Great Lakes Loons woes continue with 2-1 loss to Dayton worst team in Midwest League

Highlight of the Night is visit from Lions HOF player Lem Barney

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

18th June, 2016     0

On a beautiful evening weather wise at Dow Diamond in front of a good size crowd the Loons dropped a 2-1 contest to Dayton.  The Dragons with the worst record in the Midwest League now have won 2 games in a row against the Loons.   Their remains 2 more games before the All-Star game break starting Monday.    The Loons will have only 1 representative at the Midwest League annual clash in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year in right handed pitcher Dennis Santana.

Great Lakes coming into the game with a 28-39 record would only muster 3 hits on the night.  Matt Jones would drive in the only run for the Loons in the 6th inning with an rbi single.   Dayton pitcher Jesus Reyes would keep the Loons in check through 5 innings and pick up the win.   He allowed only 2 hits and had 4 strikeouts.  Dayton improved its league worst record to 20-48 on the season. 

The highlight of the evening for many in attendance was the popular return of bringing in former legends and all star players for autograph signings at the Dow.   Tonight featured Hall of Famer Lem Barney from the Detroit Lions who would throw out the first pitch and then sign autographs for all grateful autograph seekers.   The Loons will be bringing in some more former Lions during the season with Lomas Brown and Herman Moore together on the same night.    Tonight that was the highlight meeting a Pro Football Hall of Famer in Lem Barney.  

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