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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

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

Four-Hit Shutout Spins Loons to Victory

DeLuca tallies three of four Great Lakes hits and game’s lone RBI
July 2, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Minor League Baseball’s hottest series is at Dow Diamond this week between the Great Lakes Loons and the Dayton Dragons. This set has everything. 24 total runs in a game Tuesday. Extra-inning pitchers’ duel Wednesday. Dayton comeback win Thursday. Loons comeback win Friday. On Saturday, the Loons

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

Back and Forth Battle Bends Dayton’s Way

Dragons come back from 6-2 first inning deficit
June 30, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Great Lakes Loons surged to a 6-2 lead Thursday night at Dow Diamond. But the Dayton Dragons would not go away. They scored a pair in the third and one in the fourth before dropping a five-spot in

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 Tie Franchise Record for Runs in Beatdown of Dayton

Nine-run eighth inning doubles Loons’ score; sets new season-high for inning scoring
June 28, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – Entering the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday at Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons had a 9-5 lead, but the Dragons had just scored a pair and proved that they were still in the contest. The Loons responded with – count ’em – nine runs in

Double-Digit Hits for Third Straight Night Leads Loons to Victory

Loons win five-of-six games for third consecutive week
June 26, 2022

From Friday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 7, the Great Lakes Loons went 1-3. Since then, they’ve won 15 of their last 17 games. Nobody in affiliated baseball is as hot as the Great Lakes Loons, and that continued Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., as Great

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

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

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

Fourth-Inning DeLuca Homer Propels Loons to First Place

Loons trailed Dayton by 8 ½ games with 14 to play in first half, now control own destiny
June 21, 2022

With 14 games to go in the first half, the Great Lakes Loons sat in second place, 8 ½ games behind the Dayton Dragons. Now, with two games left until a first-half champion is crowned, the Loons are on top. Dayton lost Tuesday night, while the Loons defeated the Fort

DeLuca Double Delivers Fifth Straight Loons Win

Peto shines with 4+ innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball
June 19, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – For the second straight game, the Great Lakes Loons surrendered a lead to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond, they got their second straight game-winning double. The hero this time was Jonny Deluca, who hit a two-run RBI two-bagger in the sixth inning to

Cartaya Hammers Two-Run Double to Give Chubb 100th Loons Win

Eighth-inning two-bagger part of 3-for-5 day for Cartaya
June 18, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In a rollercoaster of a contest Saturday night at Dow Diamond, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tied the game at six in the top of the eighth inning, then got the first two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Ismael Alcantara walked, then Jorbit Vivas walked, and

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

Great Lakes' De Jesus hits for the cycle

Dodgers prospect completes feat he just missed out last season
June 17, 2022

On Sept. 5, 2021, Alex De Jesus finished a triple shy of the cycle. Then with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, the Dodgers infield prospect wound up on third base for what was ruled a double with an error that allowed him to advance. He finished the game with a homer, two

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

One-Hit Shutout Performance Propels Loons to Victory

Great Lakes gets some early offense and cruises to 5-0 win
June 15, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With one of the best pitching staffs in the Midwest League, the Great Lakes Loons have seen their fair share of stellar team pitching performances in the 2022 season. None better than Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. Five Loons pitchers combined to one-hit the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

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 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

Loons Pitching Dismantles Dayton Offense and Win in Eleven Innings

Great Lakes strikes out 16 batters; Dayton strands tying run at third base
June 10, 2022

On Friday at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio, The Great Lakes Loons were looking to secure a series split early after sweeping a double-header the day before. The Dayton Dragons haven’t lost a single series in the 2022 season and were looking to tie the series up at two

Loons Sweep Division-Leading Dragons in Dayton Doubleheader

Great Lakes earns pair of one-run victories
June 10, 2022

This season, the Dayton Dragons have proved they are a tough team to beat. Which makes it all the more impressive that the Great Lakes Loons were able to beat them twice in one day. The Loons took both games of a doubleheader at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio,