Back in a Groove
MIDLAND, Mich. - It's good to have these guys back home. It had felt like an eternity since we had the Great Lakes Loons playing at Dow Diamond. Better yet, we hadn't seen the Camels in 42 days until Wednesday. But, after a successful Western Division road trip, the Camels kept a good thing going with a 6-5 win against the Clinton LumberKings.
It's the eighth time the Loons have transformed into the Camels since they made their debut last August, and their record remains perfect at 8-0. What started as a novelty is starting to become quite the phenomenon. And you can't help but look ahead on the schedule. Just four Wednesday home games remain in the regular season. That's all that stands between the Camels and what could be an astounding 12-0 mark.
Prized prospect Jack Little continued his exceptional start to his Los Angeles Dodgers career by pushing his scoreless inning streak to 12 with three shutout frames in his home debut. Drafted in the 5th round last month out of Stanford, Little has yet to allow a single run with the Camels, Rookie-level Ogden and the AZL Dodgers this season.
Chris Roller made sure he had his fingerprints all over proceedings as he went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Without breaking a sweat, the Camels outfielder extended his hitting streak to 14 games and his on-base streak to 29 games. His run of reaching in each game for almost a month is the third longest in the Midwest League this season.
Leonel Valera turned in a solid night at the dish going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs for the Camels. Jacob Amaya (21) and Romer Cuadrado (13), saw their on-base streaks came to an end.
Thurs: Christmas in July
Fri: Latino Night w/ FIREWORKS
Sat: 9 Innings of Winning w/ Zooperstars! and FIREWORKS
Sun: Inclusion Day
Mon: Skip Work Day
July 30: Bark in the Park
The Great Lakes Camels 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.
• Discuss this story on the Midwest League message board...
Midwest League Stories from July 17, 2019
- Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short - Lake County Captains
- Donovan Homers and Doubles in Chiefs Loss - Peoria Chiefs
- Dragons Lose to River Bandits in Road Trip Opener, 9-3 - Dayton Dragons
- Rain Clears, Cougars Storm Back - Kane County Cougars
- Homers Lead Rattlers to Win on Their Return Home - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Steer, Akins Drive Kernels in 5-4 Triumph - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Wild Pitches Add Up in LumberKings Loss - Clinton LumberKings
- Back in a Groove - Great Lakes Loons
- Ryan Weathers Stars As TinCaps Win Homestand Opener - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Hot Rods Game Notes - Bowling Green Hot Rods
- TinCaps Game Notes: July 17 vs. Peoria (Game 93) - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Dragons 5K at Fifth Third Field this Saturday - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons Notes for Wednesday - Dayton Dragons
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.