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Baseball: Lake Erie Crushers shut out ThunderBolts for second straight game

AVON, Ohio — Alex Kaminsky threw seven scoreless innings Wednesday as Lake Erie Crushers blanked the Windy City ThunderBolts for the second straight night in a 3-0 Frontier League verdict at All Pro Freight Stadium.

Kaminsky (3-4) gave up just three hits in seven innings. Daniel Cropper (4-2) pitched well for the T-Bolts, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings, but he took the loss. Mickey Jannis pitched the last two frames for his first save of the year.

The T-Bolts have been held scoreless for 22 straight innings.

The Crushers scored an early run without a hit. Kevin Berard was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the first. He stole second and scored on back-to-back groundouts, with Andrew Davis getting the RBI.

The Crushers made it 2-0 in the third. Max Casper’s two-out double scored Juan Sanchez (double).

Lake Erie closed the scoring in the seventh on Sanchez’s third hit of the night, a two-out single that scored Seth Granger.

After getting two hits Tuesday, the ThunderBolts managed just four hits Wednesday. Nathan Pittman’s double in the sixth was their only extra-base hit of the game. Pittman was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple.



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