COMSTOCK PARK, MI – Despite outhitting the Whitecaps in Saturday night’s game, the Great Lakes Loons (61-52) fell at LMCU Ballpark to West Michigan (56-57), 6-4. One night removed from setting the Loons franchise single-season HR record with his 27th of the year, Andy Pages hit his second home run
COMSTOCK PARK, MI – Despite outhitting the Whitecaps in Saturday night’s game, the Great Lakes Loons (61-52) fell at LMCU Ballpark to West Michigan (56-57), 6-4. One night removed from setting the Loons franchise single-season HR record with his 27th of the year, Andy Pages hit his second home run in as many nights to tie former Loon James Outman for the all-time home run record.
Even though the Loons outhit West Michigan, 12 to 8, Great Lakes finished 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and committed two errors in the Saturday night loss.
Jonny DeLuca also went deep in Saturday’s contest to finish with a pair of hits, knocking his seventh long ball since joining the Great Lakes roster on July 23. Jorbit Vivas led all players with a 3-for-4 night, doubling in the Loons loss and driving in a run. Zac Ching and Carson Taylor both finished with a pair of hits.
Carlos Duran (L, 0-1) recorded his first road start with Great Lakes Saturday night, allowing six runs on six hits in three innings. Relievers Julian Smith, Jose Hernandez and Michael Hobbs contributed the next five innings in scoreless fashion to strike out seven in two innings.
Detroit Tigers 2018 fifth-rounder Adam Wolf (W, 4-5) struck out seven batters in five innings, despite surrendering three runs on six hits. Relievers Jared Tobey and Zack Hess allowed five hits in the last three innings but didn’t allow a run to score.
A six-game series and the regular season series between Great Lakes and West Michigan concludes with a starting pitching rematch from Tuesday’s opener between GL’s Gavin Stone and WM’s Zac Shepherd. Tuesday saw Great Lakes rout West Michigan 18-7, as Stone rode a near-perfect, four-inning start with seven strikeouts and a walk. Shepherd took the mound in the second inning, but only recorded two outs to finish with five earned runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Pregame coverage begins with the Loons On-Deck Circle, Built by Three Rivers, at 1:35 P.M EDT, with first pitch from LMCU Ballpark on ESPN 100.9 FM at 2:00 P.M. Great Lakes returns to Dow Diamond for their final series of the 2021 season next week in an interleague matchup against Wisconsin, beginning on Tuesday, September 14.
The Great Lakes Loons have been the Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team’s inception in 2007. Dow Diamond serves as the team’s home and also houses the Michigan Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and ESPN 100.9-FM. For tickets or information about the Loons, call 989-837-BALL or visit Loons.com.