The Great Lakes Loons improved to 8-4 on the young season with a 9-4 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks.
Loons left-fielder Nick Akins led the Loon attack with a second-inning grand slam, and pitcher Zach Lee struck out nine Hawks batters to pick up the win.
The Loons will play game two of their three-game series against South Bend on Tuesday.
Great Lakes pitcher Tim Sexton (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will take the hill for the Loons, opposed by Hawks pitcher Tyler Green (0-0, 3.00 ERA).
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