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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

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

Cartaya’s Big Night Leads Camels to Walk-Off Win

Camels catcher homers to tie the game as part of 3-for-3 day
August 10, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With only 16 more chances to see the No. 1 prospect in the Dodgers’ organization, Diego Cartaya rewarded the 2,795 fans that came Wednesday night to Dow Diamond to see him and the Great Lakes Camels. Cartaya went 3-for-3 at the plate, including a game-tying home run

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

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

Whitecaps Pitchers Outduel Loons

Great Lakes scores a run in ninth inning, but strands tying run on second
July 23, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – On Friday night at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons scored 12 runs on 10 hits against the West Michigan Whitecaps. On Saturday night, the two teams combined for five runs and nine hits. The pitchers’ duel went the way of the visitors as West Michigan comes

Loons Come Back in Second Straight to Win in Extras

Great Lakes scores in both tenth and eleventh; Leave fourteen runners on base
July 13, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons found themselves behind for the second straight game against the Quad Cities River Bandits Wednesday night. After trailing 3-1, the Loons forced extra innings at Modern Woodmen Park. Great Lakes (51-32) left a season-high fourteen runners on base as they won 5-4 in eleven innings. Quad

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

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 –

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

Four-Run Sixth Not Enough for Loons; Wisconsin Wins Series Opener

Loons tie things up in sixth inning, but are unable to continue five-game winning streak
June 14, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took a 3-0 lead before the Great Lakes Loons came to bat, things were not looking up for the home side. The Loons got two runs before the visitors put up another three-spot to take a four-run advantage – again, an uphill

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 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

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 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

Five Longballs Lift Loons over Lake County

Offensive explosion paired with excellent pitching and defense for 8-2 victory
May 14, 2022

In the last two games at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons had scored a total of four runs, and lost both contests. On Saturday night, the Loons had four in the third inning, and seven runs by the fourth. The Loons exploded offensively, using five home

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

Alcantara’s Eighth-Inning Double Leads Loons to Fifth Consecutive Win

Loons get three hitless frames from Malisheski, two scoreless from Smith
May 8, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – On Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons battled back from a three-run deficit to take the lead in the fifth inning, but the Beloit Sky Carp tied the game in the seventh inning. For the second straight day, the Loons swung momentum back their

Beloit Takes Series Opener Despite Notching One Hit

Loons pitchers allow one unearned run on one hit
May 4, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons pitching staff was dealing on Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. They allowed zero earned runs on just one hit. Despite that, they took the loss. The Beloit Sky Carp got one run across the board in the top of the seventh inning on

Bullpen Strong Again as Loons Win Third Straight

Great Lakes relievers combine for five innings of shutout baseball
April 28, 2022

Sometimes in baseball, you have to take what you’re given. On Thursday night at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons did just that. The Loons scored four unearned runs against the West Michigan Whitecaps, taking advantage of two Whitecaps errors to win their third-straight game, 4-1.

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

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 Walks All Over Lake County

Loons score nine runs on eight hits and nine walks
April 21, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With the new pitch clock rules in place across Minor League Baseball, a three-hour-long game is nearly impossible. On Thursday night at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains combined for 12 runs, 15 hits, five errors, three hit batsmen and 20 walks. Final