Kaminsky leads Crushers to victory over Rockford, 8-4
Jumping on Rockford early and often, Lake Erie salvaged a weekend series with the Aviators with an 8-4 win on Sunday.
After struggling all series long with the team's pitching, starter Alex Kaminsky came out and gave the Crushers a strong outing going seven innings and holding the Aviators to three runs on seven hits.
Offensively, the Crushers continued on a torrid stretch, scoring 27 runs in three games this weekend. On Sunday, Lake Erie padded its league best batting average with another 14 hits and with six players having multi-hit games.
The Crushers struck in the second on a Seth Granger sacrifice fly, then in the third, Anderson Hidalgo hit a 2-run home run for the second night in a row. From there, Lake Erie didn't look back.
Coming together in the third, Juan Sanchez, Hidalgo and Andrew Davis put on a clinic by knocking in runs on Rockford's Jon Gulbransen, who earned the loss.
Lake Erie would not score again until the ninth when Granger got his second RBI of the night on a ground rule double that scored Russell Moldenhauer.
In the bottom of the ninth, closer Dale Dickerson came on to finish out the game after struggling mightily in Saturday's game. Dickerson made things interesting by giving up a run on three hits and left two runners on, but in the end got the job done.
Defensively, the Crushers were sound on Sunday after committing two errors in each of the previous two games.
The Crushers have a day off Monday before returning to action to face the Normal CornBelters at home on Tuesday for a three game series.