Gold and Brown increases second half win string

July 3, 2016

KOKOMO, IND. – The Kokomo Jackrabbits continued to march towards their goal Sunday, July 3, posting a six-run first inning outburst in route to a 6-2 Prospect League win over Danville.

“The guys have said, as we’ve gotten out to this strong start in the second half, they want to do some special things,” he said with a smile. “This is one of the rare chances to start over in sports. Our offense is buying into that, as we’re showing we can hit and are starting to gel together.”

Kean University shortstop Chris Amato drilled a two-run single, while catcher Mitch Stoltzfus of Millersville gathered a pair of singles to trigger the seven-hit effort. Despite being blanked by a strong relief appearance from the Dans’ Brian Allec and Chris Fearon over the final seven frames, the first inning support was more than enough for starting pitcher Nick Floyd of Ball State University who recovered from a shaky first inning to shutout the visitors on two hits during his final four innings of work.

“We talked pregame that this was a day of some adversity … having the game pushed back and so forth because of weather,” Howard said. “Nick had the same kind of thing to work through early, and he did. He battled really hard.”

The Jackrabbits (19-15 overall, 4-0 PL Eastern Division second half) take to the road for three in a row beginning Tuesday, July 5, with a return trip to Danville for a 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time first pitch.

Danville                               200        000        000        2  6  1
Kokomo                              600        000        00x        6  7  1

WP – Floyd
LP – Karcher
Time of Game: 2:19
Attendance: 1164
Coca-Cola Player of Game – Chris Amato

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