Offensive attack sends Jackrabbits to win

July 28, 2016

BUTLER, PA. – The visiting Kokomo Jackrabbits kept their second half Prospect League second division half-game lead on streaking Champion City Thursday, July 28, bashing 11 hits to upend Butler 12-5.

A night after being blanked in the opener of the two-game set at Kelly Automotive Park, field manager Matt Howard’s squad started fast. Kokomo (13-9 second half, 28-24 overall) plated five runs in the first and didn’t look back. The bottom part of the Gold and Brown’s line-up did the most damage to the Blue Sox pitching staff, as outfielder Cole Nieto of Baldwin-Wallace University, designated hitter Brody Andrews of Grand Valley State University and infielder/catcher Josh Zbierski of Southern New Hampshire University combined for five hits and seven RBI from the fifth through seventh spots.

Kokomo’s blitzkrieg was more than enough to send starting hurler Sean Kiley of Oberlin College to the win. He weaved his way through five and a two thirds innings, allowing 10 hits but being nicked for only four earned runs.

The Jackrabbits close an eight-game road skein Friday, July 29. They go to Chillicothe’s Veterans Administration Memorial Stadium for a 7:05 p.m. start.

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