Chillicothe sidesteps Jackrabbits

July 29, 2016

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO – Infielder Ryan Hutchinson of Illinois State University topped Kokomo’s offensive efforts in the final game of an eight-date road swing Friday, July 29.

Hutchinson clouted a double and scored the Gold and Brown’s only run in a 7-1 Prospect League loss to the host Chillicothe Paints. The home side’s starting pitcher, Jack Szott, proved a formidable foe for the visitors, shutting down the Jackrabbits on four hits while striking out six in route to a complete game victory.

Preparing to play five of its final seven PL Eastern Division contests at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, Kokomo (13-10 second half, 28-25 overall) is part of a battle with first half champion West Virginia and Champion City as a half-game separates the three clubs. Hannibal pays a visit to KMS Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, for 7:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. starts.

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