Great Lakes and Lansing split doubleheader in Midwest League action

Loons win opener 6-3 while Lugnuts take nightcap 3-1

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   By: Thomas Baird

21st May, 2016     0

The Great Lakes Loons and the Lansing Lugnuts matched up in a Midwest League doubleheader on Friday night at the Dow Diamond to complete a rained out game from the start of the 2016 season.    The Loons would prevail in the first game 6-3 over the Lugnuts but drop the nightcap 3-1 to their in-state rival.   The doubleheader would feature two 7 innings games when they are forced to play doubleheaders in Class A Midwest League action. 

The Loons would bang out 7 hits in Game #1 and not take the lead until the 5th inning with 4 runs.  They would have 4 hits and a walk to account for the 4 runs.   Nick Dean would have 2 hits in the first game and Logan Landon drove in 2 runs.   Starting pitcher Isaac Anderson would get the win and raise his record to 3-1 on the season with 6 innings worked plus 4 strikeouts.   The quickly played game was on a beautiful evening (weather wise) at the Dow Diamond.   The start of this season is the coldest in the 10 year history of the Great Lakes Loons according to my memory.  

Lansing which has several of its top prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays organization would play better in the second game to win 3-1 in another fast paced game.   The Lugnuts have 3 of the top ten prospects in Sean Reid-Foley, Jon Harris and Max Pentecost playing this season in Lansing.  

In the second game of the night would see the Loons outhit the Lugnuts 5-3 but come up on the short end of the stick in the 3-1 loss.  Jake Henson would pace the Loons with 2 hits in front of the 2,071 fans in attendance at the Dow.   Tough luck pitcher Dennis Santana would take the loss with 6 innings pitched and 7 strikeouts.  He allowed all 3 earned runs and his record now stands at 0-5.  The Loons scored their run in the 3rd inning with a error, 2 walks and a single to score the unearned run.    Great Lakes now moves to 18-21 on the season.   The Midwest League All-Star Game will be played in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year on June 21st.

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