Loons drop contest in late innings to Whitecaps 5-2

Great Lakes leads after 7 innings 2-1 only to drop game

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

01st June, 2016     0

The Great Lakes Loons continued to struggle at the plate on Tuesday evening against the surging West Michigan Whitecaps.   The Loons would only manage 4 hits on the night and  took the lead in the bottom of the 7th inning.  The Loons bullpen would surrender 2 runs in both the 8th and 9th innings.   

West Michigan came into the game with a 6th game winning streak would be carrying a number of the Detroit Tigers top prospects on their roster.   One of the interesting players is the son of Kirk Gibson a 5th round draft choice in 2015.   Cam Gibson has the same body structure and movements that made his father a great player.    However in the first game of the series Gibson didn't see action.    Derek Hill a 1st round draft choice in 2014 is the leadoff hitter for the Whitecaps and should move up a classification after the All-Star break.

The Loons were lead at the plate by Deivy Castillo with 2 hits and Michael Boyle pitched a strong game with 7 innings worked with only 1 earned run by the Whitecaps.   1,484 fans were in attendance to see the Whitecaps move to 29-19 record good for second place in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League.   While the Loons dropped to 22-28 on the season.     Great Lakes will play the Whitecaps in two more night games before entertaining the Lake County Captains for a weekend series at Dow Diamond.  

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