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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

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

Loons Drop Series Finale in Lansing

Lugnuts outscore Loons, 11-7; each team collected 14 hits
August 21, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – In a three-game winning streak against the Lansing Lugnuts, the Great Lakes Loons scored 12 runs in each game. On Sunday at Jackson Field, they needed to score 12, but only mustered seven. The Lugnuts salvage a series finale victory, 11-7, but the Loons win the set

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

Pitchers’ Duel Ends with Loons’ Walk-Off Single in 10th Inning

Great Lakes wins fifth straight game, third shutout in last four
August 14, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Great Lakes Loons righty Emmet Sheehan faced off against Peoria Chiefs righty Inohan Paniagua on Tuesday at Dow Diamond, and each pitcher allowed one run before the Chiefs won, 7-1. On Sunday, they faced off again, and both improved on their performance from earlier in the week.

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

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

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

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 Drop Series Finale Via Walk-Off Against Quad Cities

Great Lakes finishes 6-6 on road trip; Erased five-run deficit
July 17, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons and the Quad Cities River Bandits wrapped up a six-game road trip Sunday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. It was the tail end of the longest road trip for the Loons and was the final game before the All-Star Break. Great Lakes (52-34,

Loons Blanked Again, Fall in Series Finale in Lansing

Great Lakes held to one run or fewer in three of last four games
July 10, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons tallied seven runs on 14 hits to defeat the Lansing Lugnuts at Jackson Field on Saturday night. They must’ve used up their allotment. The Loons were held to no runs on five hits Sunday afternoon, losing the series finale to the Lugnuts, 4-0.

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

Hit Parade Leads Loons over Lugnuts

Great Lakes tallies 13 hits in contest, registers at least one in eight of nine innings
July 6, 2022

Putting all of your starting nine on base over the course of the game? That’s a good sign. Registering a base hit in eight of nine innings? Also a good sign. Those signs pointed to a Great Lakes Loons victory, 5-1, over the Lansing Lugnuts at Jackson Field in Lansing,

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 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

Three Longballs Lead Loons over Lake County

DeLuca has his second two-homer game; Rios hits his first Great Lakes blast
May 10, 2022

In the Tuesday midday contest at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons only mustered six hits. Good thing three of them left the yard. The Loons used the longball to topple the Lake County Captains, 4-1, winning their sixth-straight contest. Good thing, too, that the Loons pitchers

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

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