Great Lakes struggle to get runs in 2-1 Loss to South Bend

Cubs win the low scoring game with 11 walks

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

18th May, 2016     0

The Great Lakes Loons returned home to the friendly confines of Dow Diamond that really hasn't been that friendly so far this season.    The Loons were like the weather last night chilly.   With a game time temperature of 52 degrees and again steady breeze through out the game made for a frosty night at the Dow.   The Loons dropped the game 2-1 to the South Bend Cubs in Midwest League action.

Loons starting pitcher Victor Gonzalez  actually pitched well enough to get a win but was denied the run support.   Gonzalez went 5 innings and only allowed 2 runs.    The weather has really affected the attendance this season in a negative way with only 1,156 fans in the house.   That counts all of the season tickets sold even if they don't actually come to the game.   The die hard fans were in attendance on the mid-week game night. 

South Bend starter Carson Sands pitched a fine game for the Cubs and raised his record to 4-0 on the season.    The game featured only 12 hits (Great Lakes 5 hits) and 11 walks.   The Loons stranded 5 runners in the last two innings to just tie the game up.    The Loons record now stands at 15-20 during the 2016 campaign.   Logan Landon lead the Loons with 2 hits.

Great Lakes will now play two more games against the Cubs with a Thursday morning Educational Day game starting at 10:35 a.m.    The Lansing Lugnuts comes to town for a weekend series starting with a double header on Friday night starting at 5:35 p.m.    This was caused by games lost to the weather at the start of the season.


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