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Wild 10th Inning Dooms Loons to Third Straight Loss

September 1, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After some low offensive performances in the first two games of a series at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons put up five runs in nine innings and were hoping for an extra-innings, walk-off win to give them some momentum. Instead, the Lake County Captains scored three

Early Offense, Solid Pitching Secures Loons Series Victory

August 28, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Coming into Sunday’s series finale at Dow Diamond against the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Great Lakes Loons had been held scoreless for 10 consecutive innings. They broke that streak in the first inning. Great Lakes scored four runs in the first three innings and used some terrific

Pepinillos Picantes Pummel Four Home Runs to Down Fort Wayne

Just one Great Lakes hit was not a homer
August 26, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons were struggling on offense coming into the fifth inning Friday night at Dow Diamond. In the first four frames, just one batter had reached against the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Loons had no hits and they trailed 2-0. Then came the firepower. In

Loons Set Single-Season Strikeout Record in Doubleheader Split

Great Lakes offense stays hot for 9-4 win, goes cold in 3-0 loss
August 26, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons have been one of the best strikeout teams in Minor League Baseball this season, entering the series with the Fort Wayne TinCaps ranked third in all of MiLB in pitcher strikeouts. In a doubleheader Thursday night, they cemented their legacy as the best

Lake County Outslugs Loons to Win Series

Captains make up for four errors with four homers
August 7, 2022

The Lake County Captains pitching staff couldn’t have been too happy with their fielders, who committed four errors against the Great Lakes Loons at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, on Sunday night. The Captains pitchers probably forgave the position players because of their performance at the plate. 11 runs on

Loons First to 60 Wins in MWL with Dramatic 11-Inning Comeback

Great Lakes hits back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth
August 4, 2022

In the top of the ninth inning Thursday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons found themselves down to their final strike, trailing by three, with the tying run in the on-deck circle. Jose Ramos launched a two-run homer, bringing Great Lakes within a run of the

Longballs Lead Loons to Lashing of Lake County

Great Lakes hits five home runs at Classic Park for second time this season
August 3, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons hitters seem to love Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio. On May 14 at the Lake County Captains, the Loons left the yard five times, the most homers in a game for Great Lakes this season. Wednesday night, they did it again. The Loons hit five home

Lake County Walk-off Home Run Sinks Loons

Loons muster just four hits, but good pitching performance keeps them in it
August 2, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons capitalized on the longball in their most recent series, leaving the yard nine times – second-most in the Midwest League over the week. In their series opener Tuesday against the Lake County Captains, the longball bit them back. The Captains hit three blasts, including one of

Five-Run West Michigan Seventh Inning Dooms Loons

Loons and Whitecaps go back and forth before late offensive explosion
July 24, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Coming into this three-game series against the Great Lakes Loons, the West Michigan Whitecaps scored the most runs per game of any team in the Midwest League. In the first two games at Dow Diamond, the Whitecaps scored just five runs on 10 total hits. Sunday afternoon,

Pepinillos Picantes Put 12-Spot on West Michigan

Loons score 12 runs on 10 hits, just three for extra bases
July 22, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons returned home to Dow Diamond after nearly three weeks without a home game. Friday night, it was home sweet home. The Loons, playing as their alternate identity Los Pepinillos Picantes del Norte, exploded for 12 runs in an emphatic defeat of the West

Loons Score Thirteen Unanswered to Upset Quad Cities

Great Lakes score nine in the fifth; Ramos hits two home-runs in the inning
July 13, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons started the second series of their longest road trip in Davenport, Iowa Tuesday night. It marks their first visit to the Quad Cities River Bandits since 2017. The Loons were coming off their first series loss since the month of May. Quad Cities (31-51) scored six

Loons Offense Emerges Anew in Dominant Win Over Lansing

Loons register 14 hits over eight innings, all nine batters register at least one hit
July 9, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – After registering just two hits Friday at Jackson Field, the Great Lakes Loons offense was looking for a rebound. With seven runs on 14 hits Saturday night, they got one. The Loons registered a hit in every inning but the first, and the pitching staff shut out

Loons Tie Franchise Record for Runs in Beatdown of Dayton

Nine-run eighth inning doubles Loons’ score; sets new season-high for inning scoring
June 28, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Entering the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons had a 9-5 lead, but the Dragons had just scored a pair and proved that they were still in the contest. The Loons responded with – count ’em – nine runs in

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

Loons Win Wild Ten-Inning Contest in Fort Wayne

Loons blow five-run lead in final two regulation innings, only to score five in the 10th
June 24, 2022

Friday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Fort Wayne TinCaps scored five runs in the final two regulation frames to erase a 5-0 Great Lakes Loons lead and sent the game to extras. Not to be outdone, the Loons pushed five runs across in one inning –

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

Cartaya Hammers Two-Run Double to Give Chubb 100th Loons Win

Eighth-inning two-bagger part of 3-for-5 day for Cartaya
June 18, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In a rollercoaster of a contest Saturday night at Dow Diamond, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tied the game at six in the top of the eighth inning, then got the first two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Ismael Alcantara walked, then Jorbit Vivas walked, and

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 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,

Loons notch first triple play of the year

Five Great Lakes players combine to achieve the feat in wild fashion
@RobTnova24
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 Hold TinCaps to Three Hits, Use Two Homers for 3-1 Win

TinCaps held hitless in the final five frames
June 1, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After a stretch where the Loons allowed 51 runs in seven games, the Great Lakes pitching staff was looking for a return to form. They got it Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. The Loons pitchers held the Fort Wayne TinCaps to just three hits, all in the

Huge Second Inning Carries Fort Wayne to Series-Opening Win

Alex De Jesus homers in his Loons debut
May 31, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons returned home from a six-game series in which they dropped four of six games, hoping that the friendly confines of Dow Diamond would help them right the ship. It was not to be Tuesday night. The Fort Wayne TinCaps scored six runs in