Great Lakes Loons stay alive in the Wildcard Hunt

Loons defeat Lake County Captains 2-1 on walkoff

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Playing in front of franchise record crowd of 6,191 fans the Great Lakes Loons completed the home part of the 2014 schedule with a walk off win 2-1.  The Loons took the series from the Captains 2-1.  This allows the Loons to still remain in the playoff hunt for the remaining wildcard spot for the Eastern Division.

Recent addition to the Loons pitcher Jose De Leon pitched in 4th game with the Loons and did a good job of keeping the Captains off the board.  His record is still 2-0 with a 1.59 era and didn't get the decision in this game tonight.  The Captains scored an unearned run in the 6th and the Loons came right back and scored a run in the 7th inning on an rbi single by Josmar Cordero.

The Loons would score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two out walk. The pinch runner Malcolm Holland would steal 2nd base and advance to 3rd base on a wild throw to second.  Another walk by the Loons would set the stage for Alex Santana.  He would hit a line drive to right that was almost caught and would score the walk off win.

Great Lakes now head to West Michigan to face their in state rivals in the final 3 games of the 2014 season.  The Whitecaps are currently in first place in the East and have been the best team all season in the Midwest League.  It will take some good baseball for the Loons to clinch a playoff spot but it still can be done.  The Loons with the record crowd tonight have drawn 230,202 fans to the Dow Diamond in 2014.  Now we will have to wait to see if there will be another game this season at the Dow. 

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