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Austin Chubb Named Midwest League Manager of the Year

Imanol Vargas and Jorbit Vivas named to Postseason All-Star Team
November 9, 2022

After leading the Great Lakes Loons to a first half division title and playoff berth, manager Austin Chubb has been the 2022 Midwest League Manager of the year. Chubb, serving in his second season as manager, becomes the third Loons skipper to win this postseason award joining Juan Bustabad in

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 Loss Sets Up Winner-Take-All Contest Friday

September 15, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After a 7-2 win Tuesday at the home of the Lake County Captains, the Great Lakes Loons returned Thursday to the friendly confines of Dow Diamond with two chances to secure one win and punch their ticket to the Midwest League Championship Series. Now, they have one

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

Regular Season Finale Cancelled; Loons Prepare for Playoffs

Loons head to Lake County for Tuesday game, host Captains on Thursday
September 11, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – After heavy rain all day Sunday in western Michigan, the Great Lakes Loons and West Michigan Whitecaps did not get the chance to play the regular season finale at LMCU Ballpark as the game was rained out. The contest will not be made up. The Loons

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

Loons Stifled on Offense Again, West Michigan Prevails in Shutout

Great Lakes shut out for fifth time in last 12 games
September 9, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – After a six-run performance in a losing effort Thursday night, the Great Lakes Loons were hoping they had figured out something offensively. Friday night at LMCU Ballpark, that did not come to fruition. The West Michigan Whitecaps tallied a four-run first inning and allowed just three

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

Ramirez Sets the Tone in Three-Hit Shutout Victory

September 7, 2022

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons were shut out Tuesday night and allowed three runs to the West Michigan Whitecaps. On Wednesday night at LMCU Ballpark, they flipped the script entirely. Great Lakes pitching held the Whitecaps offense in check Wednesday, allowing just three hits and two walks

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

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

Saturday Contest Between Loons and Captains Rained Out

September 3, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons defeated the Lake County Captains on Friday night to break out of a three-game losing streak. The Loons and Captains were scheduled to continue the series Saturday night. However, the skies opened up and prevented the game from ever starting. To make up

Loons Pitchers Outduel Lake County for Shutout Victory

September 2, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons had lost three straight games to the Lake County Captains and were looking for a spark to break them out of that funk. A shutout with just four hits allowed and 12 strikeouts by the Loons’ pitching staff? That’ll do the trick. Great

Wild 10th Inning Dooms Loons to Third Straight Loss

September 1, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After some low offensive performances in the first two games of a series at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons put up five runs in nine innings and were hoping for an extra-innings, walk-off win to give them some momentum. Instead, the Lake County Captains scored three

Loons Held to One Hit for Second Time in Four Games

Lake County, one of the best pitching staffs in the Midwest League, earns one-hit shutout
August 31, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Entering Saturday’s game at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons had been held to no fewer than two hits this season, last mustering only one hit in May of 2021. After Wednesday’s contest with the Lake County Captains, the Loons have now been held to just one

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.

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

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

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

Wednesday Contest Between Loons and TinCaps Rained Out

Sixth Rainout for the Loons This Season
August 24, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday night to make it 10 wins in their last 12 games. The Loons and TinCaps were scheduled to continue the series Wednesday night. However, the skies opened up and prevented the game from ever starting. To

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

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