Thursday, May 9, 2013
The camps feature two 2-hour sessions and comprehensive teaching; participants receive two free tickets, walk in on-field parade
Batter up, kids! The Cleveland Indians is offering a summer camp for children ages 6-14 in eight area suburbs, including Avon. Each camp cosists of two 2-hour sessions and will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball. Summer Camp instructors will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running, according to a prepared statement. At the completion of the second day of camp, each child will receive a fair evaluation and additional advice on how to improve their game. “Indians Summer Camps provide us an opportunity to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball to Cleveland-area youth, and more importantly to foster an appreciation for and attachment to the game and the Tribe. We feel these …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Have photos from a youth baseball or softball game? Post them in our Pics & Clips.
The Avon Little League Park held its 11-12-year-old division tournament over the weekend. On Saturday, The Avon Lake Shoremen played host to the Erie Outlaws of Pennsylvania. The Outlaws went on to win the game 15-5.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Young son changes long-time coach's perspective on life
Westlake baseball coach Jeff Short has a new boss. He’s not very tall, sleeps infrequently, doesn’t speak much English and let’s out quite a wail when he’s hungry – Short’s 18-month old son, Jason, is calling all the shots these days. And if a cute, bubbly little face can’t convince a man to put aside a 23-year coaching career at the high school, what can, right? Short has decided this season would be his last coaching the Demons, and he leaves behind a legacy the school and his son can enjoy with great pride. “He kind of puts a lot of things in perspective. I’ve coached my whole life. I’ve been blessed to have that opportunity to do it at Westlake. And when you do it for 23 years, it takes a lot out of you. I think I got to that point …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Club supports, and sometimes boards, Crushers players
Less than a month from now, the first cry of "Play ball!" will ring in another season of Lake Erie Crushers baseball. Behind the team is a group of volunteers helping the players with life in the minors. That group is the Crushers Booster Club. Considering the players' salaries aren't exactly lavish -- the minimum salary for a Frontier League player is $600 a month -- club memebers focus on providing the little things that can make a difference. Members sometimes board players in their homes, giving them not only an affordable place to crash but a friendly home atmosphere. Members also give players bottled water, sports drinks and their favorite snacks for road trips. Support also comes in the form of social events, like the Welcome Back …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Eagles stay perfect, improving to 15-0.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The two-time All-Star will be a regular contributor on Patch, answering questions, posting exclusive video and offering advice to young athletes
Patch has signed a big-league name to our roster. Mark Teixeira, a two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner currently playing first base for the New York Yankees, has been named "Commissioner of Baseball" at Patch. Teixeira, who turns 32 today, will be a contributor on Patch sites around the country. He will be answering questions from readers, offering advice to young athletes, and posting exclusive videos. “I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site there, so I’ve seen the ways that Patch supports its communities,” said Teixeira in the announcement from Patch. “I’m excited to be a part of that by connecting with Patch users who have the same passion for baseball that I do. I’m …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Great Lakes League All-Star Game to be played in July
All Pro Freight Stadium will be the site for the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game, the Lake Erie Crushers announced on Friday. The game will be played on July 11. The Lake Erie Monarchs out of Carleton, Mich., and the Stark County Terriers, which play in Canton, are the host teams for the game. This will be the second time in a year that the stadium has hosted an all-star game. The Frontier League All-Star Game was played there in 2011. In a statement released by the Crushers, Monarchs president Jim DeSana said the stadium's location was ideal. “It is a fantastic stadium and centrally located for our fans in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky," he said. The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League has 11 teams and has been …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Members get discount at Fan Attic and other perks
Have a child who is a Lake Erie Crushers fan? This year, they can join the team's Kids Club for free for the first time. Each Sunday Crushers game at All Pro Freight Stadium this season will be Kids Club Night. Kids Club members will get one general admission ticket to each of those games, and a wristband that allows them free admission to the Kids Zone each Sunday home game. Members also get a personalized membership card, a one-time 20 percent discount to the Fan Attic gift shop, a personalized birthday email from Stomper, a chance to participate in a Kids Club give-away, and an opportunity to take part in Kids Stampede on the field. The Crushers open the 2012 season May 18 at home against the Schaumburg Boomers. For more information, …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Haas family opens home to Boosters for a night of fun
As the temperatures and snow fell Friday night, the party at Chris and Sandy Haas' Avon Lake home was all about summer. The boys of summer. The Haas family opened their home to fellow Lake Erie Crushers Booster Club members for a party. Chris Haas is president of All Pro Freight in Avon, for which All Pro Freight Stadium is named. It was a friendly, informal gathering with beer and wine at the bar and Sandy Haas' homemade chili in the kitchen. Since it was a baseball party, there were also hot dogs. Crushers pitcher Andrew Weeks showed up, as did the man who plays Crushers mascot Stomper. Club treasurer Maryjane Edgar said the club is planning more activities for 2012. A Meet the Crushers party will be held at Two Bucks sometime during the…