• Beach and Minnich Named Summer League All-Stars
    July 20, 2011
    Beach and Minnich Named Summer League All-Stars Lake Erie's Adam Beach tossed a scoreless inning in the Prospects League All-Star game July 13th while Storm teammate Tyler Minnich was an all-star alternate in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League. Each ranks among the leaders in wins and ERA in their respective summer leagues.
  • Storm Sounds: Toth Takes Home Fielding Hardware (Video)
    June 30, 2011
    Storm Sounds: Toth Takes Home Fielding Hardware (Video) Watch head coach Brian McGee talk about senior outfielder Matt Toth and his winning of the program's first ABCA Gold Glove award. McGee also touches on his players' summer baseball plans.
  • Ryan Rua Selected by Texas Rangers in MLB Draft
    June 07, 2011
    Ryan Rua Selected by Texas Rangers in MLB Draft Lake Erie shortstop Ryan Rua was picked in the 17th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday (June 7) by the defending American League champion Texas Rangers. The first player in school history to be drafted, Rua was the 23rd pick of the round and 534th overall.
  • Rua Named to Daktronics All-America Team
    June 03, 2011
    Rua Named to Daktronics All-America Team Lake Erie junior shortstop Ryan Rua is the first Storm baseball player to earn All-American honors after being named to the 2011 Daktronics, Inc. All-America Team as an honorable mention selection.
  • James and Rua Earn Spots on NCBWA All-Region Team
    June 01, 2011
    James and Rua Earn Spots on NCBWA All-Region Team Senior OF Brandon James and junior SS Ryan Rua continued to collect postseason accolades and where named this week to the National College Baseball Writers Association All-Midwest Region Second Team.
  • Storm Places Three on ABCA All-Region Team
    May 20, 2011
    Storm Places Three on ABCA All-Region Team Ryan Rua and Brandon James were named first-team All-Midwest Region by the coaches after earning second-team honors in 2010. Matt Toth was an ABCA second team selection while also taking home Gold Glove accolades.
  • Rua and James Named to Daktronics All-Region Team
    May 19, 2011
    Rua and James Named to Daktronics All-Region Team Junior Ryan Rua and senior Brandon James were named to the 2011 Daktronics, Inc. Baseball All-Midwest Region First Team by a vote of the region's sports information directors. The two now advance to the national ballot for All-American consideration.
  • Storm Places Five on All-GLIAC Baseball Team
    May 12, 2011
    Storm Places Five on All-GLIAC Baseball Team Brandon James and Ryan Rua were named to the All-GLIAC First Team while Matt Toth was a second-team pick. Jae Leeworthy and Doug Fox received honorable mention honors from the conference coaches. The all-league teams were announced on Thursday night (May 12).
  • Adam Beach Named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week
    May 10, 2011
    Adam Beach Named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week Sophomore caps 2011 season with weekly conference honor following one-hitter Saturday in the 2-1 win over Wayne State.
  • Pitching Dominates Again Sunday as Storm Season Ends with Pair of Close 3-2 Defeats
    May 08, 2011
    Pitching Dominates Again Sunday as Storm Season Ends with Pair of Close 3-2 Defeats Lake Erie and Wayne State combined for just 17 total runs in the four game series and none of the games were decided by more than two runs including Sunday as the Warriors won two one-run games on Senior Day at Classic Park. Senior Brandon James had two hits and scored twice in his final day in a Storm uniform.
  • Beach Dominant as Storm Splits with Wayne State Saturday at Classic Park
    May 07, 2011
    Beach Dominant as Storm Splits with Wayne State Saturday at Classic Park Adam Beach tossed a complete-game one-hitter with a career-high nine strikeouts in a 2-1 win in the first game Saturday, but the Storm dropped a 3-1 decision in game two on the next to last day of the regular season. That loss eliminated Lake Erie from playoff contention.
  • Watch the Storm Host Wayne State Live at Classic Park
    May 07, 2011
    Watch the Storm Host Wayne State Live at Classic Park The Lake Erie baseball team hosts Wayne State in the final season of the regular season Saturday and Sunday at Classic Park. Fans can watch all of the action for free on LakeErieStorm.com
  • Storm Suffers Setbacks at ODU, but Still in Playoff Hunt
    May 05, 2011
    Storm Suffers Setbacks at ODU, but Still in Playoff Hunt Brandon James had two hits in each game, but Lake Erie's postseason chances took a hit on Thursday with 8-2 and 4-3 losses on the road at Ohio Dominican. However the Storm remains in the playoff picture heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
  • Storm Baseball Heads Down To ODU Thursday
    May 04, 2011
    Storm Baseball Heads Down To ODU Thursday Baseball's key final week of the season will start a day later then originally scheduled as the Storm will now travel down to Ohio Dominican for a doubleheader Thursday (May 5) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Storm Spilts at Saginaw Valley, Reaches 20-Win Plateau
    May 01, 2011
    Storm Spilts at Saginaw Valley, Reaches 20-Win Plateau Cody Blood had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and drove in a career-best four runs and Zach Mobarger delivered the game-winning blast in the 12th inning as the Storm won a wild 8-6 extra innings contest in the opener to win its 20th game for the first time. Lake Erie rallied in game two, but fell short in a 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.
  • Storm Drops a Pair at Saginaw Valley
    April 30, 2011
    Storm Drops a Pair at Saginaw Valley Lake Erie was held to just three runs in the two games by Cardinals pitching and went down 3-1 and 7-2 in the first two games of their four-game set. Despite the game one loss, Adam Beach pitched a complete game allowing just three hits and two earned runs.
  • James and Rua Homers Lead Storm to Sweep of Ashland and Season Wins Record (W/VIDEO)
    April 28, 2011
    James and Rua Homers Lead Storm to Sweep of Ashland and Season Wins Record (W/VIDEO) Brandon James hit a walk-off two-run homer in the ninth inning of game two to cap a doubleheader sweep of visiting Ashland Thursday, 4-2. Ryan Rua hit the go ahead home run in a 5-4 win in the opener as the Storm won its 19th game of the year, a school single season record.
  • Softball Adds Pair Today; Baseball Moves Games To Thursday
    April 27, 2011
    Softball Adds Pair Today; Baseball Moves Games To Thursday The Lake Erie College softball team added a pair of GLIAC games at Ashland University today (Wednesday, April 27) while the baseball team, originally scheduled to play Ashland, has pushed its games back to tomorrow (Thursday, April 28).
  • Storm Slugs Way to Saturday Sweep, Series Win
    April 23, 2011
    Storm Slugs Way to Saturday Sweep, Series Win Ryan Rua hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, as the Storm outlasted Northwood 11-9 in game one Saturday. Jae Leeworthy and Zach Mosbarger each went deep in the fifth inning of game two as the Storm rallied for a 4-3 win.
  • Fielding Miscues Cost Storm in Series Opener
    April 22, 2011
    Fielding Miscues Cost Storm in Series Opener Despite a strong start from Michael Backes and a home run by Ryan Rua, a pair of errors by the Storm led to a five-run sixth inning and a 6-3 Northwood win in the series opener Friday. Game two was rained out.
  • Cacique's Hit Allows Storm to Salvage Series Finale at Findlay and Snap Skid
    April 17, 2011
    Cacique's Hit Allows Storm to Salvage Series Finale at Findlay and Snap Skid Brayan Cacique delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning to back a complete game by Adam Beach and lift Lake Erie to a 6-5 win in Sunday's second game, snapping the Storm's five-game losing streak. The host Oilers won game one 4-0.
  • Storm Falls in Opener at Findlay
    April 16, 2011
    Storm Falls in Opener at Findlay Kyle Kemp and Matt Toth each had two hits, and the Storm had a three-run head after a half inning, but host Findlay scored in all six innings it batted on its way to a 17-4 win.
  • Baseball's Braggs Field Get Makeover for 2011 (Video)
    April 15, 2011
    Baseball's Braggs Field Get Makeover for 2011 (Video) Watch Head Coach Brian McGee talk about the improvements made to Braggs Field, home of Lake Erie College Baseball, for the 2011 season.
  • Storm Stopped Short in Twinbill vs. ODU
    April 13, 2011
    Storm Stopped Short in Twinbill vs. ODU Lake Erie dropped a pair of tight conference battles to Ohio Dominican University, 7-6 and 14-11, at Braggs Field in Painesville, Ohio.
  • Storm Gives DI Toledo All It Can Handle in 7-6 Loss
    April 12, 2011
    Storm Gives DI Toledo All It Can Handle in 7-6 Loss Brandon James was one of three Storm players to have two hits but it wasn't enough as Lake Erie lost a back-and-forth affair at the University of Toledo on Tuesday.
  • Storm Blasts Way to Sweep of Tiffin Behind Five Homers on Sunday
    April 10, 2011
    Storm Blasts Way to Sweep of Tiffin Behind Five Homers on Sunday Jae Leeworthy homered in both games and drove in a combined seven runs while Brayan Cacique also homered in each contest Sunday as the Storm swept a twinbill from visiting Tiffin on Sunday. LEC rallied from a 7-0 deficit for a 14-7 win in game one and Tyler Minnich tossed a complete game in the second for a 9-1 win and four-game series sweep of the Dragons.
  • Storm Takes Two from Tiffin on Saturday at Classic Park
    April 09, 2011
    Storm Takes Two from Tiffin on Saturday at Classic Park Matt Toth drove in the winning run in game one after another strong start by Logan Nordquist and Brian Kilway followed with a complete game in the nightcap as Lake Erie swept a doubleheader from visiting Tiffin, 4-3 and 6-2, on Saturday in Eastlake.
  • Stewart Sparkles as Storm Splits at Ashland
    April 07, 2011
    Stewart Sparkles as Storm Splits at Ashland Junior Glenn Stewart tossed a six-hit shutout in a 6-0 game one victory Thursday. The Eagles took a back-and-forth game two that featured a little bit of everything, including the hidden ball trick, 5-4 in 10 innings.
  • Rain Pushes Storm and Eagles To Thursday, Saturday Slate Moves to Classic
    April 06, 2011
    Rain Pushes Storm and Eagles To Thursday, Saturday Slate Moves to Classic Lake Erie will travel to Ashalnd on Thursday after inclement weather forced a postponement on Wednesday (April 6). In addition, the Storm also announced Saturday's doubleheader against Tiffin will be played at Classic Park in Eastlake.
  • Starters Strong as Storm Splits Sunday, Series at Hillsdale
    April 03, 2011
    Starters Strong as Storm Splits Sunday, Series at Hillsdale Michael Backes and Brian Kilway combined to scatter 10 singles, one walk and nine strikeouts in 13 innings of work on Sunday. After dropping game one 3-2 in eight innings, the Storm rebounded for a 5-3 win in game two to salvage a 2-2 weekend. Ryan Rua went 4-for-4 at the plate in the opener and had two more hits in game two while Brandon James drove in three runs on the day.
  • Nordquist One-Hitter Guides Storm to First GLIAC Win
    April 02, 2011
    Nordquist One-Hitter Guides Storm to First GLIAC Win Sophomore Logan Nordquist pitched a one-hitter against Hillsdale College to earn a split for Lake Erie.
  • Storm Stopped at Mercyhurst
    March 30, 2011
    Storm Stopped at Mercyhurst Six Lakers combined on a three-hitter to knock off the Storm in a nonconference game in Erie on Wednesday.
  • Storm Drops Pair to No. 4 Grand Valley on Sunday
    March 27, 2011
    Storm Drops Pair to No. 4 Grand Valley on Sunday Matt Toth had a pair of hits in each game, but the Storm dropped two games to visiting GVSU. Lake Erie fell 7-5 in the first game and trailed just 3-1 in the seventh of game two before a nine-run inning by GV resulted in a 12-1 setback.
  • Win Streak Halted by #4 Grand Valley in GLIAC Opener
    March 26, 2011
    Win Streak Halted by #4 Grand Valley in GLIAC Opener Brandon James scored in each game and Logan Nordquist threw a solid game in the opener, but the Storm fell to GV 3-1 and 10-1 on Saturday in their home and conference openers. The two teams will play another doubleheader on Sunday at Braggs Field in Rec Park.
  • Baseball Makes It Five Straight With Doubleheader Sweep at Charleston
    March 23, 2011
    Baseball Makes It Five Straight With Doubleheader Sweep at Charleston Lake Erie College took both ends of a doubleheader against University of Charleston in a non-conference twinbill.
  • Storm Sweeps UPJ to Extend Winning Streak
    March 19, 2011
    Storm Sweeps UPJ to Extend Winning Streak Sophomore Logan Nordquist hurled six innings and struck out eight as the Storm held on for a 5-4 win in game two. Adam Beach also threw six solid innings in the opener and the Storm offense- led by Brandon James and Jae Leeworthy- battered the Mountain Cats' ace in an 8-5 win.
  • Rua Named GLIAC Player of the Week
    March 19, 2011
    Rua Named GLIAC Player of the Week Junior Ryan Rua was named the first GLIAC Player of the Week of the 2011 season following his performance on the Storm's seven-game spring trip.
  • Lake Erie Earns Split with Lock Haven to Wrap-Up Spring Trip
    March 11, 2011
    Lake Erie Earns Split with Lock Haven to Wrap-Up Spring Trip Ryan Rua went 5-for-5 with four RBI in a 12-7 win in game two to give the Storm a split of a nonconference doubleheader with Lock Haven Friday and a win in its final spring trip game in Clearwater. The Storm dropped the opener 6-3.
  • Storm Offense Explodes for Wednesday Sweep
    March 09, 2011
    Storm Offense Explodes for Wednesday Sweep Lake Erie scored 29 runs in picking up its first two wins of the season on Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla. The Storm outslugged Oakland City 16-14 on the strength of a pair of three-run homers and then defeated Cedarville 13-8 behind Matt Toth's five hits and Matt Vanni's relief work in the nightcap.
  • Storm Falls to Saint Leo on Second Day of Spring Trip
    March 08, 2011
    Storm Falls to Saint Leo on Second Day of Spring Trip Ryan Rua was one of three Storm players with two hits and drove in a run, but Lake Erie fell behind 7-0 early and couldn't comeback against the host Lions in an 8-4 setback. Despite the loss, LEC did not committ an error and struck out just once in the contest.
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