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Offensive Woes Continue in Series-Opening Loss to West Michigan

Loons collect six hits but are shutout for fourth game in last nine
September 6, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – After mustering seven hits across 14 innings in a doubleheader Sunday, six hits in nine frames Tuesday is certainly an improvement for the Great Lakes Loons. Plus, it bested the five hits collected by the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Loons continued to lack in the run

Fort Wayne Tosses One-Hit Shutout

Loons stifled by combo of Jose Espada and Nick Thwaits
August 27, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Against the Lansing Lugnuts last week, the Great Lakes Loons were the best offense in the Midwest League, averaging eight runs per game. Against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Dow Diamond this week, the Loons have now been shut out twice in five games. Saturday night was

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,

Two Homers Provide the Offense in Shutout Victory for Loons

Vivas and Cartaya go deep to support strong pitching performance
August 13, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Peoria Chiefs entered this series at Dow Diamond as the team with the most runs in the Midwest League since the All-Star break, spanning the previous 15 games. Saturday night, the Great Lakes Loons shut them out for the second time in three games, 6-0, 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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

Sparkling Pitching Gives Loons Second-Straight Win

Great Lakes shuts out West Michigan in final eight innings
April 27, 2022

For the second day in a row, the Great Lakes Loons found themselves in an early deficit. On Wednesday afternoon at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Loons trailed the West Michigan Whitecaps, 1-0, after the first inning. And for the second day in a row, Great Lakes battled

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

Late Loons Rally Falls Short in Peoria Series Finale

For second straight day, Chiefs get walk-off with no hits in final inning
April 17, 2022

Entering the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill., the Great Lakes Loons had been held scoreless and had mustered just four hits, all singles. In the eighth, the rally began. The Loons scored five runs on five hits in the frame, including three

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

Alcantara Shines in Season-Opening Loss

Dominican outfielder homers in first Loons at-bat, finishes night 2-for-4
April 8, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Ismael Alcantara stood in for his first at-bat in a Loons uniform, having just watched the two batters before him strike out in the bottom of the second inning. Alcantara, a native of the Dominican Republic, played in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., all of last season, in much

Lewis’ Grand Slam Sends Quakes to Win

May 6, 2021

Brandon Lewis smashed a go-ahead grand slam in the second inning and the Quakes never looked back, as Rancho won for a second straight night in San Bernardino, defeating the 66ers by a final of 12-6. Trailing 2-0 after just one inning, Rancho immediately responded against Inland starter John Swanda.