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TinCaps Blank Loons in First Half Finale

Loons pitch well, but offense falls short
June 23, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons have scored 110 runs so far in June, good for tops in the Midwest League Eastern division since the start of the month. Thursday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Loons could not muster a single one. A day after clinching the first-half

Playoff Bound: Loons Come Back in Eighth Inning to Punch Their Ticket

Alcantara two-out, two-run single, plus Dayton loss, seals Loons’ first-half title
June 22, 2022

On Wednesday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Great Lakes Loons trailed the Fort Wayne TinCaps at two separate points in the contest. The way the Loons are playing right now, that did not matter. In the eighth inning, Ismael Alcantara delivered a two-out, two-run single to

Hurt, Lockhart Combine for Two-Hit Shutout

Great Lakes wins on debut night of los Pepinillos Picantes del Norte alternate identity
June 17, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons have won in many different styles this season. On Thursday night, it was an offensive explosion of 13 runs on 19 hits that propelled the Loons to victory. On Friday night, it was excellent pitching and just enough offense. The Loons took the

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

Loons Win Second Rain Shortened Game of the Week

Great Lakes takes early lead; Game called in top of the seventh
June 11, 2022

On Saturday at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons gave the Dayton Dragons their first series loss of the 2022 season. The game was postponed due to rain in the top of the seventh with Great Lakes leading 5-2 with two on and two out. After

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

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

Early Fort Wayne Fireworks Enough to Outlast Late Loons Surge

Loons score seven of final nine runs in game, but Fort Wayne had six in first two frames
June 4, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – For the second night in a row, the Great Lakes Loons dug themselves into an early hole at Dow Diamond. And for the second night in a row, the Fort Wayne TinCaps did enough early on Saturday night to win the game. The Loons made it close

Three-Run Ninth Pushes Loons Over South Bend

Great Lakes gives up three in ninth, but has enough offense to withstand it
May 25, 2022

A three-run ninth inning can be enough to spell disaster. The South Bend Cubs scored three in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon. Luckily, the Great Lakes Loons scored three in the top of the ninth. That, in combination with a run in the fifth inning, was enough

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

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

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

Saturday Whitecaps-Loons Tilt Rained Out

Series will wrap up with doubleheader Sunday
April 30, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons will have to wait one more day to try to extend their four-game winning streak over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Saturday’s contest at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will play

Late Leonard Longball Lifts Loons to Fourth Consecutive Win

Stone tosses first five-inning start for Loons of the year, allowing no runs
April 29, 2022

In what was a true pitchers’ duel Friday night at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons were able to manufacture two runs in the first six frames before the West Michigan Whitecaps tied it up in the bottom of the sixth inning. The game was tied

Captains Rally Late to Steal Series Split with Loons

Loons offense explodes early, Captains mount comeback
April 24, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the first four innings at Dow Diamond on Sunday afternoon, the Great Lakes Loons had a 6-0 lead over the Lake County Captains. After that, it was all Captains. Lake County scored nine unanswered runs in the final five frames to defeat the Loons, 9-6, in

Great Lakes Splits Doubleheader with Lake County

Loons take first contest in an afternoon of tremendous pitching
April 23, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Coming into a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons knew they had a tall task ahead of them. Lake County, High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, had its organization’s first- and second-round draft picks from 2021 scheduled to throw in the two games

Wednesday Night Game Between Loons and Chiefs Postponed

Contest in Peoria rained out, makeup date to be announced
April 13, 2022

After the Great Lakes Loons began their first road series of the season with a 15-2 win Tuesday night in Peoria, Ill., mother nature got in the way of the second game of the series. Wednesday night’s game between the Loons and the Peoria Chiefs, originally scheduled for 7:35 Eastern,

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