Jason Taylor went 1-3 and hit a home run, helping the Lake Erie Crushers (15-20) to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Wild Things (14-20) on Sunday at CONSOL Energy Park.He homered in the first inning.
Eric Gonzalez-Diaz picked up the win for the Lake Erie Crushers. Gonzalez-Diaz allowed one earned run, nine hits and no walks while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings of work.
Shawn Smith was effective even in defeat, mowing down six the Lake Erie Crushers batters and allowing zero runs.
Michael Bando had two extra-base hits for the Washington Wild Things. He doubled in the third inning and tripled in the ninth inning.
Eric Blackwell was charged with his third loss of the year. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked three and struck out six.