Brown and Gold homestand begins on high noteJuly 16, 2017
KOKOMO, IND. – Much like the feeling of the mid-July central Indiana weather, the bats of the Kokomo Jackrabbits remained on sizzle Sunday, July 16.
First-year field manager Gary McClure’s squad, setting a new franchise mark for successive home victories with their sixth straight, jumped out of the starting gate and didn’t look back in route to a 14-3 decision in front of better than 1400 happy Kokomo Municipal Stadium fans. Leading the way to a sixth overall and third double-digit total in the last eight contests was Coca-Cola Player of the Game honoree Austin Petravicius. The left fielder ripped a long three-run home run during a six-run seventh-inning rally to highlight a two-hit, two-runs scored, five-RBI outing.
Third baseman Storm Joop, first baseman Romero Harris and center fielder Luke Fegen added two-hit afternoons to help the team total 17, a new franchise single-game record. The offensive explosion was more than enough to aid starting pitcher Breton LaRose’s second victory of the season.
The Jackrabbits continue three in a row at home Tuesday, July 18. First pitch is 6:35 p.m. against Prospect League rival Lafayette.
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Kokomo 160 100 60x 14 17 0
LaRose, Thompson (7), Patton (9) vs. Jones, Merchant (3), Hartman (7)
WP – LaRose
LP - Jones
Coca-Cola Player of the Game – Austin Petravicius