Loons blank Lake County 3-0 and take series

Loons starter Caleb Ferguson had a great night on the hill...

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

15th August, 2016     0

The Great Lakes Loons blanked the Lake County (OH.) Captains (Cleveland Indians) 3-0 at Dow Diamond earlier this afternoon. 
Caleb Ferguson (1-4, 3.68 ERA) turned in a spectacular start earning his first win for the Loons since his promotion from the Ogden (UT.) Raptors of the Dodgers' Arizona rookie league a month ago. 
After turning down a full ride from West Virginia University in order to pursue his dream of playing baseball professionally, he spent 2015 in Arizona at the Dodgers' training facility at Camel Back Ranch, where he would rehabilitate his throwing arm from a 2014 Tommy John surgery.
The 6-foot-3 215-pound lefty from Columbus,OH. was stellar, allowing just 4-hits and 1 walk, with 2-strike outs through 6 scoreless innings. 
Tony Gonsolin (6.00 ERA) gave up a hit and struck out 2 batters through two scoreless relief innings for his first hold of the season. 
Shea Spitzbarth (2.33 ERA) earned his third save of the season as he gave up just one hit closing out the ninth inning. 
Omar Estevez -an 18 year old slugger from Matanzas, Cuba- continues a sizzling month from the plate for the Loons. He's hitting a blistering .385 since Aug 4 which includes 9-hits in his recent four game hit streak.
Estevez had a crucial hit to keep the Loons' bats going, eventually scoring on a Logan Landon single for a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.  
Estevez would finish 3 for 4 with a run, while Landon was 2 for 4 with an rbi. 
The Loons will now head out for a 7 game road trip where they hope to gain some ground on the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) who hold a 4.5 game lead for the final playoff spot. 
They will play four straight games in Lansing then 3-games at the Bowling Green (KY.) Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays) before returning to Dow Diamond next Monday for a 4 game home series against the Fort Wayne (IN.) Tincaps (San Diego Padres). 
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