Joining the Lake Erie Crushers on the field during the 2018 season will be newly signed Doug Trimble, DJ Martinez, Brett Balkan and Matt Dacey.

Doug Trimble:

  • Went to the University of Delaware where he played all four years
  • Utility player
  • From Rosemont, Pennsylvania

DJ Martinez

  • Went to Newberry College in South Carolina where he played for two years
  • Played for the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers of the United Shore League in 2016 and 2017
  • Played in the California Winter League in 2017 for the champion New York Colonials
  • Infielder
  • From Montpelier, Virginia

Brett Balkan

  • Went to Cal State University, Northridge where he played for three years
  • Last year he played for the Utica Unicorns of the United Shore League after being traded by the Florence Freedom
  • Infielder
  • From Carlsbad, California

Matt Dacey

  • Went to the University of Richmond where he played for three years
  • Was drafted his junior year by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Played for the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League from 2015 to 2017
  • Infielder
  • From Wychoff, New Jersey