Loons win in extra innings against South Bend

Both are tied for 2nd place with 27-25 records

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

30th May, 2012     0

The Great Lakes Loons split series with South Bend Silverhawks with a 6-5 win in extra innings.  Jesse Bosnik proved to be the game star by driving in a bases loaded single after going 0 for 4 to give the Loons a split 2-2 series.   Angelo Songco who is back with the Loons on a rehab assignment started the evening off with a 460 foot 2 run Home Run for the Loons in the bottom of the first after they had fallen behind 3-0 in the top of the first inning. 

In front of a quiet crowd at the Dow Diamond the Loons were playing catch up most of the evening against the Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate.  The crowd really didn't get into the game until the bottom of the 9th when the Loons rallied for 3 runs to tie the score at 5-5.  This game the team the chance to win the game in the bottom of the 10th inning.   The Loons now travel to Fort Wayne Tincaps for a quick 3 game series before returning to the Dow Diamond beginning Saturday to host the Detroit Tigers affiliate the West Michigan Whitecaps.

One thing that concerns me this season is that I don't see the same excitement in the fans that I have during the first 5 seasons.  The team is having an average season so far with no superstars currently on the Loons roster.  The Loons do have a 3rd and 4th round draft choice from 2011 however neither one of these players is have an outstanding season.  The diehard baseball fans contiune to come out to Dow Diamond.  The Loons rightfully so are promoting the number of Loons that now have reached the Majors going into their 6th season.   14 former Loons have now reached MLB with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  I can see that the Loons are making a push to finish in 2nd place of the Eastern Division behind the league leading Lansing Lugnuts. 

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