Spent the evening in Avon, at a beautiful little ballpark watching some exciting baseball. The Lake Erie Crushers are a Frontier League team that call All Pro Freight Stadium home. The Frontier League is an independent league, which means its teams are not affiliated with a major league team like the Aeros or Captains are.
The Crushers lived up to their name last night, scoring a season high 17 runs (!) on 23 hits. As an Indians fan that hasn’t seen his team score that many runs in the last six games combined, it was a bit of a shock to the system.
How’s this for a night at the plate- Crushers third baseman Andrew Davis went 5-for-5 on the night, homered twice, scored five times, and came a triple away from the cycle.
The park features field turf instead of grass, which makes the park ideal for high school tournaments and even hosted the MAC tournament this year when Kent State started their run to Omaha.
It has all the amenities of a modern park, including some spectacular inflatables past the right field fence for the kids. My daughter loved the obstacle course inflatable.
They had the typical minor league fun between innings. Dizzy bat race. Movie lines trivia contest. Belching contest. Ok, that last one was a new one to me, but whatever. Good food as well. There is the Pirogi Hoagie- a brat sliced in half and stuffed with pirogis and sauerkraut. Then there was a ham and cheese on a donut roll. No kidding. Two glazed donuts flattened and grilled. To each their own I guess. I loved the Chicken Philly. Very tasty.
Big thanks to Mike, Krissy, Stomper the Bear and the gang at Lake Erie for the hospitality. We will be back. You should go too.