MIDLAND, Mich. – Pinch-hitter Brad Glenn's first homer of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth, as the Lansing Lugnuts (3-3) completed a three-game sweep of the Great Lakes Loons (3-3) with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at Dow Diamond.
Ryan Shopshire and Dustin Antolin combined to
limit the Midwest League's top hitting team to only three base hits
game, the Lugnuts' fifth one-run decision of the young season.
Shopshire gave up a pair of walks to open the
seventh, Antolin (1-0) entered and set down the final nine Loons
That made a hero of
Glenn, who pinch-hit for Jon Talley with
one out in the ninth and walloped a 1-0 pitch from Andy Suiter (0-1)
through a brisk wind and high over the left field wall.
The Lugnuts' first
run of the game came from Oliver Dominguez,
the game's second batter, who hit his first home run of the year.
Great Lakes tied the
score in the fifth on a Gorman Erickson
RBI fielder's choice, only to see their hopes of winning dashed by
pitching and the clutch blow from the Lugnuts' slugger off the