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Leonard and Gamboa Earn Texas League Honors

May 8, 2023

Two Tulsa Drillers players have accomplished something for the first time since the 2019 season, as Eddys Leonard has been named the Texas League's Player of the Week, and Alec Gamboa has been named the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week. It is the third and fourth time a Drillers

Loons’ Season Ends in Hard-Fought Battle

Title quest ends in MWL Eastern Division Championship Series
September 16, 2022

After an incredibly successful season and a first-half division title, the Great Lakes Loons’ 2022 campaign came to its untimely end Friday night at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich. The Loons went to Eastlake, Ohio, on Tuesday and won game one of the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series over

Loons Dominate Lake County to Open Playoffs

September 13, 2022

EASTLAKE, Ohio – The Great Lakes Loons were hobbling at the end of the regular season, losers of eight of their final 11 games. Rolling into Classic Park on Tuesday night, the Loons looked a lot more like the team that won the first half title. The Loons dominated the

Whitecaps Walk Off Loons in Crazy 10-Inning Comeback

Loons had a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth
September 10, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons felt like they had something figured out Saturday night. In nine innings of offense, they collected four runs on nine hits and took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning. And when the West Michigan Whitecaps came to the

Whitecaps Ride Waves in Back-and-Forth Contest, Defeat Loons

West Michigan gave up and reclaimed the lead in sixth inning
September 8, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – After the West Michigan Whitecaps held them hitless in the first five innings, the Great Lakes Loons exploded for four runs on four hits in the sixth frame Thursday to take a 5-4 lead. In the bottom of the sixth inning at LMCU Ballpark, West Michigan

Ramirez Sets the Tone in Three-Hit Shutout Victory

September 7, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons were shut out Tuesday night and allowed three runs to the West Michigan Whitecaps. On Wednesday night at LMCU Ballpark, they flipped the script entirely. Great Lakes pitching held the Whitecaps offense in check Wednesday, allowing just three hits and two walks

Walk-off Homer Caps Doubleheader Split in Home Finale

Austin Gauthier’s first homer for Great Lakes walks it off
September 4, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After dropping the first game of a doubleheader against the Lake County Captains, the Great Lakes Loons had lost four of five to Lake County and had been shut out in four of their last nine contests. A slumping offense was looking for a spark. When Austin

Loons Pitchers Outduel Lake County for Shutout Victory

September 2, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons had lost three straight games to the Lake County Captains and were looking for a spark to break them out of that funk. A shutout with just four hits allowed and 12 strikeouts by the Loons’ pitching staff? That’ll do the trick. Great

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

Lake County Uses Late Offense to Take Series Opener

Captains score runs in three of final four frames
August 30, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – When Kendall Williams, the Great Lakes Loons’ starting pitcher, exited the game after six innings Tuesday having done his job, but his team trailed the Lake County Captains 2-1 at Dow Diamond. If his team could come back and tie it, he could avoid a tough-luck loss.

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

Loons Stay Hot on Offense, Club Three Homers in Series Opening Win

Great Lakes collects at least 12 runs for the fourth game in last five
August 23, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The last time the Great Lakes Loons began a home series, they and the Peoria Chiefs combined for 15 hits, only one for extra bases. In the series opening game Tuesday against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Dow Diamond, five of the Loons’ first six hits went

Cheaper by the Dozen: Loons Score 12 Runs for Third Straight Game

Great Lakes pitching holds Lansing to one run on four hits
August 20, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – Three times against the Lansing Lugnuts this season, the Great Lakes Loons couldn’t buy a run. Over the most recent three games at Jackson Field, they’ve bought them by the dozen. For the third straight game, the Loons scored 12 runs Saturday against Lansing, defeating the Lugnuts,

Back-to-Back 12-Run Performances Lead to Back-to-Back Wins

Great Lakes explodes for five-run seventh inning
August 19, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons had limited success against the Lansing Lugnuts pitching staff – until a 12-3 win on Thursday. Friday at Jackson Field, the Loons exploded again – another 12-run performance. Great Lakes used a five-run seventh inning to dispatch the Lansing Lugnuts, 12-7, and take

Loons Lambast Lugnuts with 12-Run Frenzy

Loons collect 14 hits, at least one from every batter
August 18, 2022

In 20 games against the Great Lakes Loons this season, the Lansing Lugnuts pitching staff had done pretty darn well. The pitching staff with one of the highest ERAs in the Midwest League all season long, Lansing had shut out the Loons three times and was holding Great Lakes to

Four-Run Fifth Propels Lansing over Great Lakes

Loons led in fourth inning before Lansing four-run frame
August 17, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons put up the first multi-run inning of their series with the Lansing Lugnuts, scoring two runs in the fourth inning Wednesday night at Jackson Field in Lansing, Mich. Lansing doubled that in the next frame. The Lugnuts used a four-run fifth inning to power their way

Great Lakes Pitching Staff Continues Stellar Run to Defeat Lansing

Loons have allowed just one run in their last three games
August 16, 2022

After two straight shutouts to wrap up a series against the Peoria Chiefs, the Great Lakes Loons pitching staff was on a roll. While they didn’t shut out the Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday night, they still carried the team to victory. Great Lakes made it six wins in a row

Loons Club Three Homers to Down Peoria in Slugfest

Vargas hits his third grand slam, Loons record seventh slam of season
August 12, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons had a total of three extra base hits in the first three games of the series against the Peoria Chiefs at Dow Diamond. On Friday night, they had four in the first five innings alone. Great Lakes used three home runs to outlast

Nastrini Tosses Six Scoreless in Loons Three-Hit Shutout Victory

Great Lakes and Peoria combine for 12 hits, all singles in 2-0 Loons win
August 11, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Coming into Thursday’s game at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons had won nine of the last 10 starts by Nick Nastrini. But in the last three, Nastrini had allowed multiple earned runs in each start. That ended Thursday. Nastrini pitched six scoreless innings, leading the Loons

Loons Comeback Effort Too Little, Too Late

Lake County jumps out to 5-0 lead before Great Lakes scores three in eighth inning
August 6, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons needed three runs in the late innings Thursday night to send the game to extras, and they got them. Saturday night at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, they got three runs in the eighth inning – but this time they needed more, and they couldn’t find

Captains Pull Off Extra-Innings Victory to Overcome Loons’ 5-Run Lead

Great Lakes takes 5-0 lead before Lake County scores six unanswered
August 5, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons were riding high in the fourth inning Friday night at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio. They were coming off of two straight wins, including a walk-off win Thursday, and had a 5-0 lead going into the home half of the fourth. That feeling would come to

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

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