Logan Landon and Ibandel Isabel homer as Loons cruise to 6-3 win

8 of the 9 Great Lakes batters had hits tonight...

Posted In: Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   By: Jason Marcoux

14th August, 2016     0

A pair of recently promoted pitchers shined bright in their Dow Diamond debut, and 8 of the 9 Loons batters had hits as they rolled to a 6-3 win over the Lake County (OH.) Captains (Cleveland Indians) tonight.  
Loons starter Leonardo Crawford  (1-1,4.22 ERA) earned his first win since being promoted from the Dodger's Arizona rookie league on Aug. 7 of last week. 
Crawford -a 19 year old Dodger free agent from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua- gave up 3-runs on 3-hits, 3-walks, while striking out 6 batters through 5-innings in his first home game for the Loons. 
Reliever Dean Kremer (0-0, 0.00 ERA) -who became the first ever Israeli drafted in MLB back in 2015, one year before the Dodgers drafted him in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB draft- earned the hold in his Loons debut tonight.
Kremer, who just arrived in Midland yesterday was lights out, allowing just 1 hit and 2-walks, while striking out 3 Lake County batters through 2 scoreless innings of relief. 
Ibandel Isabel roped his second home run as a Loon to lead off the bottom of the second inning and Logan Landon scored from first base on a Darien Tubbs single to give Great Lakes an early 2-0 lead. 
The Captains managed two runs in the top of the fourth, but Landon answered with a one out solo home run (7) in the bottom half of the inning to give the Loons a 3-2 lead. 
Lake County tied the game with one run in the fifth, but Erick Meza drove in Omar Estevez from second base after the pair led off the bottom of the fifth with back to back doubles for a 4-3 Great Lakes lead. 
Brendon Davis' sac fly rbi scored Luke Raley and Zach McKinstry singled to score Meza for a two run eighth inning to give the Loons a 6-3 lead. 
Isabel and Landon were the big bats for the Loons tonight. Isabel was 3 for 5 including his home run, while Landon finished 3 for 4 with a home run, a walk, and 2-runs. Meza was 2 for 5 with an rbi and a run, and Estevez finished 2 for 5 with one run scored. 
Luis DePaula (1-0, 2.08 ERA) got the save while striking out 5 Lake County batters through 2 scoreless innings. 
With the win, the Loons (20-27 in the second half of the Midwest League standings) are now tied with the Captains (20-27) in their pursuit of the final eastern division playoff spot. 
The two teams are 4.5 games back of the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) for the final MWL playoff spot. 
The Loons will host Lake County for the final game of the series tomorrow in a 2:05 pm afternoon game at Dow Diamond.
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