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Back-to-Back Blasts Bolster Loons in Series Win

Great Lakes holds Lansing to just one run, five hits
July 31, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the first 93 games of the Midwest League season, the Great Lakes Loons did not have back-to-back homers. In their last three games, they’ve accomplished that feat twice. Aldrich De Jongh and Luis Yanel Diaz left the yard in back-to-back at-bats in the fourth inning Sunday

Cartaya’s Two-Homer Night Powers Loons over Lugnuts

No. 1 prospect in Dodgers’ system drives in four runs
July 28, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In his first at-bat Thursday night at Dow Diamond, Diego Cartaya smacked a two-run home run that nearly left the park entirely. In his second at-bat, his second two-run shot did leave the park and landed on Buttles Street. Cartaya provided the firepower for the Great Lakes

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

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

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 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,

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 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

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

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

Stagnant Offense Spells End of Seven-Game Winning Streak

Loons muster just one run, lose despite allowing only one earned run
May 12, 2022

All good things must come to an end. For the Great Lakes Loons, they had quite the good thing going: a seven-game winning streak. While their pitching staff had another excellent night, their offense struggled Thursday night at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, and the Loons fell to the Lake

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

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

Loons Shut Out on Chilly Wednesday Night

Two multi-run innings for Lake County doom Loons
April 20, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – On Tuesday night at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons strung a few hits together in one frame, and used the big inning to take down the Lake County Captains, while their pitching staff kept the Captains quiet. On Wednesday night, turnabout is fair play. Lake County

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.

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

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