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De Jongh Hits First Walk-Off Grand Slam in Loons History

Loons come back from seven-run deficit to win fourth straight series, third straight game
July 3, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Dayton Dragons had a 7-0 lead at one point in the game, but in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday at Dow Diamond, the Loons trailed by just a run, with the bases loaded and two outs. Aldrich De Jongh stood in, in his second

Four-Hit Shutout Spins Loons to Victory

DeLuca tallies three of four Great Lakes hits and game’s lone RBI
July 2, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Minor League Baseball’s hottest series is at Dow Diamond this week between the Great Lakes Loons and the Dayton Dragons. This set has everything. 24 total runs in a game Tuesday. Extra-inning pitchers’ duel Wednesday. Dayton comeback win Thursday. Loons comeback win Friday. On Saturday, the Loons

Vargas Serves Up Salami to Secure Season Series Win over Dayton

Vargas becomes first player in Loons history with a grand slam on consecutive nights
July 1, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the first inning Thursday at Dow Diamond, Imanol Vargas put the Loons ahead for the first time with a grand slam. In the eighth inning Friday at Dow Diamond, Vargas did the exact same thing. The Loons trailed until a five-run eighth inning, capped off by

Double-Digit Hits for Third Straight Night Leads Loons to Victory

Loons win five-of-six games for third consecutive week
June 26, 2022

From Friday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 7, the Great Lakes Loons went 1-3. Since then, they’ve won 15 of their last 17 games. Nobody in affiliated baseball is as hot as the Great Lakes Loons, and that continued Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., as Great

Four Late Runs Propel Loons to Series Win in Fort Wayne

Great Lakes scores two runs each in sixth and seventh innings
June 25, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons had a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning Saturday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind. After the first, it became 3-1. Then 3-2 after three. Then in the fifth, the Fort Wayne TinCaps took a 4-3 lead. The Loons wasted no

DeLuca Double Delivers Fifth Straight Loons Win

Peto shines with 4+ innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball
June 19, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – For the second straight game, the Great Lakes Loons surrendered a lead to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond, they got their second straight game-winning double. The hero this time was Jonny Deluca, who hit a two-run RBI two-bagger in the sixth inning to

One-Hit Shutout Performance Propels Loons to Victory

Great Lakes gets some early offense and cruises to 5-0 win
June 15, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With one of the best pitching staffs in the Midwest League, the Great Lakes Loons have seen their fair share of stellar team pitching performances in the 2022 season. None better than Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. Five Loons pitchers combined to one-hit the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Loons Sweep Division-Leading Dragons in Dayton Doubleheader

Great Lakes earns pair of one-run victories
June 10, 2022

This season, the Dayton Dragons have proved they are a tough team to beat. Which makes it all the more impressive that the Great Lakes Loons were able to beat them twice in one day. The Loons took both games of a doubleheader at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio,

Hurt No-Hits Fort Wayne in Rain-Shortened Series Finale

Loons offense explodes for eight runs in first three frames
June 5, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Don’t believe the Rolling Stones – sometimes, you can always get what you want. The Great Lakes Loons proved that on Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond. The Loons offense exploded for eight runs in the first three innings while starter Kyle Hurt no-hit the Fort Wayne TinCaps

Late Lansing Offense Pushes Lugnuts Over Loons in Pitchers’ Duel

Both starting pitchers toss five innings of one-run ball
May 21, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons came into Saturday night’s game at Dow Diamond riding a three-game winning streak, thanks to great pitching and timely offense over the last three contests. On Saturday, it was the Lansing Lugnuts who used that formula. In a game that began as a

Early Offense Lets Loons Withstand Late Lugnuts Surge

Great Lakes scores eight runs in first five innings
May 19, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons had their offense working early Thursday night at Dow Diamond, as they exploded for eight runs in the first five innings against the Lansing Lugnuts. Good thing. Lansing did not go quiet into that good night, scoring four runs in the seventh inning

Loons Outlast Captains in High-Octane Series Finale

Two teams combine for 19 runs, 24 hits; Loons win third straight series
May 15, 2022

In the first five games of a six-game series this week at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains scored no more than 10 total runs in a game, with either team scoring more than six runs just once. In the final game of

Late-Inning Drama Serves Loons Second Straight Heartbreak

Loons get game-tying hits in eighth and ninth innings before walk-off loss
May 13, 2022

For a second straight night, the Great Lakes Loons had a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game. And for a second straight night, the Lake County Captains retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth. On Friday night at Classic Park

Three Longballs Lead Loons over Lake County

DeLuca has his second two-homer game; Rios hits his first Great Lakes blast
May 10, 2022

In the Tuesday midday contest at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons only mustered six hits. Good thing three of them left the yard. The Loons used the longball to topple the Lake County Captains, 4-1, winning their sixth-straight contest. Good thing, too, that the Loons pitchers

Alcantara’s Eighth-Inning Double Leads Loons to Fifth Consecutive Win

Loons get three hitless frames from Malisheski, two scoreless from Smith
May 8, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – On Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons battled back from a three-run deficit to take the lead in the fifth inning, but the Beloit Sky Carp tied the game in the seventh inning. For the second straight day, the Loons swung momentum back their

Well-Rounded Performance Gives Loons Fourth Consecutive Win

Loons never trail after four-run second inning
May 7, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons never trailed on Saturday night at Dow Diamond, but the Beloit Sky Carp certainly had some momentum, scoring runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to pull themselves within two runs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Loons found

Sparkling Pitching Gives Loons Second-Straight Win

Great Lakes shuts out West Michigan in final eight innings
April 27, 2022

For the second day in a row, the Great Lakes Loons found themselves in an early deficit. On Wednesday afternoon at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Loons trailed the West Michigan Whitecaps, 1-0, after the first inning. And for the second day in a row, Great Lakes battled

Loons Pitchers Outduel Lake County in Series Opener

Five Great Lakes pitchers allow just one run, four hits
April 19, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the first eight contests for the Great Lakes Loons this season, they scored the first runs of the game. In six of those games, they were later outscored and ended up with the loss. On Tuesday night at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., a different story.

Eleven-Inning Marathon Goes Peoria’s Way

Bizarre contest capped off by walk-off sacrifice fly
April 17, 2022

This game had everything. Extra innings? Of course. Pitch clock violations? You know it. Two ejections, a seven-minute inning break, and a truck driving onto the field? … what? After all was said and done Saturday, the Peoria Chiefs picked up their fourth win in a row over the Great

Three-Run Seventh Dooms Loons in Peoria

Loons strike first, but held to just one hit in final five frames
April 14, 2022

In the first four innings of the Great Lakes Loons’ contest Thursday night, they scored two runs on five hits, and were tied with the Peoria Chiefs at two apiece after the fourth inning. After that, the bats fell cold. The Loons batters had just one hit in the final

Late Whitecaps Rally Secures Series for West Michigan

DeLuca homers, drives in two runs in the loss
April 10, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the seventh inning Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond, the West Michigan Whitecaps were tied with the Great Lakes Loons, 3-3. After the eighth, the Whitecaps took a 5-3 lead, still well within reach for the home side. When the Loons picked up the bats in the