Jackrabbits close 2017 on high note

August 5, 2017

BECKLEY, W.V. – The bat of Davenport University’s Austin Petravicius and the arm of the University of Missouri’s Josh Konecek ensured a strong end to the Kokomo Jackrabbits’ 2017 season Saturday, August 5.

For a second successive night inside the confines of the West Virginia Miners’ Linda K. Epling Stadium, Petravicius launched a home run. His seventh big fly of the season proved to salt away a wild 14-10 win in front of better than 1,000 fans, highlighting a four-run ninth inning rally. Konecek, concluding an impressive final month of the season in which he surrendered only four hits and two earned runs in five and a third innings, gathered the win. He struck out eight home side hitters over three frames in which he gave up just two safeties.

Five members of first-year field manager Gary McClure’s line-up tallied two hits or more. Southeastern Community College’s Zeb Adreon led the way with three hits while scoring twice, while Petravicius ended with two hits and four RBI. The University of Indianapolis’ Storm Joop tallied two hits and two RBI; Des Moines Area Community College’s Luke Fegen wound up with two hits and two RBI; and Wabash Valley College’s Romero Harris registered two hits and an RBI.

The weekend set opened with a 10-7 Kokomo victory Friday, August 4. Petravicius came up big again at the plate with a three-run home run, making a winner out of Rend Lake Community College’s Matthew Herman. Adreon and Louisiana State University’s Chris Reid each added two hits, while Adreon drove in two runs.

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