The South Bend Silver Hawks (67-73, 32-38) closed out the 2012 season with a 9-0 win against the Great Lakes Loons in front of 3,909 fans at Dow Diamond. The Silver Hawks closed out the season by losing eight of their last 10 games and will miss the postseason for the third consecutive season.
Conrad Flynn (1-1) earned his first Silver Hawks win, hurling 5.1 scoreless innings of four-hit baseball. The right-hander walked one and struck out four. Jackson Mateo (0-1) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs on five hits over four innings.
Eric Groff, Sean Jamieson and Kerry Jenkins each tallied three hits for the Silver Hawks who pounded out 16 total hits. The Silver Hawks earned their sixth shutout win of the season.