At Midway Point, Loons Enter Record Books

Best 1st half in franchise history sees Loons capture a division title, earn highest win percentage

36 Jasiel Alvino (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 16, 2019 5:47 PM ET

With hundreds of dads in attendance as part of a crowd of over 4,500 on Father's Day, the Great Lakes Loons sent them home in their blue Prostate Cancer Awareness shirts happy with a 6-3 win over the Dayton Dragons on Sunday.

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Dragons Crash Party

Home Improvement Night is big hit, Loons fall in 10th

Richard Karn, who played Al Borland in the TV show 'Home Improvement', was the guest of honor. (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 15, 2019 11:32 PM ET

There was no late-inning heroics for the Great Lakes Loons on this night, one game after a three-run 10th inning gave them a victory. Instead, Miles Gordon's RBI-ground out allowed the Dayton Dragons to push across a run in extra innings to prevail 5-4 on Saturday night.

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Extra Baseball Leads to Win

Pitcher's duel turns into run-filled extra inning affair

Loons celebrate after the 4-3 walk-off win. (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 14, 2019 10:47 PM ET

It's safe to say we didn't expect the ending we received based on the performances of both starting pitchers on Friday night. But, a tension filled 10th inning culminated in a Jacob Amaya two-run double in the bottom half to lift the Great Lakes Loons to a 4-3 win against the Dayton Dragons on Pride Night at Dow Diamond.

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Series Finale Cut Short

Eastern Division champs come home for final time in first half

By Brad Tunney | June 13, 2019 9:41 PM ET

Fresh off the franchise's first-ever first-half championship, the Great Lakes Loons were simply looking for a series win against the Lake County Captains on Thursday night. The Loons fell 4-2 and dropped their final road series of the first half in a rain-shortened five-inning ballgame.

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Playoff Bound Once Again

For the 7th time in franchise history, Loons are headed to the postseason

Loons celebrate clinching a Midwest League Playoff spot. (Brad Tunney / ESPN 100.9-FM)

By Matt DeVries | June 12, 2019 5:03 PM ET

From the very start, it seemed like the wait would only last one extra day. After failing to clinch a Midwest League Playoff spot in their first try on Tuesday night, the Great Lakes Loons completed the job on Wednesday as they shut out the Lake County Captains 5-0 to clinch their 7th postseason berth in franchise history.

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First Chance Flub

Magic number to clinch a playoff spot stays at 2

By Brad Tunney | June 11, 2019 10:56 PM ET

Tuesday night was the first night this season the Great Lakes Loons had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Unfortunately, the celebration, while not inevitable, will have to wait another day. The Lake County Captains stole game one of a three-game series at Classic Park, 9-3.

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Four-Game Sweep? No Problem

Magic number dwindles to '2' to clinch a playoff spot, could happen Tuesday

John Rooney... and the fish. (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 10, 2019 11:34 PM ET

There's no better way to close out a lengthy homestand than with a series sweep. Even better, it was of the four-game variety as the Great Lakes Loons took down the South Bend Cubs 8-3 for their 40th win of the season on Monday evening at Dow Diamond.

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Hulsizer Named in Home Run Derby Field

HR Derby to be held on Monday, June 17, at Four Winds Field

40 Niko Hulsizer (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 10, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Richard A. Nussbaum II, President of the Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2019 All-Star Home Run Derby Participants. The event, presented by Four Winds Casino, will be held on Monday, June 17, and begin at approximately 7:35 p.m. The showcase will feature eight sluggers from the Midwest League All-Star teams.

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Rain or Shine, Loons Still Win

Game made official after 7 innings, and the Magic Number to clinch a playoff spot goes to '3'

10 Chris Roller and 13 James Outman (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 9, 2019 6:24 PM ET

It didn't stop raining all afternoon. But, we still played baseball and it didn't seem to bother the Great Lakes Loons one bit as they cruised to a 10-0 shutout win over the South Bend Cubs on Sunday at Dow Diamond. The duo of Robinson Ortiz and Justin Hagenman combined to one-hit the visitors as the Loons will now go for the rare four-game sweep on Monday night.

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Shades of '10 in '19

What's becoming a historic half of the season, Loons looking to rewrite record books

19 Dan Robinson (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | June 8, 2019 11:08 PM ET

The longer we watch this Great Lakes Loons team, the more it feels like 2010 all over again. The latest in a string of great performances over the last two months came on Saturday night when the Loons took down the South Bend Cubs 8-3 in front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 at Dow Diamond.

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