Pat Havens (Twinsburg), freshman first basemen Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/ North), junior outfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), junior first baseman Matt Kulick (Wilmot/ Navarre Fairless) and senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls).

Havens was the recipient of the Outstanding Pitcher Award for the second consecutive year. He compiled a 7-1 record with an 2.25 earned run average and struck out 63 batters in 52 innings pitched. He started nine games, completed three, had one individual shutout and combined for two others. Opponents batted just .226 against him. For his efforts, Havens was named as an All-Ohio Athletic Conference first-team performer. For his career, Havens has a 12-6 record. In 27 appearances, including 19 starts, he has five complete games, two individual and five total shutouts and has struck out 102 batters in 117 and two-third innings pitched.

Chontos was the recipient of both the Most Outstanding Freshman Player and Big Stick awards. The awards are based on his performance at the plate as well as on defense. Hes had a strong first season as he played in and started all 40 contests, batted .353 (54-for-153) with team-leading totals of 14 doubles, four homeruns, 37 runs batted-in and a .526 slugging average. Chontos also scored 42 runs and had one triple and stole six bases in seven attempts and had a .425 on-base average. He was named to the All-OAC second-team.

Toughey has earned The Guy Fisher Award Academic Award of Excellence which is given to the baseball student-athlete who has the highest grade point average among major contributors to the program during a given season. In the classroom, Toughey, who maintains a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in B-W’s 3:2 Master’s of Accounting Program, excelled by posting a 4.00 G.P.A. for the fall semester of 2011 and a 3.85 G.P.A. during the spring o 2012.  He is a Dean’s List student, a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. Toughey has also been selected as a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 team, which qualifies him for the CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot. As a sophomore in 2011, he was named to the 2011 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV team and was named as an honorable mention All-OAC outfielder.

On the field this past season, Toughey played in and started all 40 games. He finished second on the team with a .377 batting average (57-for-151) and doubles (10), set a school single-season record with runs scored (53), led the team in base hits (57), walks drawn (21), stolen bases (23-for-23) and on-base average (.458). For his career, Toughey is hitting .326 (95-for-291) with 87 runs scored, 18 doubles, two triples, a homer, 37 RBI and is a perfect 34-for-34 in stolen base attempts. This season, he was named as second-team All-OAC performer.

Kulick was the winner of the Yellow Jacket Award. The Yellow Jacket Award is given annually to the exemplary baseball student-athlete who has demonstrated a year-round dedication to the team by displaying a positive attitude toward the game and his teammates and showing a strong work ethic and a style of unselfish play and leadership. Kulick, a first baseman, played in 12 games this season and batted .438 (7-for-16) with four runs scored, two doubles and four RBI. For his career, he has played in 28 games, including 10 starts, and is a .273 hitter (15-for-55) with eight runs scored, three doubles and 10 RBI. In the field,. he has committed just one error in 67 fielding chances.

Longhitano earned the Gold Glove Award as he played in all 40 games, started 39 and had his third straight solid season as a starter. He led the team in assists with 130, fifth in putouts with 54 and participated in 20 double plays. His .948 fielding average is considered outstanding for a Division III shortstop.  Offensively, Longhitano was third in batting average at .361 (56-for-155), scored 33 runs, had six doubles, one homer and 27 RBI and was second with 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts. He also had a .419 slugging and .409 on-base average and struck out just eight times in 172 plate appearances (once every 21.5 at-bats). For his career, Longhitano played in 122 games, including 111 starts, had a .307 batting average (118-for-384) with 83 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, one homer, 55 RBI and 19 steals.


Storm Women Add Five Spring Signees


PAINESVILLE, OHIO –  After a strong effort during the early signing period which saw six student-athletes put pen to paper and commit to playing at Lake Erie College, Storm women's basketball head coach Bob Booher has added five more this spring to bolster a squad that loses 10 members from one of the most successful seasons in school history.

Click here for the fall signees release.

Wings Ali Gagne (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview), Tayler Tackett (Greenwich, Ohio/South Central) and Sarah Thomas (Johnstown, Ohio/Monroe) along with guards Lauren Mrazik (Pittsburgh, Pa./Serra Catholic) and Dana Salesman (Presque Isle, Mich./Alpena) have signed letters of intent to play for the Storm beginning with the 2012-13 season.  Their signings bring the Lake Erie recruiting class to 11.

"We knew we were losing a lot, both in terms of talent and numbers, with last year's senior class," Booher said.  "We felt that in the fall we were bringing in players who could help bridge that gap and we have definitely continued to do that with our spring group.  All five have a chance to make an impact for us starting as early as next season."

Gagne is the most decorated of the group, earning All-Ohio special mention and All-American Conference Player of the Year honors.  Tackett was also an all-state selection and Thomas was a two-time all-district pick.

All five players were at least three-year letter winners and all served as team captains during their high school careers. 

The Storm posted a 16-11 overall record in 2011-12 and qualified for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament for the first time.  It was the third time in five seasons Lake Erie has won at least 16 games, however, the Storm graduates eight of its top 13 players and loses 10 players total.

Below is a brief breakdown of each of the Storm's five spring signees:

ALI GAGNE
Wing/5-10/Cortland, Ohio (Lakeview)

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Three-year varsity starter at Lakeview High School… served as captain her senior year…named first-team all-district and Special-Mention All-Ohio… voted All-American Conference Lower Tier Player of the Year… holds single game school records of 46 points and 21 rebounds… scored 1172 career points, averaging over 20 ppg. and eight rpg. as a senior… also lettered four times in soccer and was selected all-county… three-year letter winner in track, qualifying for regionals once and district meet three times.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 4, 1994… daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Gagne… undecided on a major
Coach Booher's Comments: "Ali is an athlete who can really run the floor, attacks the basket, and is a natural for our full court aggressive approach."

LAUREN MRAZIK
Guard/5-5/Pittsburgh, Pa. (Serra Catholic)

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Three-year letter winner who served as a team captain her senior year at Serra Catholic High School…set single game school record with six three-pointers … averaged 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game… played on three sectional finalist teams… competed in Pennsylvania State All-Star Game.
PERSONAL: Born July 17, 1993… daughter of Michael and Linda Mrazik… plans to study sport management.
Coach Booher's Comments: "Lauren gets to the basket and is also a strong three-point shooter, which fits in well with our offensive philosophy."

DANA SALESMAN
Guard/5-6/Presque Isle, Mich. (Alpena) 

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter winner  and two-time team captain (junior and senior years)… voted team most valuable player... career three-point record holder at Alpena High School... averaged 6.2 points, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1994… parents are Kevin and Julie Salesman… plans to major in physical therapy and sports science.
Coach Booher's Comments: "Dana is a consistent scorer with good three-point range and the ability to find open teammates."



TAYLER TACKETT
Wing/5-9/Greenwich, Ohio (South Central)

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter winner at South Central High School… served as team captain her senior year… averaged 20.4 points for career… named All-Ohio Third Team her senior year when she averaged 23.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg and shot 81% from the foul line… also lettered twice each in softball and track and field… first-team All-Academic Firelands Conference selection in three sports… finished second in conference in discus.

PERSONAL:  Born Sept. 18, 1993… parents are Tony and Kim Tacket… plans to become a physician's assistant… aunt (softball) and two uncles (baseball) played collegiately.
Coach Booher's Comments: "Tayler is a shooter with great outside range, and will easily transition to the college three-point distance."

SARAH THOMAS
Wing/5-8/Johnstown, Ohio (Monroe)

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter winner at Monroe High School… was a captain her senior year… honorable mention all-district pick both her junior and senior years... scholar-athlete award winner… also lettered twice in soccer and once in volleyball.
PERSONAL: Born March 31, 1994… daughter of Scot and Cathy Thomas… plans to study pre-veterinarian and equestrian training.
Coach Booher's Comments: "Sarah is a hard-nosed player who thrives on doing all the little things (screens, boxing out, diving for loose balls) that make a team successful."
 





Presidents'€™ Athletic Conference (PAC) Announces 2012 Spring Team Sportsmanship Awards

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -€“ The Presidents'€™ Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced the 2012 Spring PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners.

The PAC Team Sportsmanship Award was started in the 2008-09 sports season, and is an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), a committee comprised of student athletes from each member institution that assemble to provide insight on the student-athlete experience.

This is the fourth year the team sportsmanship awards will be given out in each of the 19 PAC sponsored varsity sports. Each PAC team was asked to vote for the conference team in its sport which displayed the highest level of sportsmanship. The awards are handed out at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons.

2012 Spring PAC Team Sportsmanship Award Winners:
Baseball - Geneva College
Softball - Waynesburg University
Men'€™s Track & Field - Geneva College
Women's Track & Field - Geneva College
Men'€™s Tennis - Westminster College
Men'€™s Golf - Thiel College
Women's Golf - Grove City College

Founded in 1955, the Presidents'€™ Athletic Conference continues its mission of promoting intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Consisting of 10 select private institutions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky, the PAC remains a unique organization in this day of high pressure intercollegiate athletics. With academics at the center of each member'€™s philosophy, the PAC is built on the principle that an athletic program is a part of college life, but not an entity in itself. The PAC annually crowns champions in 19 sports (10 men, nine women) as a member of NCAA Division III.

Crushers open season

Written and Researched by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault

 

FIRST ‘UPS’-They say in the game of Baseball ”It begins in the spring” and it has been that way since the first professional team came into being with the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869.

 

The Lake Erie Crushers have not been around since 1869,however they begin their fourth season in the Frontier League tonight at All-Pro Freight Stadium as they entertain the expansion Schaumburg Boomers in the first game of a three-game series with LHP PAUL FAGAN getting his second Opening Night Start for the Black and White he will be opposed by RHP ROBBY DONOVAN

 

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

 

CRUSHERS-BOOMERS LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the first of six regular-season meetings between the two clubs.After this opening series the two clubs will not meet again until July 16-18 at Boomers Park in Chicago’s western suburbs

 

PREPARING FOR THE SEASON:As they have had in the past the Crushers prepared for the 2012 season by playing their rivals the Washington Wild Things. Last week they met five times with the ’Things taking three of the five.They played three games at CONSOL Enery Park in Western Pennsylvania with the Crushers winning game one 5-1 then splitting a doubleheader losing game one 11-2 winning the nightcap 11-4.

 

The teams then came to Avon on Saturday and Sunday with Washington taking both games by one run 7-6 and 3-2. OF REGLIO NORIS,OF ADRIAN ORTIZ,and INF DONALD BLUNT each had two hits on Saturday with Noris connecting for a homer. In Sunday’s tilt The Crushers were held to just six hits with INF BRANDON DECKER collecting two hits and an RBI

 

WHERE THE CRUSHERS FINISHED IN 2011:Lake Erie finished the 2011 season with a 51-44 record (the third team in Frontier League history to begin its existence with three consecutive 50-win seasons)…They finished 4.5 games behind first place Joliet and 0.5 games ahead of third place Traverse City…They won five of their last six games and nine of their last eleven to gain the wild-card playoff berth… The Crushers won 13 of their last 18 games at All Pro Freight Stadium…They are 23-10 (.697) since being swept by Joliet on July 27-29… were 19-8 (.704) in the month of August… and 44-27 (.620)  since opening season ten-game below .500 at 7-17…Won their last four series and five of their last six

 

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR SERIES vs SCHAUMBURG

SAT   7:05 PM RHP Edwin Gonzalez-Diaz vs TBA

SUN  5:05 PM TBA vs TBA

CRUSHERS STARTING PITCHER

LHP PAUL FAGAN (7-11 4.30 ERA)…Paul will be making his first start of 2012…His 45th lifetime appearance and 43rd lifetime start as a Crusher

PREPARING FOR THE SEASON…Paul started the first of the pre-season games against Washington going three perfect innings with three strikeouts as the Crushers picked up a 5-1 victory…Then on Sunday pitched two innings in relief allowing two hits and a walk

IN 2011...Paul was 7-11 with a 4.30 ERA in 20 starts (127.2IP-117H-71R-61ER-41BB-89SO).The seven wins was second on the club to Josh Roberts’ 10…IN THE POST-SEASON Paul pitched game one of the series in Joliet losing to the Jammers 5-2 (42IP-7H-4R-4ER-1BB-3SO)

AT HOME…Paul is 6-5 with a 3.67 ERA (81IP-66H-38R-33ER-23BB-49SO)

In 2011…Paul pitched for three teams in 2010.After he was traded by the Crushers to the South Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League,he did not make the team and started the campaign with the New Jersey Jackals in the Canadian-American Association where he was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (3ST-16IP-29H-18R-16ER-6BB-6SO). From there he went to the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League where he was 1-0 with a 5.19 ERA (6GP-4ST-26IP-30H-15R-15ER-15BB-13SO) and then finished 2010 with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League going 3-8 with a 5.38 ERA (17GP-13ST-85.1IP-109H-65R-51ER-13BB-42SO)

IN THE 2009 POST SEASON…Paul was 2-1 with a 4.34 ERA (4APP-3ST-18.2 IP-22H-10R-9ER-6BB-7SO-5HR) the two wins coming against River City in the Championship Series

HOW PAUL CAME BACK TO THE CRUSHERS…Paul signed and made the Windy City Thunderbirds and was supposed to pitch against the Crushers on May 20,2011 (against Travis Risser) at Standard Bank Stadium but that did not happen

WITH THE CRUSHERS IN 2009…Paul came from Sioux City in the American Association and had a brilliant season going 14-3 with a 2.70 ERA (22GP-20ST-140IP-114H-50R-42ER-33BB-83SO)…Paul also went 2-1 in the 2009 Frontier League Playoffs as the Crushers defeated River City in five games to win the FL Championship and for Paul he was named the winner of the 2009 Brian Tollberg Award as the league’s top pitcher

SOME QUICK NOTES ON PAUL…He is 27 years old…native of Jacksonville,Fla…was a fourth round selection of Seattle in the 2003 June draft.,..played in the Mariners system with Everett Silvertips (A-Northwest League) and High Desert Mavericks (A-California League) from 2005-07

FAGAN 2011 MONTH-BY-MONTH

 

Record

ERA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

May

0-0

0.00

5

4

1

0

2

5

June

3-4

4.97

38

35

22

21

13

23

July

1-3

3.86

35

29

20

15

12

24

August

3-3

3.77

45.1

41

22

19

11

36

Sept

0-1

15.00

3

5

5

5

2

2

 

DID YOU KNOW…1) Paul was the starter for the inaugural game in Crushers history on May 22,2009 at Washington picking up the victory in the 10-7 win over the Wild Things (5IP-7H-1R-1ER-0BB-1SO) and 2)This will be Paul’s third home opening start for the Crushers he is 0-1 with a no-decision

 

FOR OPENERS…In their three-year history,The Crushers are 2-1 in season openers (1-0 at Home)…And are 2-1 in home openers as they suffered their first loss in both categories last season

 

CRUSHERS ALL TIME SEASON OPENER RESULTS

DATE

OPPOSITION

SCORE

WINNER

LOSER

SAVE

5/22/09

@Washington

LEC 10 – WAS 7

Fagan

Snipp

Mata

5/21/10

Traverse City

LEC 8 – TRA 5

Jimenez

Reese

Rolon

5/19/11

@Windy City

WC 9 – LEC 1

Privett

Roberts

 

 

2009-In their first ever game the Crushers used a four-run seventh inning to take the lead for good.The game with the Wild Things was not decided until Lake Erie scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning.GORDON GRONKOWSKI had three hits and two RBI while SS JODAM RIVERA had two safeties.LHP PAUL FAGAN pitched five innings allowing just one run on seven hits to gain the victory with RHP CRISTOBAL MATA picking up the save

 

2010-The Crushers received their Frontier League Championship rings and their banner was hoisted at All Pro Freight Stadium then they went out and defeated the Beach Bums s they banged out eleven hits with WAYNE BOND,JOEL COLLINS,and Drew SAYLOR each collecting three hits.BOND,ARDEN MCWILLIAMS,and EDDIE TISDALE had home runs as ESMELVIN JIMENEZ came in relief pitching three innings to get the victory

 

2011-On a rainy,dreary night in Chicago’s southern suburbs the Crushers suffered their first ever season opening loss 9-1 to the Thunderbolts.DH NICK MAHIN was the only Crusher with multi-hits (two) as RHP JOSH ROBERTS absorbed the loss allowing eight runs (seven  earned) in just four innings

 

CRUSHERS ALL TIME HOME OPENER RESULTS

DATE

OPPOSITION

SCORE

WINNER

LOSER

SAVE

6/2/09

Windy City

LEC 5 – WC 2

Fagan

Flake

Gonnell

5/21/10

Traverse City

LEC 8 – TRA 5

Jimenez

Reese

Rolon

5/27/11

Joliet

JOL 7 – LEC 4

Jarvis

Cinadr

Dott

 

2009-After opening the season with nine straight on the road,the Crushers played their first ever game at All Pro Freight Stadium defeating the Thunderbolts 5-2 with Paul Fagan getting the victory

 

2010-The Crushers received their Frontier League Championship rings and their banner was hoisted at All Pro Freight Stadium then they went out and defeated the Beach Bums s they banged out eleven hits with WAYNE BOND,JOEL COLLINS,and Drew SAYLOR each collecting three hits.BOND,ARDEN MCWILLIAMS,and EDDIE TISDALE had home runs as ESMELVIN JIMENEZ came in relief pitching three innings to get the victory

 

2011-The Crushers squandered an early 4-2 lead as the Slammers scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to take the lead for good and hold on for a 7-4 victory.SS ANDREW DAVIS had two hits while JOEL COLLINS had a two-run homer.LHP PAUL FAGAN pitched seven innings allowing four runs on six hits in his return to the Crushers after being away for the 2010 season

 

JOHN MASSARELLI-Is beginning his fourth season as head coach of the Crushers and his sixth as a manager in the Frontier League…He has a 158-128 record with the Crushers and 367-267 overall in the Frontier League…was a catcher/outfielder for the University of Akron Massarelli was drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the June,1987 draft and spent ten years in minor league baseball five coming at the AAA level.From 1999-2003 was a manager in the Astros organization in the New York-Penn,Carolina,and Midwest Leagues…In 2004 he came to the Frontier League with the Washington Wild Things spending four years…He is the only two-time winner of the Roger Hanners Award as Manager of the Year (2004 & 20066)…Led the Wild Things to three consecutive playoff berths (2004-06)...Currently is fourth on the Frontier League all-time wins list with 316 and second among active FL managers in wins (316) and winning percentage (.583)…In his career he has led teams to seven division titles and was twice named Manager of the Year

 

A HALL OF FAME ‘ ZIP’-John was inducted into the University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame as part of their 2010 class.The former catcher played for the Zips from 1985-87.His best season was his senior campaign where he hit .419 which led the team along with seven home runs and 50 RBI while breaking UA’s all-time single-season base stealing mark with 38.He earned first-team All Ohio Valley Conference homors and was the team MVP.

 

THE DUGOUT STAFF RETURNS INTACT-Coming back for a fourth season with the Crushers are Hitting coach DAVE SCHAUB,Pitching coach CHRIS STEINBORN

 

MR  CRUSHER-3B ANDREW DAVIS will be back for a fourth season with the Crushers.The native of Kingston,Ohio and Kent State University led the Crushers in 11 offensive categories in 2011 including average (.339).homers (12),RBI (87),on-base percentage (.407),slugging percentage (.562) and total bases (204). The .339 average and 87 RBI set single-season team highs.All this despite missing the last two regular season games and the complete playoff series with Joliet due to a foot injury

 

DID YOU KNOW-Davis has played in 281 of the Crushers 284 games in their regular-season history

 

A LOCAL FLAVOR-As the Crushers begin this 2012 season they have a few local products on the opening day roster.veteran SS ANDREW DAVIS is from Kingston,Ohio and C KYLE SHAFFER is from Akron (played collegiately at Cleveland State University who played their home games at All Pro) amongst the newest Crushers three pitchers RHP JONATHAN KOUNTIS (Akron),RHP ROBERT SIMONE (Silver Lake),and BEN KLAFCZYNSKI (Granger Township) have Northeast Ohio roots

 

CRUSHERS RADIO- ANDY ‘BULL’ BARCH returns for this second season as the Crushers Play-By-Play man.All the game can be heard on line at  www.lakeeriecrushers.com with selected Sunday games on WEOL-AM 930 in Elyria with  Barch is the Assistant Sports Information Director at Lake Erie College in Lyndhurst and serves as the play-by-play voice of the Falcons Football and Men’s Basketball. Barch also has done baseball as he spent six seasons as the voice of the West Virginia Power (A-South Atlantic League) during his time in Charleston he called over 800 games including two SAL Championship Series and the 2009 SAL All-Star Games.In 2009 he was the runner-up for Broadcaster of the Year by Ballpark Digest…He is the third play-by-play man in team history (Dave DeNatale & Tim Calderwood the others)

 

CRUSHERS vs WEST DIVISION-In 2011 the Crushers were 20-15 against the Western Division (4-2 vs Evansville,5-0 vs Florence,6-0 vs Gateway,3-3 vs Normal,2-4 vs River City,0-6 vs Southern Illinois)…IN THEIR HISTORY Lake Erie is 60-44 against the current teams of the Western Division (12-4 vs Evansville,17-6 vs Florence, 11-7 vs Gateway,5-7 vs Normal,8-11 vs River City,   6-0 vs Rockford,5-13 vs Southern Illinois)

 

CRUSHERS 2011 STATISTICS VS WESTERN DIVISION

Player

ATB

HIT

HR

RBI

AVG

NORRIS

123

29

 

11

.236

HOUIN

40

15

1

8

.375

DAVIS

136

56

6

35

.412

KULBACKI

124

40

2

12

.322

TAYLOR

110

36

3

22

.327

MAHIN

82

22

 

5

.268

COLLINS

66

17

 

8

.257

SHAFFER

58

11

3

10

.189

MESSER

81

12

 

4

.148

LUICK

66

15

1

7

.227

BOE

27

4

 

1

.148

GLIEBE

20

4

 

1

.200

MARTINEZ

11

2

 

 

.182

RIVERA

80

19

 

1

.237

BAUMET

8

2

 

1

.250

MILONS

40

9

 

6

.225

SHARPLEY

35

10

 

3

.286

ERIE

30

13

 

6

.433

KUZDALE

23

9

 

 

.391

 

Player

W-L-S

IP

HIT

R-ER

BB

SO

ERA

WEEKS

0-3

26.2

39

17-15

4

17

5.06

BERGER

 

5.2

2

6-4

5

5

6.35

CINADR

 

1.1

4

3-3

2

 

20.25

SCHELLENBERG

2-1-2

21.2

17

3-3

5

13

1.26

FLORES

1-0-6

20.2

6

2-1

8

26

0.43

FAGAN

2-5

47

42

24-23

16

23

4.40

DANIELS

1-0

22

18

8-8

10

14

3.27

MOUNTAIN

 

4.2

8

4-4

1

6

7.71

RISSER

3-1-2

34.2

40

18-14

5

20

3.63

ROBERTS

3-2

60

52

23-22

13

28

3.30

HENDRIX

0-1

7.2

11

8-6

5

6

7.04

ALLEN

1-1-1

14.1

12

2-2

5

7

1.25

WENZDICKI

 

8.2

8

8-8

4

6

8.31

CUEVAS

1-0

7.1

9

8-8

7

5

9.82

STURGILL

4-0

17

15

9-6

5

9

3.18

CAMPBELL

2-0

17.1

9

7-7

7

8

3.63

GONZALEZ-DIAZ

1-0

5

3

1-1

4

6

1.80

 

SCHAUMBURG STARTING PITCHER

RHP ROBBY DONOVAN…Donovan will be making his first start of the season and first ever in the Frontier League…24 years old…native of Port St. Lucie,Florida…Played College Baseball at Stetson University (Hatters-Atlantic Sun)…Was drafted by Minnesota in the 35th round of the June,2006 draft then was drafted by Houston in the 23rd round of the June,2009 draft…Spent the last three seasons in the Astros organization spending last year with the Lancaster Jethawks (A-California League) where he weas 5-14 with a 6.29 ERA (26GP-26ST-1CG-137.1IP-155H-103R-96ER-54BB-94SO)…This is Donovan’s first start and appearance against the Crushers

 

ANOTHER ‘AWARDING’ SEASON-The Crushers were named the 2011 Frontier League Organziation of The Year.Led by Owner STEVE EDELMAN and first-year Vice President of Business Operations DAN HELM,the Crushers hosted the 2011 Frontier League All-Star Game to rave reviews and have been one of the top franchises in the league since joining in 2009

 

THE FRONTIER LEAGUE IN 2012-Looks a little different than last season as the Florence Freedom and the Southern Illinois Miners move into the Eastern Division while the Windy City Thunderbolts and the defending champion Joliet Jammers come into the Western Division…The league also has two new teams with the Schaumburg Boomers giving the Chicagoland area a second team (along with Windy City) and the first Canadian team in the London Boomers

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