Big 6th inning snaps win streak

July 14, 2017

QUINCY, ILL. – Bailey Partlow put together a strong night at the plate Thursday, July 13, but it was not enough for the Kokomo Jackrabbits.

The Pasco-Hernando State catcher tallied two hits, including a double, to stretch a current personal safety streak to six straight outings, a roll in which his batting average has soared better than 200 points (.200-.414). Outfielder Luke Fegen and designated hitter Alex Del Rio gathered the other two hits for first-year field manager Gary McClure’s team.

Host Quincy had plenty of firepower of its own, though. An 11-run, seven-hit sixth inning rally blew open what had been a strong pitching duel between the Brown and Gold’s David Flattery and the Gems’ Jackson Douglas. Flattery, a University of Nebraska-Omaha product, appeared on the verge of continuing his impressive Prospect League start with six strikeouts in just over five innings. However, an error, two hits and a hit batsman knocked him out of the sixth and opened the home team offensive floodgates.

The Jackrabbits, dipping to 16-20, look to split the two-game set at Quincy University Stadium Friday, July 14. First pitch is 7:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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