Jul 07, 2024

Crushers Blanked in Finale

Paterson, NJ – The Lake Erie Crushers (33-18) will look to put this game behind them. They dropped the finale of the series against the New Jersey Jackals (14-36) by a score of 8-0.

The Crushers now sit tied for 1st in the Frontier League West pending the results of Washington vs Windy City.

New Jersey grabbed a run off a 1B Robb Paller RBI single in the 3rd. The Jackals would get two more runs on a fielding error by 1B Vincent Byrd Jr. They led 3-0 after three innings.

LHP Jack Eisenbarger struggled to find outs in the 4th inning. He walked in a run with just one out on the board to make the score 4-0. Then, Robb Paller got him again with a bases-clearing double. The Jackals made the score 7-0 in the 4th and were well on their way to ending the Lake Erie win streak.

Eisenbarger would be relieved by LHP Cal Carver with 1 out in the bottom of the 4th. His final line: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 1 K.

Carver would work scoreless into the 6th inning before giving up a solo home run to DH Arbert Cipion. The blast extended the Jackals lead to 8-0.

The Crushers couldn’t get anything going against Jackals starter, Alex Barker. Barker held Lake Erie without a run in seven innings on 102 pitches.

Kenny Pierson and Sammy Tavarez tossed scoreless innings to finish the game, but the Jackals bullpen would stifle the Lake Erie offense in kind.

In a sliver of good news, LF Sam Franco finished the day 2-4 with another double. His first series as a Crusher has been very productive offensively.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lake Erie Crushers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
New Jersey Jackals 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 X 8 9 0


The Crushers will travel just up the road to take on the Sussex County Miners on Tuesday at 7:05pm EST to continue the New Jersey Circuit.

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