Great Lakes keeps hot streak going

Loons defeat the Fort Wayne Tincaps 6-4

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

22nd April, 2014     0

The Great Lakes Loons are starting to roll through the Midwest League teams by defeating the Fort Wayne Tincaps 6-4 at home on Monday night.   Playing in front of a rather small crowd on a warm but wet night with a constant drizzle from the 5th inning on.

Loons catcher Kyle Farmer finished the game by reaching base all 4 times with a walk and 3 hits.  He would also score three times and have 2 stolen bases.  The Loons coming home after a very good road trip where they went 5-1 now move there record to 11-6 in the Eastern Division.

Starting pitcher Jonathan Martinez was in control the entire evening by going 7 innings and striking out 5 batters.  He now is 3-1 on the season.   The Loons lead 6-1 going into the 9th inning before reliever Jacob Rhame gave up a 3 run homer to Jose Carlos Urena to make the game interesting at 6-4.  However Rhame then struck out Luis Tejada to end the game.

The attendance for tonight's game was 892 even thou there were not that many people in the stands.   Most of the professional teams today now count in there attendance figures the number of season ticket holders that might not actually attend the game.  The Loons numbers are down right now with the weather again playing havoc in early April. 

Great Lakes Loons are off to a running start with new manager Bill Hasselman with 41 stolen bases in the team's first 17 games.   I'm starting to like what I see in this year's team and once again the goal is to clinch the division and return to the Midwest League playoff's in the teams 8th year in the League.   


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