The Great Lakes Loons have been adding plenty of new players to their roster over the past few weeks. The lowest team batting average (.224) in minor league baseball could be the possible reason their major league affiliate, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to designate some of their 2016 draft picks to Midland for promotion a bit earlier than expected.
A combined 42 hits over the last 3 games has this new look Loons team making great strides trying to raise the team batting average, while winning 6 of their last 8 games.
Last night the Loons had fifteen hits -their highest output of the 2016 season- in a 7-5 loss to the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) in the first of a 3 game series at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, OH.
Tonight, the Loons' bats garnered 16 hits in a 7-5 win over the Dragons in front of 7,789 fans in the Gem City.
All nine Great Lakes batters had at least one hit, while four players added multiple hits. Darien Tubbs, Luke Raley, and Will Smith had 3-hits apiece respectively, and Logan Landon chipped in with two hits tonight.
Omar Estevez, who was 3 for 4 with an rbi on Wed night, ripped a 2-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to give the Loons a 6-3 lead tonight.
Tubbs finished 3 for 3 with two rbi, a walk, and one run scored to lead the Great Lakes scoring attack tonight.
Reliever Brian Bass (2-6, 3.83 ERA) gave up one run on 2-hits through 2-innings to earn the win for the Loons. Shea Spitzbarth (2.53 ERA) allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out 5 batters through two innings for his second save of the season.
The Loons will try to take the rubber match tomorrow night in the third game of this three game series in Dayton before returning to Dow Diamond Sat night where they will begin a 7 game home stand.