Records fall as Jackrabbits claim third straight home winJuly 6, 2017
KOKOMO, IND. – The LED red lights on the scoreboard at Kokomo Municipal Stadium got a workout Thursday, July 6.
First-year field manager Gary McClure’s squad didn’t waste time in cutting the magic number to four in order to keep the coveted Battle of State Highway 26 trophy, tallying a franchise-best nine runs in the home half of the first in route to a 15-7 victory over Prospect League rival Lafayette. A KMS crowd of over 1,300 happy fans also got treated to single-game marks for total runs and hits (16), while outfielder Luke Fegen, an easy selection for Coca-Cola Player of the Game, cracked a pair of hits and drove in five runs, tying another franchise mark.
With every player in the starting line-up collecting a safety including five who wound up with multiples highlighted by three each from fellow outfielders Zeb Adreon and Austin Petravicius, starting pitcher Quintin Miller was able to throw with ease. He did so to collect his second win of the season which featured six strikeouts in five innings of work.
The Jackrabbits, creeping within six games of Eastern Division leading Champion City who was washed out, look to move even closer to retaining the State Highway title with a 7:05 p.m. rematch against the Aviators at Loeb Stadium Friday, July 7. They return home Saturday, July 8, for a 7:05 p.m. start against the Butler Blue Sox.
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Quintin Miller, Colby Malson (6), Jake Wilburn (9), Mitchell Austin (9) vs. Alex Moore, Jeff Peterson (2), Neftalie Sanchez (8)
WP – Miller
LP – Moore
Coca-Cola Player of Game – Luke Fegen