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Loons Join MiLB’s CommUNITY First Campaign

National initiative will raise funds for Feeding America in response to global pandemic
April 28, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Loons 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 lines of the

A Letter to Loons Fans

March 17, 2020

Dear Loons Family, From our inception, the Great Lakes Loons and the Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) have been committed to providing a fun, family-friendly and safe environment for our fans attending Loons games at Dow Diamond. Rest assured, our staff remains dedicated to providing these experiences to our fans. As

Statement Regarding the Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. – Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball announced the suspension of baseball activities and delayed the start of the 2020 season. This decision was made in the interest of public health and safety in response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Great Lakes Loons, the

Promotions! Our 2020 Plans are Awesome!

All the fun things we have planned for the 14th season of Loons baseball
February 25, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- It's that time of year! We've reached the point in the calendar when everyone wants to know what fun things the Great Lakes Loons have planned for the upcoming summer of baseball at Dow Diamond! We're excited to share the bulk of that news with our fans

Terry Collins to Visit Loons

Former Mets manager to spend time with local supporters, fans at Dow Diamond over two days in June
February 12, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- He's made visits back to his hometown over the years and he comes back to the region often, but this summer on Thursday, June 25th, one of Midland's all-time greats Terry Collins will visit Dow Diamond as the Great Lakes Loons host the West Michigan Whitecaps to

Tickets.com Becomes Official Loons Ticket Provider

ProVenue® platform to revolutionize fan ticket buying experience
February 6, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Loons are excited to announce a new partnership with Tickets.com that will begin with the upcoming 2020 season. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., Tickets.com has partnerships with Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the National Hockey League, major arenas and large performing arts organizations

Coaching Staff Announced for 2020 Loons

One returnee, two newcomers bring wealth of baseball experience to Midland
January 29, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- John Shoemaker is set to return for his fifth season as manager of the Great Lakes Loons in 2020. In conjunction with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Loons announce the following coaches will be joining him in the dugout for the upcoming season: Seth Conner as Hitting

Home Schedule for 2020 Finalized

Most fireworks shows EVER scheduled in team's 14-year history
January 6, 2020

MIDLAND, Mich. -- With a new year comes another season of Great Lakes Loons baseball in our own backyard! It's an exciting time of year with plenty of New Year's Resolutions at the top of everyone's priority list. The Loons are getting in on the fun and making a strong promise to

'Shoe' to Return in 2020

Veteran Dodgers coach enters fifth season as manager; became franchise's winningest skipper last year
December 11, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- In conjunction with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce that John Shoemaker will return to Midland in 2020 for a fifth season as the team's manager.'Shoe' is entering his 44th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and 27th season as a

'Midnight on Main' Returns to Dow Diamond

Doors open at 8pm in Midland for the New Year's Eve bash
November 27, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Great Lakes Loons and Sound Productions are excited to announce the 8th annual Midnight on Main celebration will be held at Dow Diamond to ring in 2020! This year's party will be on Tuesday, December 31, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Dow Diamond's concourse will be

USA Softball Women's National Team Coming to Midland

In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Dow Diamond to serve as warm-up venue with doubleheader against the Midland Lady Explorers
November 8, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The 2020 USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) will be in Michigan for a pair of stops as the "Stand Beside Her Tour" rolls through the United States in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games. USA Softball is excited to announce Midland and East Lansing as two of

Four Added to Front Office Staff

Two in the ticket department, with others joining sponsorships and ESPN 100.9-FM
September 26, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. - With this season already in the rearview mirror, the Great Lakes Loons are excited to welcome four new members to the front office staff.Glyn Hunt and Ivy Schaaf have both joined the Loons as Ticket Sales Associates. In this position, they work to generate ticket revenue by

Season Ends with the Wrong Sweep

Cubs too much to handle as Loons playoff run falls short
September 8, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- The season has come to an end. In what proved to be too tough a hurdle to overcome, the Great Lakes Loons fell to the South Bend Cubs on Sunday night 7-3 and were swept out of the Midwest League Playoffs. It was the seventh playoff appearance

Loons Advance to MWL Eastern Division Finals

Series begins in South Bend on Saturday, returns home Sunday night
September 6, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- After spoiling their first chance to advance in the Midwest League Playoffs, the Great Lakes Loons were not about to let another opportunity be missed as they played one of their best games of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Lake County Captains in Game

It's Now Winner Take All

Loons shut out by Captains to even the series, force winner-take-all Friday matchup
September 5, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- It went down the wire. Entering the 9th inning, the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains were still scoreless. That's when the Captains put up four runs en route to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Loons on Thursday night at Dow Diamond. That means the Midwest

Loons Coming Home with Series Advantage

Great Lakes arrives in Midland with two chances to advance to the MWL Eastern Division Finals
September 5, 2019

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- After finishing with the best overall record in the Midwest League, the Loons began postseason play on the road Wednesday night. In a best-of-three series against Lake County, Great Lakes stole game one 6-4 thanks to 13 hits and zero errors.The scoring came early and often for

Loons Drop Regular Season Finale

Great Lakes finishes with best overall record in the Midwest League
September 2, 2019

EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Loons finished the 2019 regular season on Monday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to the Lake County Captains at Classic Park. Great Lakes will stay in Eastlake to begin the postseason on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. EDT.On Monday, the Loons held a 2-1 lead through

Penultimate Regular Season Game Rained Out

Game will not be made up
September 1, 2019

EASTLAKE, Ohio - After the Loons took game one in their final series of the season on Saturday night against Lake County, they were looking to win the current series and season series against the Captains on Sunday. But, with rain projected for many hours after the originally scheduled first

Series-Opening Shutout in Lake County

Loons earn 10th shutout win of year
August 31, 2019

EASTLAKE, Ohio - On Saturday night, Zach Willeman was making his first start for the Loons since May 30th and turned in the best appearance of his professional career. Willeman and Edward Cuello combined to shutout the Captains and secure a 6-0 win.Willeman (W, 4-7), a native Ohioan, tossed a

Outman Continues to Impress

Two more HR brings his season total to 19 with three to play
August 30, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. - In front of another sellout crowd, the Great Lakes Loons closed the book on the regular season at home against the Dayton Dragons on Friday night with 5,333 in attendance. Despite two home runs from slugger James Outman and a late-inning flurry, the Loons fell short 4-3.Still

Deep Into the Night

After lengthy rain delay, Loons preserve en route to 80th victory
August 29, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Loons are the first team to 80 wins in the Midwest League this season. In what's already been a memorable regular season, the Loons added to it with a 5-3 victory over the Dayton Dragons on Thursday night.After a weather delay that lasted 1

Camels Can't Get Over Hump

Six doubles for Great Lakes doesn't produce enough runs
August 28, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. -- There was plenty of offense on display at Dow Diamond to begin the final homestand of the regular season. Unfortunately for the Great Lakes Camels, it wasn't in their favor as the Dayton Dragons took the series-opener 5-3 on Wednesday night.Both teams combined for 10 extra-base hits

Loons Outlast Lugnuts

Yurchak, Great Lakes takes season series amid four ejections
August 28, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - In a battle between two of the best offensive teams in the Midwest League, it was the Loons who took three-of-four off the Lansing Lugnuts by winning the finale 12-9. In doing so, the Loons won the season series over Lansing eight games to seven.In total, the

Valera Hits Inside-The-Park Gram Slam

Loons take series advantage in Lansing
August 26, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - The Great Lakes Loons had only hit five inside-the-park home runs in their franchise history entering Monday night. Then, 20-year-old Leonel Valera hit the sixth and did it in a historic way to aid the Loons in an 11-7 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts.Valera stepped to the

Finfrock Finds Needed Outs in Ninth

Series in Lansing tied at a game a piece
August 25, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - With the tying run on third base and two outs in the ninth inning, Lansing's Cre Finfrock struck out Leonel Valera to earn the Lugnuts a 3-2 win at Cooley Law School Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The win gives the Lugs the season-series advantage over Great Lakes