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.
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.
June 7, 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.
June 3, 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.
June 1, 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
May 8, 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.
May 7, 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.
May 7, 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
May 5, 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.
May 4, 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.
May 1, 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 9, 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.
April 7, 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.
April 6, 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.
April 3, 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.
April 2, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 9, 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.
March 8, 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.
March 6, 2011
Comeback Bid Not Enough as Storm Drops Pair at Flagler in Season Opener
Lake Erie rallied from down six runs in game two to tie the score, but the host Saints scored on a wild pitch to win the nightcap 8-7. Flagler won the opener 15-7 despite three hits and two RBI from Matt Toth, who also had a hit and drove in a run in game two.
March 4, 2011
Baseball Plans to Fit In During GLIAC Play (Video Preview)
Watch Head Coach Brian McGee, senior Nick Lovick and junior Ryan Rua talk about the baseball team's prospects entering their first season in the GLIAC in this video preview.
February 2, 2011
James Ranked Third for DII Ohio Players
Senior outfielder Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was selected as the third best player at NCAA Division II schools in Ohio by Buckeye State Baseball.
February 1, 2011
Lovick Slotted Sixth for Ohio DII Players
Senior catcher Nick Lovick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) has been named the sixth best player at NCAA Division II schools in Ohio by Buckeye State Baseball.
January 23, 2011
Rua Tabbed as One of Top Draftables for 2011 by Baseball America
Junior shortstop Ryan Rua was named the fourth best Division II prospect for the 2011 MLB Draft by Baseball America in its annual Small College Preview. An all-region pick last year, Rua was the first position player listed.
January 5, 2011
Toth Ranked #15 in Division II for Ohio Players
Junior outfielder Matt Toth (Lorain, Ohio/Admiral King) received recognition for his strong two-year career thus far with the Storm by being named the 15th best player at NCAA Division II schools in Ohio by Buckeye State Baseball.
October 11, 2010
Storm Baseball Holds Annual Fall Family Day (VIDEO)
The Lake Erie College baseball team wrapped up its fall practice season and its Storm Fall League with its annual Fall Family Day. Watch highlights from the event while head coach Brian McGee talks about the fall season.
September 30, 2010
Ryan Rua Named Top Three Prospect in Great Lakes Summer League
After helping the Hamilton Joe's to the league championship and earning first-team All-GLSCL and All-Star Game MVP honors, Lake Erie junior shortstop Ryan Rua was named the third best college prospect in the Great Lakes Summer League by Perfect Game USA scouting service.
September 21, 2010
Baseball Team to Host Fall Prospect Camp
The Storm baseball team will host a one-day instructional camp for high school students (grades 9-12) interested in playing baseball at the college level Oct. 16 at Mentor High.
July 22, 2010
Storm's Rua Named MVP of Great Lakes League All-Star Game
Rising junior Ryan Rua had two hits and drove in three runs to help the Red All-Stars to an 8-7 win over the blue team in the summer wood-bat league's midseason showcase.