The Great Lakes Loons have the Midwest League championship trophy on display in their front office, as you can see in the above photo shared by the team on social media.
The Loons won the league title Sunday when they defeated the Clinton LumberKings 9-8 in Game 4 of the championship series. They beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods and the West Michigan Whitecaps in the earlier rounds of the playoffs.
Of the eight teams in the Midwest League playoffs, the Loons were the only one with an overall losing record in the regular season. They went 29-41 in the first half; of the other 15 MWL teams, only the Dayton Dragons had a worse record (21-49). Great Lakes qualified for the playoffs as the Eastern Division wild-card team in the second half, when the Loons went 36-34. Their overall record in the regular season was 65-75.
This is the Loons’ first Midwest League championship title in their 10-year history.