The Great Lakes Loons are once again looking for special fans willing to be host families for the 2017 season. Host families play a vital role in making a player's experience with the Great Lakes Loons one that will be enjoyable, memorable and allow them to perform at their peak while playing in Midland.
Individual tickets for 2017 Great Lakes Loons home games will go on sale Wednesday, March 1. Fans can purchase tickets through Loons.com, by calling the ticket office at 989-837-BALL, or by visiting Dow Diamond during normal business hours.
The Great Lakes Loons are excited to announce their 2017 promotional schedule. A full listing of the 2017 promotional schedule will be available soon on Loons.com by clicking on the tickets and promotions listing. Individual game tickets for the 2017 season go on sale March 1, and can be purchased at Loons.com, in person at the Dow Diamond box office, or by phone at 989-837-BALL.
The Great Lakes Loons are proud to be a vibrant part of the Great Lakes Bay Region and a member of the Midland community. Since the team came to town, the organization has always taken pride in being able to create unique, fulfilling jobs for people to start and further their careers.
When a franchise wins its first championship, there's a story to be told. If you didn't follow the Great Lakes Loons story this past year, or if you did and want to relive it, you're in luck.
Jeremy Rodriguez will serve as the Great Lakes Loons manager during the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. He will be the eighth manager since the team's inception and the fifth manager in five seasons for the Loons.
The home of the Great Lakes Loons ranks among the best ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball. In Stadium Journey's "2016 MiLB Ballpark Experience Rankings," released on Oct. 28, Dow Diamond checked in at No. 14 on the list.
Check out all of our 2016 Midwest League Championship gear that's available in the team store on Loons.com! We have new items available and we've added a ladies style and youth sizes! (Sizes are subject to change based on availability.
The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce a partnership with GoGreat.com as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game in Midland on June 19-20 at Dow Diamond.
The Midwest League Champion Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce their 2017 schedule that features 70 home games at Dow Diamond, along with the MWL All-Star Game on June 19-20.
Since the home of the Great Lakes Loons was constructed in 2006, the playing surface at Dow Diamond had remained the same. Following the conclusion of the Midwest League Championship, a field replacement process began.
In one of the wildest games you will ever see, the Great Lakes Loons outlasted the Clinton LumberKings 9-8 to become the 2016 Midwest League Champions on Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond. It's the first time in franchise history that the Loons have claimed the league title since their inception in 2007.
The Great Lakes Loons will be making a significant safety improvement to Dow Diamond starting on August 15. The protective netting will extend to the outfield sides of both dugouts. With the additional netting, sections 103 through 112 will be protected. C & H Baseball in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., will install the enhanced netting.
The Midwest League was saddened to learn of the passing of President Emeritus and Director of Midwest League Umpire Development, George H. Spelius.
Longtime Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night at the age of 83, the league confirmed. Spelius was elected president in 1987 and served in that position until 2015.
In front of a crowd of 3,449, the largest for a postseason game in six years, the Great Lakes Loons shut out the Clinton LumberKings 4-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Midwest League Championship Series. The Loons are now one win away from claiming their first MWL Championship in their first-ever appearance in the MWLCS and will have their first chance at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday.
In their first-ever appearance in the Midwest League Championship Series, the Great Lakes Loons had an eight-run 4th inning to blame as the Clinton LumberKings took Game 1 on Wednesday night 16-6 at Ashford University Field. With the loss, the Loons trail 1-0 in the best-of-five series with Game 2 scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EDT in Iowa.
For the first time in franchise history, the Great Lakes Loons are headed to the Midwest League Championship after downing the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-2 on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark in the winner-take-all Game 3 of the MWL Eastern Division Championship.
There will be a decisive final game in the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship after the Great Lakes Loons fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Monday night 5-3 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich. Despite getting on the scoreboard first, the Whitecaps scored five runs in the first two innings that was too much for the Loons to overcome.
Despite mustering just two hits through the first six innings, it was yet another two-out rally in the postseason for the Great Lakes Loons as they took Game 1 of the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship against the West Michigan Whitecaps 4-1 on Sunday at Dow Diamond.
For the third time in franchise history, the Great Lakes Loons are headed to the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship after a 5-2 win against the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday. The Loons won the best-of-three series 2-1 after winning game one at home and dropping a heartbreaker on Friday night in Kentucky.
After a hot start that saw the Great Lakes Loons take a sizeable lead, the Bowling Green Hot Rods slowly chipped away until a four-run bottom of the 7th inning dashed the hopes of a sweep for the Loons on Friday as Great Lakes fell 8-6 in Kentucky.
You don't expect your postseason to start the way the Great Lakes Loons and Bowling Green Hot Rods had theirs begin this week. After getting three and a half innings in before the rain on Wednesday, both teams came back to Dow Diamond on Thursday to resume their suspended game in which the Loons emerged with a 15-1 victory.
Tonight's game between the Great Lakes Loons and Bowling Green Hot Rods in Game 1 of the Midwest League Eastern Division Semifinals has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game entered a delay at 8:15 p.m. ET in the middle of the 4th inning with the Loons leading 3-0. The game will be resumed at Dow Diamond on Thursday at 2:05 p.m. with gates opening at 1:30 p.m.
After clinching their spot in the 2016 Midwest League Playoffs with an enthralling walk-off 1-0 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday afternoon, the Loons are brimming with confidence as the Eastern Division Semifinals are set to get underway Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. First pitch against the Bowling Green Hot Rods is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
A day after clinching their 5th postseason berth in franchise history, there was a light-hearted and festive atmosphere around Dow Diamond on Labor Day as the Great Lakes Loons closed out the 2016 regular season. Trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the 8th, the Loons broke things open and prevailed 5-1 against the West Michigan Whitecaps for their third straight win heading into the Midwest League Playoffs.
It will be one of the more memorable moments in franchise history. In a game which both starters went toe-to-toe in a pitcher's duel on the penultimate day of the regular season, it was a walk-off seeing-eye single off the bat of Jake Henson that scored Omar Estevez from second base to propel the Great Lakes Loons into the 2016 Midwest League Playoffs.
With a spot in the 2016 Midwest League Playoffs within reach at the start of play on Saturday, the Great Lakes Loons got halfway there. They split a doubleheader against the West Michigan Whitecaps losing game one 4-3 and prevailed 3-1 in the nightcap on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,517 at Dow Diamond.
Fort Wayne scored three runs on right-hander Chris Baker's ground ball inside the first base bag and defeated the Great Lakes Loons 5-4 in 10 innings on a cool Wednesday night at Parkview Field.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps scored four runs in an eight-batter first innings and never trailed in a 6-4 win over the Loons at Parkview Field on Wednesday night.
The Great Lakes Loons recorded their third shutout in the last four games and blanked the South Bend Cubs 2-0 on a muggy Sunday afternoon at Four Winds Field.
The Great Lakes Loons continue to inch their way closer to a Midwest League playoff berth and with a 7-2 win over the South Bend Cubs on Saturday night.
The Loons trend of strong pitching continued on Friday night with a 2-0 shutout over the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field.
One night after taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning, you'd think it would be hard pressed for the Great Lakes Loons pitching staff to outdo themselves. But a combined season-high 18 strikeouts between Victor Gonzalez, Dean Kremer and Shea Spitzbarth was quite the performance as the Loons shut out the Fort Wayne TinCaps 2-0 on Thursday at Dow Diamond.
Despite taking a no-hit bid into the 7th inning on Wednesday, the Great Lakes Loons faltered late and dropped the third game of their series 2-1 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Dow Diamond. It was a solo home run from Carlos Belen in the top of the 9th that spoiled a terrific night for the Loons pitching staff.
The damage was done both early and late by the Great Lakes Loons as they won 9-2 over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday night at Dow Diamond. Four runs in the 3rd inning, coupled with five runs in the 8th was more than enough fire power to get the job done.
The Great Lakes Loons opened up their first night home after being on the road for seven days with a 4-3 walk-off win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Monday night at Dow Diamond. Going into the bottom of the 9th inning, the game was tied 3-3 until Omar Estevez singled with one out to bring Darien Tubbs around the horn to take game one of the three-game series.
After the postponement of game two in a three game series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday night, the Great Lakes Loons split a twin bill at Bowling Green Ballpark on Sunday. The Loons took game one 7-1 and fell in game two 2-1.
Game two of the Great Lakes Loons three-game series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark was postponed on Saturday afternoon due to rain.
All good things must come to an end and on Friday night the Bowling Green Hot Rods handed the Great Lakes Loons a 5-2 loss to begin a three game series and end the Loons six game win streak.
Bolstered by a three-run seventh inning, the Great Lakes Loons defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 5-1 on Thursday night at Cooley Law School Stadium to sweep the four-game series and pull within a game of the wild card spot in the Midwest League Eastern Division playoff chase.
An RBI single by left-handed hitter Saige Jenco snapped a tie in the 11th inning and the Loons won their fifth game in a row with a 3-2 win in extra innings over the Lansing Lugnuts at Cooley Law School Stadium on Wednesday night.
In possibly their most important series to date, the Great Lakes Loons have gone down to Lansing and stated their case for a Midwest League playoff berth in the second half. On Tuesday night, the Loons defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 12-0 in their most convincing win of the season.
With just 21 games to play and the Loons trailing the Lansing Lugnuts by four and a half games in the wild card standings, an important series with Lansing began on Monday night at Cooley Law School Stadium. Great Lakes held Lansing to just three hits and won 7-1.