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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

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

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

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

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

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 Score Thirteen Unanswered to Upset Quad Cities

Great Lakes score nine in the fifth; Ramos hits two home-runs in the inning
July 13, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons started the second series of their longest road trip in Davenport, Iowa Tuesday night. It marks their first visit to the Quad Cities River Bandits since 2017. The Loons were coming off their first series loss since the month of May. Quad Cities (31-51) scored six

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,

Ninth-Inning Fireworks Deliver Walk-Off Lansing Win

July 4, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – On Sunday at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons used a walk-off grand slam to deliver a victory over the Dayton Dragons. On Monday at Jackson Field in Lansing, Mich., the Lansing Lugnuts used a walk-off three-run homer to deliver a victory over the

Dayton Pitchers Outduel Camels in 10th Inning

Two teams combine for 34 strikeouts, just eight hits
June 29, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons have been the best hitting team in High-A baseball in the month of June with a .277 batting average. The Great Lakes Camels did not have the same luck. In a tense pitchers’ duel, the Dayton Dragons shut down a hot Loons offense,

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 –

TinCaps Blank Loons in First Half Finale

Loons pitch well, but offense falls short
June 23, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons have scored 110 runs so far in June, good for tops in the Midwest League Eastern division since the start of the month. Thursday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Loons could not muster a single one. A day after clinching the first-half

Hurt, Lockhart Combine for Two-Hit Shutout

Great Lakes wins on debut night of los Pepinillos Picantes del Norte alternate identity
June 17, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons have won in many different styles this season. On Thursday night, it was an offensive explosion of 13 runs on 19 hits that propelled the Loons to victory. On Friday night, it was excellent pitching and just enough offense. The Loons took the

Loons Shine in Dayton as the Rain Pours

Two-hour rain delay in the fourth; Williams strikes out eight straight
June 12, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons ended one of their best road trips in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday. The series finale against the Dayton Dragons went the Loons way at Day Air Ballpark. Another rainy day as the down pour began in the fourth causing a two-hour delay. Great Lakes (33-24) led

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

Seventh-Inning Explosion Puts Dayton Out of Reach in Series Opener

Loons tie the game in third inning; Dayton takes the lead for good in the fifth
June 7, 2022

On Sunday at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons scored eight runs and won easily – 8-0 over the Fort Wayne TinCaps. On Tuesday at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio, the Loons put up another eight runs, but things didn’t exactly go their way in the series opener against

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

Huge Second Inning Carries Fort Wayne to Series-Opening Win

Alex De Jesus homers in his Loons debut
May 31, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons returned home from a six-game series in which they dropped four of six games, hoping that the friendly confines of Dow Diamond would help them right the ship. It was not to be Tuesday night. The Fort Wayne TinCaps scored six runs in

South Bend Sprints Past Loons with Three Homers

Loons are shut out, muster just four hits; game played in less than two hours
May 26, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons knew that they’d have a tall task ahead of them to tally much offense Thursday night in South Bend, Ind., with the South Bend Cubs starting a consensus top-15 prospect in the Cubs’ system. Four hits and no runs certainly did not get the job done.

Three-Run Ninth Pushes Loons Over South Bend

Great Lakes gives up three in ninth, but has enough offense to withstand it
May 25, 2022

A three-run ninth inning can be enough to spell disaster. The South Bend Cubs scored three in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon. Luckily, the Great Lakes Loons scored three in the top of the ninth. That, in combination with a run in the fifth inning, was enough

Two-Homer Fourth Blasts Loons Over Lugnuts

After January and Vargas go deep in the same frame, Great Lakes never trails
May 20, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With the wind whipping out to left field Friday night at Dow Diamond, you’d expect that there were a lot of homers by right-handed hitters. Instead, the Great Lakes Loons use two fourth-inning home runs by two lefties, one to centerfield and one to right, to lift

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

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

Late-Inning Drama Serves Loons Second Straight Heartbreak

Loons get game-tying hits in eighth and ninth innings before walk-off loss
May 13, 2022

For a second straight night, the Great Lakes Loons had a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game. And for a second straight night, the Lake County Captains retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth. On Friday night at Classic Park