by Lauren Baca

July 25, 2022 – After a short week after the All-Star break, the Lake Erie Crushers went 1-

2 this week, their outfielder did not disappoint. While the Joliet Slammers, went 3-0, their

pitcher excelled in his appearance. The Crusher’s Jake Gitter is this week’s Player of the

Week while the Slammer’s Trevor Charpie is Pitcher of the Week.

Jake Gitter had himself a weekend after having six hits, two runs scored, and six RBIs

with two homeruns. He had at least one hit or more in the three games the Crushers

played this weekend with his best game being against the Ottawa Titans on Saturday

where he went 4-5 at the plate with two runs scored and six RBIs and two homeruns.

Overall, his performance this week led to a .667 on-base percentage and 1.300 slugging


Before coming to Lake Erie in 2022, Gitter played for Coastal Carolina earlier in the year

where he played in nine games. In that season he had 19 hits, one homerun, and four RBIs.

Before Coastal Carolina, he attended Northern Colorado for four years. His best season

was in 2019 where he had 44 hits, five homeruns, 25 RBIs, and four stolen bases as well 21

runs scored.

Charpie shined in his appearance this week. In his appearance against the Empire State

Greys on Friday, he had nine strikeouts, allowed only one hit, no walks and no runs.

Before coming to Joliet in 2020, Charpie played in the minor league system with the

Tampa Bay Rays organizations. His best season was in 2017 with the GCL Rays where he

had a 5-1 record with 27 strikeouts, 1.67 ERA, and only six walks.

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