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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

Loons Fall in South Bend Opener after Climbing Out of First-Inning Hole

May 24, 2022

Before the first out was recorded in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night, the South Bend Cubs had put five men on base with three walks and two doubles. Four of those runners would score in the first frame. The Great Lakes Loons were down 4-0 before their

Seven Runs in Final Two Innings Lead Loons to Series Win

Vivas drives in three with a trio of hits; DeLuca hits 12th longball
May 22, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – With nobody out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Great Lakes Loons trailed by a run and Jorbit Vivas stepped to the plate. Vivas collected his 13th hit of the week, a two-run double up the right field line, to put

Late Lansing Offense Pushes Lugnuts Over Loons in Pitchers’ Duel

Both starting pitchers toss five innings of one-run ball
May 21, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons came into Saturday night’s game at Dow Diamond riding a three-game winning streak, thanks to great pitching and timely offense over the last three contests. On Saturday, it was the Lansing Lugnuts who used that formula. In a game that began as a

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

Four-Run Seventh Carries Loons to Victory

Jose Ramos gives Great Lakes late lead
May 18, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – After the Great Lakes Loons scored two runs in the first inning and took a 3-2 lead in the second frame, the Lansing Lugnuts jumped out to a 4-3 advantage in the third frame and kept the Loons’ bats quiet. In innings three through seven Wednesday night

Loons Double-Crossed by Home Runs, Fall to Lugnuts

Great Lakes scores four in first three innings, but none after
May 17, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons bats were loud early on Tuesday morning at Dow Diamond, scoring four runs in the first three innings and taking an early 4-1 lead. Once morning turned afternoon, though, it was the Lansing Lugnuts that made all the noise. Lansing scored six unanswered

Loons Outlast Captains in High-Octane Series Finale

Two teams combine for 19 runs, 24 hits; Loons win third straight series
May 15, 2022

In the first five games of a six-game series this week at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains scored no more than 10 total runs in a game, with either team scoring more than six runs just once. In the final game of

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

Stagnant Offense Spells End of Seven-Game Winning Streak

Loons muster just one run, lose despite allowing only one earned run
May 12, 2022

All good things must come to an end. For the Great Lakes Loons, they had quite the good thing going: a seven-game winning streak. While their pitching staff had another excellent night, their offense struggled Thursday night at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, and the Loons fell to the Lake

Eighth-Inning Onslaught Propels Loons to Seventh Straight Win

Great Lakes scores three runs in penultimate frame on four hits
May 11, 2022

Coming into the eighth inning Wednesday night at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons were struggling. They had six hits in the previous five frames, but with just two runs to show for it, and nine men left stranded in those innings. Finally, in the eighth, the

Three Longballs Lead Loons over Lake County

DeLuca has his second two-homer game; Rios hits his first Great Lakes blast
May 10, 2022

In the Tuesday midday contest at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio, the Great Lakes Loons only mustered six hits. Good thing three of them left the yard. The Loons used the longball to topple the Lake County Captains, 4-1, winning their sixth-straight contest. Good thing, too, that the Loons pitchers

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

Well-Rounded Performance Gives Loons Fourth Consecutive Win

Loons never trail after four-run second inning
May 7, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons never trailed on Saturday night at Dow Diamond, but the Beloit Sky Carp certainly had some momentum, scoring runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to pull themselves within two runs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Loons found

Late Loons Offense Supports Another Excellent Pitching Night

Sixth-inning Valera homer puts Great Lakes in front for good
May 6, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – In the top of the third inning Friday night at Dow Diamond, the Beloit Sky Carp had the bases loaded with nobody out. The Great Lakes Loons opted to keep their infield back, content to cede a run if it meant turning two, trusting that their offense

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

Beloit Takes Series Opener Despite Notching One Hit

Loons pitchers allow one unearned run on one hit
May 4, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons pitching staff was dealing on Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. They allowed zero earned runs on just one hit. Despite that, they took the loss. The Beloit Sky Carp got one run across the board in the top of the seventh inning on

Sky Carp-Loons Series Opener Rained Out

Fourth rainout for the Loons this season
May 3, 2022

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Great Lakes Loons returned home victorious from a 5-1 series victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps, anxious to start a new series against the newly christened Beloit Sky Carp on a school kids’ day Tuesday morning at Dow Diamond. Over 3,500 people were anticipated to be

Loons Extend Winning Streak to Five Games Before Splitting Twin Bill

Great Lakes allows just one run in first game, scores just two in second
May 1, 2022

After winning the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, 3-1, at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons had the chance to be the first team in Midwest League history to sweep a six-game series on the road. They came up just short. The West Michigan Whitecaps

Saturday Whitecaps-Loons Tilt Rained Out

Series will wrap up with doubleheader Sunday
April 30, 2022

The Great Lakes Loons will have to wait one more day to try to extend their four-game winning streak over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Saturday’s contest at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will play

Late Leonard Longball Lifts Loons to Fourth Consecutive Win

Stone tosses first five-inning start for Loons of the year, allowing no runs
April 29, 2022

In what was a true pitchers’ duel Friday night at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons were able to manufacture two runs in the first six frames before the West Michigan Whitecaps tied it up in the bottom of the sixth inning. The game was tied

Bullpen Strong Again as Loons Win Third Straight

Great Lakes relievers combine for five innings of shutout baseball
April 28, 2022

Sometimes in baseball, you have to take what you’re given. On Thursday night at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich., the Great Lakes Loons did just that. The Loons scored four unearned runs against the West Michigan Whitecaps, taking advantage of two Whitecaps errors to win their third-straight game, 4-1.

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