The Great Lakes Loons (20-22) will now be looking for a four-game sweep tomorrow after winning its third straight game 7-1 over the Fort Wayne (IN.) Tincaps (San Diego Padres) at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, IN tonight.
Eight different batters hit safely, scoring 2-runs in the sixth and another 2-runs in the seventh to pull away from the Tincaps, while adding single runs in the second, third, and ninth innings respectively.
After a slow start in April, Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospect, shortstop Gavin Lux (a first round pick, 20 overall, out of Indian Trail h.s. in Kenosha, WI in the 2016 MLB draft) has been hitting on a torrid pace in May.
Lux, who had a mere .129 average in the month of April, has been batting .350 over the course of his last 10 games to improve his season average to .258 and was 3 for 5 with 2-RBI's and 1-run scored to pace the Loons' offense tonight.
Left fielder Carlos Rincon was the only other Loon with double digit hits, going 2 for 4 with 2-RBI's, 1-walk, and 2-runs scored.
Great Lakes starter Dustin May (1-1, 3.21 ERA) gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, however, that would prove to be his only blemish all night. May would go on to give up that 1-run on 2-hits and a walk, while striking out 9-batters through 5-innings to earn his first win in full-season pro baseball.
Reliever Andre Scrubb (an eighth round pick of the Dodgers out of High Point University in the 2016 MLB draft) earned his first hold since joining the Loons on May. 11, from the Arizona rookie league, allowing just 1-hit and 2-walks, while striking out 3-batters through 2.1 innings.
Patrick Duester (1-0, 3.46 ERA) a 6-foot-6 right hand reliever from Tulane University closed out the game allowing just 2-hits while striking out 1 Fort Wayne batter through the final 1.2 innings for the Loons.
The Loons will look to make it a clean four-game sweep of the Tincaps with a win tomorrow in Fort Wayne before returning home for a four-game series against the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) Mon-Thur at Dow Diamond.