EASTLAKE, Ohio – Tuesday night was the first night this season the Great Lakes Loons had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Unfortunately, the celebration, while not inevitable, will have to wait another day. The Lake County Captains stole game one of a three-game series at Classic Park, 9-3.

The playoff-clinching scenario remains the same for the Loons even after the loss – win one of the final two games in Lake County, win two of three against Dayton this weekend or rely on Lake County/Bowling Green losses to get them in.

The Captains relied on a steady bullpen to stymie the Loons offense and saw all nine starting position players make a contribution on the offensive end. Manuel Alvarez (W, 4-1), Kyle Marman and Cameron Hill combined to throw six 1/3, one-run innings out of the ‘pen.

Loons starter Jose Chacin (L, 5-4) gave up five runs in less than three innings.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Loons and Captains as they get ready for a noon first pitch on Wednesday. Radio coverage of another opportunity for the Loons to clinch a playoff berth is slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT.


Niko Hulsizer: 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Jacob Amaya: 2-for-5 R, RBI, 2K

Leonel Valera: 2-for-4, R, K


June 14: PRIDE Night; postgame concert by ‘Valentiger’

June 15: Home Improvement Night feat. appearance by Richard Karn (Al Borland)

June 16: Prostate Cancer Awareness Day feat. postgame Father’s Day catch on the field

June 17: Midwest League All-Star Game (South Bend, Ind.)

June 20: Lucky Hot Dog Night feat. X-Pogo Stunt Team

June 21: Polish Heritage Night feat. Feel Good Fridays & Extra Innings

The Great Lakes Loons have been the Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team’s inception in 2007. Dow Diamond serves as the team’s home and also houses the Michigan Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and ESPN 100.9-FM. For tickets or information about the Loons, call 989-837-BALL or visit Loons.com.

Copyright Great Lakes Loons 2019.  All rights reserved.

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