The Lake Erie Crushers (20-20) shut the door early on the London Rippers (16-24), capturing an 11-5 victory on Friday at Labatt Park.
With six runs in the first three innings, the Lake Erie Crushers left no doubt about the eventual outcome.and a sacrifice fly by Rogelio Noris in the first inning helped the Lake Erie Crushers put some runs on the board early.
Andrew Davis racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Lake Erie Crushers.
Joash Brodin paced the London Rippers at the plate. Brodin went 3-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first, fifth, and seventh innings.
Joshua Rickards improved to 2-1 on the year by picking up the win for the Lake Erie Crushers. He allowed two runs over five innings. He struck out five, walked three and surrendered seven hits.
Eric Katzman (1-3) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked four and struck out four.