Win streak moves to four behind pitching dandyJune 9, 2016
KOKOMO, IND. – The recent roll that the Kokomo Jackrabbits have been on didn’t show any signs of slowing down Thursday, June 9.
Behind a sparkling starting pitching effort from Lock Haven University’s Mike Anthony that featured a no-hit bid into the Quincy Gems’ portion of the sixth, Kokomo powered past the visitors 4-0 in front of a crowd of 1400 at Kokomo Municipal Stadium to begin a three-game home stand.
The victory moved the Jackrabbits over the .500 mark (7-6) and was the club’s fourth straight.
“We’ve had good team defense, and our pitching has been unbelievable,” field manager Matt Howard said of the skein. “Those two things have kept us in ball games, and with the offense clicking too, we’re playing well on both sides. If we keep that going, we’re going to be a tough team.”
Anthony handcuffed the Gems from the get-go, allowing only a flair to left off the bat of Shea Stine to open the sixth. “Everything seemed to be working well tonight,” he noted. “Brody (Andrews) called a great game behind the plate, and our defense, as it has been lately, played really well, too. I just love being on this team and pitching in this stadium … in front of our home fans. It’s been great.”
Offensively, East Tennessee State University’s Lance Mays starred again at the plate, going three-for-five with a triple and a pair of RBI. Grand Valley State University’s Andrews and Wayne State University’s Griffin Harms added multiple-hit contests with two and three, respectively.
The Jackrabbits’ current three-game home set continues Friday, June 10. The Springfield Sliders come to town for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch as the Princesses and Superheroes promotion resumes with a Friday Flick, featuring The Incredibles, and Camp Out with a jersey auction.