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De Jesus Hits for Cycle; Loons Rewrite History Books in Win

Great Lakes has one of most prolific offensive nights in franchise history
June 16, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Nine doubles – a franchise record. 12 extra-base hits – tied for a franchise record. Season highs in countless other offensive statistics. And to top it all off, Alex De Jesus becomes just the second Great Lakes Loon to ever hit for the cycle. It’s safe to

Four-Run Sixth Not Enough for Loons; Wisconsin Wins Series Opener

Loons tie things up in sixth inning, but are unable to continue five-game winning streak
June 14, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took a 3-0 lead before the Great Lakes Loons came to bat, things were not looking up for the home side. The Loons got two runs before the visitors put up another three-spot to take a four-run advantage – again, an uphill

Loons Pitching Dismantles Dayton Offense and Win in Eleven Innings

Great Lakes strikes out 16 batters; Dayton strands tying run at third base
June 10, 2022

On Friday at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio, The Great Lakes Loons were looking to secure a series split early after sweeping a double-header the day before. The Dayton Dragons haven’t lost a single series in the 2022 season and were looking to tie the series up at two

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,

Seventh-Inning Explosion Puts Dayton Out of Reach in Series Opener

Loons tie the game in third inning; Dayton takes the lead for good in the fifth
June 7, 2022

On Sunday at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons scored eight runs and won easily – 8-0 over the Fort Wayne TinCaps. On Tuesday at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio, the Loons put up another eight runs, but things didn’t exactly go their way in the series opener against

Loons notch first triple play of the year

Five Great Lakes players combine to achieve the feat in wild fashion
June 4, 2022

It's been 60 days since the Minor League season kicked off, and if you're a fan of milestones, you haven't been disappointed so far. There have been multiple three-homer games by prospects, many exciting no-hitters across the league and a few cycles also sprinkled in to this point. However, the

Triple Play, Four-Run Ninth Not Enough for Great Lakes

Excitement in the game’s final frame can’t push Loons out of early hole
June 3, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the ninth inning Friday night at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons put on quite the show. In the top of the frame, they turned their first triple play in a decade. In the bottom half, they plated four runs on four hits. The bad news?

Loons Early Lead Evaporates Quickly, Cubs Take Series Finale

Five of game’s 12 runs score in first innings; Loons threaten in ninth but fall short
May 29, 2022

At Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend, Ind., Sunday night, the Great Lakes Loons needed a win to split the series. In the ninth inning, trailing the South Bend Cubs by four runs, found themselves down to their final out with nobody on base. Eddys Leonard reached

Seven-Run Eighth Inning Pushes Loons Past South Bend

Great Lakes scores 13 runs on 10 hits, takes advantage of walks and errors
May 29, 2022

In the pitch clock era, it is rarer and rarer to see a nine-inning game go past three hours, let alone over three and a half hours. The Great Lakes Loons and South Bend Cubs found a way Saturday night at Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend,

South Bend Barrage Too Much for Loons to Handle

ubs score in five of eight offensive innings while holding Great Lakes to five hits
May 27, 2022

After being shut out Thursday on four hits, the Great Lakes Loons were more resourceful with their four hits Friday night, scoring four runs. Unfortunately, the South Bend Cubs were even more efficient. The Cubs scored 11 on just eight hits, downing the Loons, 11-4, at Four Winds Field at

Loons Fall in South Bend Opener after Climbing Out of First-Inning Hole

May 24, 2022

Before the first out was recorded in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night, the South Bend Cubs had put five men on base with three walks and two doubles. Four of those runners would score in the first frame. The Great Lakes Loons were down 4-0 before their

Two-Homer Fourth Blasts Loons Over Lugnuts

After January and Vargas go deep in the same frame, Great Lakes never trails
May 20, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With the wind whipping out to left field Friday night at Dow Diamond, you’d expect that there were a lot of homers by right-handed hitters. Instead, the Great Lakes Loons use two fourth-inning home runs by two lefties, one to centerfield and one to right, to lift

Five Longballs Lift Loons over Lake County

Offensive explosion paired with excellent pitching and defense for 8-2 victory
May 14, 2022

In the last two games at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons had scored a total of four runs, and lost both contests. On Saturday night, the Loons had four in the third inning, and seven runs by the fourth. The Loons exploded offensively, using five home

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

Late Loons Offense Supports Another Excellent Pitching Night

Sixth-inning Valera homer puts Great Lakes in front for good
May 6, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the top of the third inning Friday night at Dow Diamond, the Beloit Sky Carp had the bases loaded with nobody out. The Great Lakes Loons opted to keep their infield back, content to cede a run if it meant turning two, trusting that their offense

Loons Sweep Doubleheader over Beloit, Pitching Staff Excels

Great Lakes arms allow just one run in fourteen innings
May 5, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In a long baseball season, facing adversity is often less important than how you respond to adversity. On Wednesday night, the Great Lakes Loons faced adversity, losing a game despite one-hitting the Beloit Sky Carp. The Loons responded well Thursday night to that adversity. The Loons defeated

Loons Extend Winning Streak to Five Games Before Splitting Twin Bill

Great Lakes allows just one run in first game, scores just two in second
May 1, 2022

After winning the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, 3-1, at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons had the chance to be the first team in Midwest League history to sweep a six-game series on the road. They came up just short. The West Michigan Whitecaps

Bullpen Strong Again as Loons Win Third Straight

Great Lakes relievers combine for five innings of shutout baseball
April 28, 2022

Sometimes in baseball, you have to take what you’re given. On Thursday night at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons did just that. The Loons scored four unearned runs against the West Michigan Whitecaps, taking advantage of two Whitecaps errors to win their third-straight game, 4-1.

Efficient Offense Leads Loons to Series-Opening Victory

Great Lakes leaves just three runners aboard, scores seven on eight hits
April 26, 2022

Entering play Tuesday night, the Great Lakes Loons had won just one game in which they trailed, and in that contest, they only had to come back from a one-run deficit. At LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the West Michigan Whitecaps got out to an early 4-1 lead in

Peoria Pitching Keeps Loons Quiet, Chiefs Sweep Doubleheader

Great Lakes scores just three runs in seventeen innings
April 16, 2022

A final line of three runs on six hits would indicate a cold offensive night in a standard nine-inning game. Let alone 17 innings. In a doubleheader Friday night at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill., that’s all the Great Lakes Loons could muster, as they lose both games to the

Early Explosion of Longballs Leads Loons to Victory

Great Lakes scores in each of the first five innings, wins first road game of '22
April 12, 2022

In the first series of the year, three games at Dow Diamond over the weekend, the Great Lakes Loons scored a total of 10 runs. On Tuesday night at Dozer Field in Peoria, Ill., the Loons had 12 runs after the fourth inning. The Loons used four home runs and

Hops capture third NWL championship

January singles in go-ahead run in winner-take-all Game 5
September 12, 2019

On the night Hillsboro secured a spot in the Northwest League Championship Series, first-year manager Javier Colina made a bold statement."This team] is going to deliver," he said. "We have the best team in the league. There's no doubt in my mind."It took all five games, but the Hops proved

January, Hillsboro continue on in September

Catcher plates three runs as Hops make first Finals since 2015
September 6, 2019

Class A Short Season Hillsboro hadn't hopped into the Northwest League Finals since 2015. Ryan January helped change that fortune Thursday.The Arizona catching prospect plated three runs as the Hops punched their ticket to the Championship Series by sweeping Salem-Keizer with a 6-3 victory in the best-of-3 series.

Hops Will Play For Third NWL Title

Hillsboro sweeps South Division playoff series with 6-3 win at Salem-Keizer
September 6, 2019

There will be more baseball at Ron Tonkin Field this year.The Hillsboro Hops will head to the Northwest League Championship Series for the third time in the team's seven-year history following a 6-3 win at Salem-Keizer and a two games to none sweep of the South Division series.

English & January --- 5 RBIs apiece -- Lead Hops to Win

English hits first Hops grand slam in three years
September 1, 2019

BOISE, IDAHO --- Tristin English and Ryan January each collected five RBIs --- accounting for all of the Hillsboro Hops' runs --- in the team's 10-3 win at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. English had the biggest blow of the night, a seventh-inning grand slam to put the Hops up