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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

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 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

Pepinillos Picantes Pummel Four Home Runs to Down Fort Wayne

Just one Great Lakes hit was not a homer
August 26, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons were struggling on offense coming into the fifth inning Friday night at Dow Diamond. In the first four frames, just one batter had reached against the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Loons had no hits and they trailed 2-0. Then came the firepower. In

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

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

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

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

Lake County Outslugs Loons to Win Series

Captains make up for four errors with four homers
August 7, 2022

The Lake County Captains pitching staff couldn’t have been too happy with their fielders, who committed four errors against the Great Lakes Loons at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, on Sunday night. The Captains pitchers probably forgave the position players because of their performance at the plate. 11 runs on

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

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

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 Homers Drive Loons to Third Straight Win

Vargas homers twice; Ramos two-run shot puts Loons ahead for good
July 29, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – When the Great Lakes Loons came to bat in the sixth inning Friday at Dow Diamond, they trailed the Lansing Lugnuts for the first time all night. They didn’t trail for long. A two-run homer from Jose Ramos put the Loons in front, then Imanol Vargas hit

Hot Start Propels Camels over Lugnuts

Great Lakes scores seven runs in first two frames
July 27, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the Lansing Lugnuts scored three runs in the top of the first inning Wednesday at Dow Diamond, they had scored nine unanswered runs against the Great Lakes Loons to begin a six-game set. What did the Loons do? They answered. Great Lakes, playing Wednesday as the

Five-Run West Michigan Seventh Inning Dooms Loons

Loons and Whitecaps go back and forth before late offensive explosion
July 24, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Coming into this three-game series against the Great Lakes Loons, the West Michigan Whitecaps scored the most runs per game of any team in the Midwest League. In the first two games at Dow Diamond, the Whitecaps scored just five runs on 10 total hits. Sunday afternoon,

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

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,

Great Lakes and Quad Cities Swap Shutouts in Doubleheader

Ramos hits third home run of series; Loons almost no-hit in game two
July 16, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons and the Quad Cities River Bandits played 14 innings of baseball Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. The game on Friday night was postponed due to wet grounds, so two were played Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. EST. The Loons (52-33) took game one

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

Ramos homers twice in one frame for Loons

Dodgers No. 14 prospect plates professional-best seven runs
July 13, 2022

There are less than 20 MLB players from Panama, but on Tuesday, Jose Ramos showed why he may be the next Major Leaguer to come out of his country. The No. 14 Dodgers prospect homered twice in one inning and finished 3-for-5 with a career-high seven RBIs in High-A Great