Offensive outburst theme continuesJune 11, 2017
BECKLEY, W.V. – Visiting Kokomo pieced together an eight-run rally over the fifth and sixth innings, breaking open a nip-and-tuck Prospect League clash at Linda K. Epling Stadium Sunday, June 11.
The Jackrabbits, winding up a rugged four-game road swing against Eastern Division leading Chillicothe and defending league champion West Virginia at 2-2, belted a fifth successive game of double-digit hits in the 11-4 victory. Five members of first-year field manager Gary McClure’s squad wound up with multiple-hit outings, as the outfield duo of Austin Petravicius and Frankie Jezioro produced three safeties each with Jezioro adding three runs batted in. Designated hitter Andrew Dyke, catcher Collin Butkiewicz and second baseman Mitchell Austin all had two hits with Dyke tripling and driving in three scores.
Kokomo’s blitzkrieg on the Miners’ home scoreboard was more than enough for the Lock Haven University pitching duo of Mike Anthony and Breton LaRose. Anthony struck out seven while being touched for three runs on eight hits over six innings, while LaRose slammed the door, allowing just one run over the last three frames.
The Brown and Gold return home for a Tuesday evening match-up against PL rival Lafayette. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. as the Battle for State Highway 26 continues. It’s $2 Tuesday at Kokomo Municipal Stadium as fans in attendance can purchase sodas, hot dogs, burgers and beer for $2 apiece.