Weekly Release #2May 31, 2016
Coming off a 10-2 win over Chillicothe to close out its first week of 2016, the Kokomo Jackrabbits face a pair of road tests and a three-game home stand for their second section.
Kokomo, sitting 2-3 and among a three-way tie for third on the Prospects League’s Eastern Division standings a game and a half behind the leading Lafayette Aviators, travel to Springfield, Ill., Wednesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2, for 7:35 p.m. EST first pitches versus the Sliders. They return to Kokomo Municipal Stadium Friday through Sunday, June 3-5 for contests against the Hannibal Cavemen at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Lafayette at 3:05 p.m. Sunday.
JAX’S 90S WORKOUT PARTY: Get those headbands, wristbands, legwarmers, t-shirts, shorts and whatever else was part of your 1990s workout routine on and come join the Jackrabbits for a trip back in time Friday through Sunday!
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: Indiana University-Southeast’s Clay Benefield, who’s held down a lion’s share of the starting duties at first base to date, has a team-best .389 batting average amongst the early-season regulars which includes three multiple-hit performances. Butler University player Connor Dall and fellow IU-Southeast team member Logan Barnes, are next in line at .278 and .250, respectively … Based on the 10-2 victory over the Paints, the trio of Ryan Hutchinson, Lance Mays and Caleb Stayton won’t take long to join that group. Mays, hailing from East Tennessee State University, drilled a three-run second inning home run to spotlight a seven-run second inning rally; Hutchinson, who plays at Illinois State University, went three-for-four; and Stayton, who is on Ball State University’s roster, missed a home run by a few feet, clanging a double off the wall in right field as part of a two-hit day … The Jackrabbits’ staff earned run average is a strong 3.89 through five games. Indiana University’s Parker Sanburn and Oberlin College’s Shawn Kiley have the two victories, while the bullpen has been impressive with the trio of IU-Southeast’s Ryne Underwood, Kean University’s Chris Amato and Lock Haven University’s Mike Anthony not having given up a run in a combined four and two thirds innings of work during the opening week.
KOKOMOJACKRABBITS.COM: Fans can find all of their information via the official web site of the Propsects League franchise as well as links to live statistics and webcasts for all games home and away and the complete 2016 home promotional calendar.