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2020 MiLB Season Shelved

June 30, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) – Following an official announcement by Minor League Baseball, the Lake County Captains, Class-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are sad to report that there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020. The official announcement from Minor League Baseball can be found here.

Captains unveil limited edition patriotic t-shirts to support Operation S.T.A.T.

June 23, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) – As Independence Day approaches, the Lake County Captains are proud to introduce a special way to support our nation’s veterans. The Captains have unveiled a pair of limited edition patriotic t-shirts to help support Operation S.T.A.T., a non-profit organization that helps heal the spirits of hospitalized veterans.

Captains announce Virtual Summer Reading Program, presented by the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library

June 22, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) – The Lake County Captains Summer Reading Program has been a staple of every baseball season, helping students in Northeast Ohio discover the joys of reading and providing educators with a fun platform to encourage literacy. Last year alone, 36,000 students and 2,000 teachers across 130 schools participated

Captains Join Minor League Baseball’s CommUNITY First Campaign

April 28, 2020

(Eastlake, OH), April 28, 2020 — The Lake County Captains today announced they are joining MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) in conjunction with Feeding America®, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front

“Lunch with the Captains” radio show launches on WINT

April 17, 2020

\UPDATE: Since the publication of this release, Lunch with the Captains has moved to Saturdays at 3 p.m. on 101.5 FM/1330 AM WINT.\ (Eastlake, OH) – The start of the 2020 season may be delayed, but the Lake County Captains are still bringing you baseball on the radio every week

MWL Madness : Vote for the best all-time team in MWL history

April 6, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) - The 16 ballclubs in the Class-A Midwest League today announced MWL Madness pitting the all-time greatest players from each franchise against one another in a celebration of the league’s history.

Captains announce United Way Ticket Package to support COVID-19 relief efforts

April 6, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) – In an effort to support COVID-19 relief efforts, the Lake County Captains are proud to announce a new ticket package in partnership with the United Way of Lake County (UWLC). Proceeds from the package will support the UWLC’s Lake County Relief Fund, which benefits food pantries, in-home

A message from the Captains regarding Tickets on Sale Day

March 12, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) – Nothing is more important to the Lake County Captains organization than the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches and employees. Earlier today, Minor League Baseball issued a statement that the start of the 2020 season will be delayed in light of the coronavirus outbreak. In

Statement from Minor League Baseball

March 12, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:

Captains announce 2020 daily promotions schedule

March 10, 2020

Eastlake, OH - The Lake County Captains, Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will once again present popular daily promotions for the 2020 season.

Captains announce 2020 giveaways, jersey auctions & select theme nights

Fleece blanket, Santana and Bieber bobbleheads headline promo schedule
March 2, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, the Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have numerous exciting giveaways in store for fans this season. Giveaways during the 2020 season will include a fleece blanket, a backpack cooler, the ever-popular Youth Jersey, a Picantes de Lake County t-shirt and three bobbleheads

Veteran DI coach Greg DiCenzo named Captains manager

Former Holy Cross head coach to lead Captains, assisted by ex-big leaguer Vance Law
January 24, 2020

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains and the Cleveland Indians announced the 2020 Captains field staff today. Greg DiCenzo, a long-time Division I college baseball coach, has been tabbed to manage Lake County. DiCenzo's coaching staff will consist of Pitching Coach Jason Blanton, Hitting Coach Mike Mergenthaler and Bench

Former Indians pitcher Charles Nagy to be featured guest at Captains 2020 Hot Stove Dinner

December 3, 2019

Eastlake, OH - The Lake County Captains, Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will host their 18 th annual Hot Stove Dinner, featuring former Cleveland Indian Charles Nagy, on Thursday, January 23rd from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. at the Holiday Inn Mentor in the Lakeshore Ballroom. The Holiday Inn is

Captains Promote Jen Yorko to General Manager

October 1, 2019

CAPTAINS PROMOTE JEN YORKO TO GENERAL MANAGERJohn Klein and Tim O'Brien Promoted to Assistant General Manager Roles(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, the Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are excited to announce the promotion of Assistant General Manager Jen Yorko to General Manager of the organization. Jen will

Loons eliminate Captains in game three

Season ends after first playoff berth since 2014
September 6, 2019

(Midland, MI) - The Lake County Captains' 2019 season came to a close on Friday night with a loss to the Great Lakes Loons in game three of the Midwest League Quarterfinals at Dow Diamond. Great Lakes shut out Lake County in the decisive third game, 5-0.

Captains survive, force game three

Schneemann's ninth-inning knock lifts Captains
September 5, 2019

(Midland, MI) - The Lake County Captains needed a win to extend their season on Thursday night and got a clutch rally in the ninth inning to beat the Great Lakes Loons in game two of the Midwest League Quarterfinals. The Captains broke a scoreless tie with a four-run ninth,

Captains drop playoff opener to Loons

Holmes, Valera carry Captains in narrow game one loss
September 4, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains (34-35, 74-63) lost game one of the Midwest League Quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Classic Park. Lake County fell to the Great Lakes Loons in the opening contest of the best-of-three series, 6-4.

Captains host postseason opener Wednesday night

Matt Loede to throw out first pitch, first 500 fans receive playoff t-shirt
September 3, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, Class-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will host the opening game of the Midwest League Playoffs on Wednesday night at Classic Park. The Captains will take on the Great Lakes Loons, Class-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the best-of-three Midwest League

Fermin honored as Player of the Week

20-year old infielder hits .500 with four multi-hit games
September 3, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The Midwest League and the Lake County Captains, Class-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, announced today that Captains infielder Jose Fermin has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for August 26 to September 2.

Valera's triple boosts Captains in regular season finale

Captains beat Loons in playoff preview, 6-3
September 2, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains (34-35, 74-63) wrapped up the regular season with a win against the Great Lakes Loons (38-31, 81-55), the team they will face in round one of the Midwest League Playoffs. Thanks to George Valera 's three-run triple in the seventh and four perfect

Sunday's Captains vs. Loons game cancelled

September 1, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The game between the Lake County Captains (33-35, 73-64) and the Great Lakes Loons (38-30, 81-54) on Sunday, September 1 has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be made up.

Loons shut out Picantes

Lake County drops opener in playoff preview
August 31, 2019

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains (33-35, 73-63), playing as the Picantes for the final time in 2019, were held scoreless on Saturday night in a preview of the opening round of the Midwest League Postseason. The Great Lakes Loons (38-30, 81-54), whom Lake County will face on Wednesday

Cardenas spoils Lingos' gem

Former Captain's solo shot sinks Lake County
August 30, 2019

(Bowling Green, KY) - Eli Lingos fired six strong innings on Friday night, but former Captain Ruben Cardenas burned his old club. Cardenas' fourth-inning solo home run represented the only run in the game, as the Lake County Captains (33-34, 73-63) lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (41-25, 80-56)

Hankins K's 10, winning streak ends

Captains out-hit Hot Rods in 3-1 loss
August 29, 2019

(Bowling Green, KY) - Ethan Hankins set a new career-high with 10 strikeouts over just four innings, but the Lake County Captains (33-33, 73-62) saw their four-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Lake County dropped the middle game of a three game

Stellar pitching, four-run 10th propel Captains

Captains capture fourth straight win
August 28, 2019

(Bowling Green, KY) - The Lake County Captains (33-32, 73-61) got a trio of terrific pitching performances and four key runs in the 10th inning to defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods (39-25, 78-56) on Wednesday and extend their winning streak to four games. Lake County opened a three-game series