The Great Lakes Loons lost their second straight game Thursday to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 6-2, in front of a crowd of nearly 5,000 people at Dow Diamond in Midland.
Parker Markel (9-5, 3.84 ERA) pitched six solid innings, giving up one run while striking out six as the Hot Rods won their third straight game.
Duke Von Shamman (3-4, 3.16 ERA) started for the Loons, throwing six innings, allowing three runs to score while striking out seven Hot Rod hitters.
The Loons were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, and scored their runs on a Joseph Winker two-run home run in the eighth inning.
With the loss, Great Lakes falls into a tie with Dayton for last place in the Midwest League's Eastern Division with a record of 23-29.
The Loons wrap up the series with Bowling Green Friday, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The game features postgame fireworks and an appearance by the Zooperstars, presented by Dow Corning and Charter.
For tickets and information, call 989-837-BALL.
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