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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

Back and Forth Battle Bends Dayton’s Way

Dragons come back from 6-2 first inning deficit
June 30, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Great Lakes Loons surged to a 6-2 lead Thursday night at Dow Diamond. But the Dayton Dragons would not go away. They scored a pair in the third and one in the fourth before dropping a five-spot in

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

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

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

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

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

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 Shine in Dayton as the Rain Pours

Two-hour rain delay in the fourth; Williams strikes out eight straight
June 12, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons ended one of their best road trips in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday. The series finale against the Dayton Dragons went the Loons way at Day Air Ballpark. Another rainy day as the down pour began in the fourth causing a two-hour delay. Great Lakes (33-24) led

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 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

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

Four-Run First Flips Game in Loons’ Favor on Parks and Rec Night

Great Lakes scores four runs on three hits in the first inning, first five batters reach base
June 2, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – On Wednesday at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons fell behind the Fort Wayne TinCaps early, but took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame. On Thursday night, they did the same thing. This time, it was the first inning in which the Loons

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

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

Seven Runs in Final Two Innings Lead Loons to Series Win

Vivas drives in three with a trio of hits; DeLuca hits 12th longball
May 22, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With nobody out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Great Lakes Loons trailed by a run and Jorbit Vivas stepped to the plate. Vivas collected his 13th hit of the week, a two-run double up the right field line, to put

Four-Run Seventh Carries Loons to Victory

Jose Ramos gives Great Lakes late lead
May 18, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the Great Lakes Loons scored two runs in the first inning and took a 3-2 lead in the second frame, the Lansing Lugnuts jumped out to a 4-3 advantage in the third frame and kept the Loons’ bats quiet. In innings three through seven Wednesday night

Loons Double-Crossed by Home Runs, Fall to Lugnuts

Great Lakes scores four in first three innings, but none after
May 17, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons bats were loud early on Tuesday morning at Dow Diamond, scoring four runs in the first three innings and taking an early 4-1 lead. Once morning turned afternoon, though, it was the Lansing Lugnuts that made all the noise. Lansing scored six unanswered