The Great Lakes Loons swept their second series a row and won their ninth consecutive game with a 4-1 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. It is the longest win streak for the Loons (17-12) since their franchise-best 10-game run in June 2015. It’s also the second longest win streak in all of professional baseball behind only the Down East Wooducks of the Carolina League who have won 10 straight.
Great Lakes has the long ball to thank for their latest win as Niko Hulsizer and Central Michigan product Dan Robinson both launched home runs in the 1st and 5th innings, respectively. For Hulsizer, it was his fifth of the season which leads the team and puts him near the top of the Midwest League leaders.
As a pitching staff, the Loons scattered eight Wisconsin hits to allow just one run. Zach Willeman made his season debut after the joining the team prior to first pitch and did not disappoint tossing four shutout innings. The combination of Drew Finely (W, 1-0), Jasiel Alvino (H, 2) and Nathan Witt (SV, 1) allowed just one run over the final five frames.
Despite drawing just three walks on Sunday, which is far below their per-game average, the Loons still lead all of Minor League Baseball as they’ve drawn 166 walks in their first 29 games this season. The team’s major-league affiliate the Los Angeles Dodgers lead Major League Baseball in walks drawn with 148.
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