Great Lakes Loons remain in 1st Place

Loons defeat the Burlington Bees 5-4 in a tight game

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

10th July, 2013     0

The Great Lakes Loons kept up their hot pace in the 2nd half of the Midwest League season. The Loons defeated the Burlington Bees 5-4 in a game that got close right at the end.  The Bees pushed across two runs in the top of the 9th to bring the score within one run.  The Loons got two quick outs but then kept the Bees hopes alive and leaving 2 runners stranded when the final Bee grounded out to third to end the game. 

The Loons improved to 14-6 to remain in 1st place ahead of Lake County.  The Loons must finish in the top two places in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League to qualify for the season ending playoffs.  16 year pitching sensation Julio Urias only lasted one inning tonight with the Dodger organization closely monitoring his pitches.

Robbie Garvey lead the Loons by going 3 x 4 against the Bees.  Manager Razor Shines stated "First of all it's good to get a win, however it got a little tighter in the 9th than I would like."  

The Michigan Legends series continued tonight at the Dow hockey legend and Michigan native Ken Morrow appearing.  He would play on the 1980 USA Gold Medal Hockey team at Lake Placid, New York.  Morrow would throw out the first pitch and then sign autographs for the fans.  He would gladly take pictures with the fans when requested.  

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