Jackrabbits on Deck, 2017 media day set as season approachesMay 16, 2017
KOKOMO, IND. – The third season of collegiate wood bat Prospects League baseball opens at Kokomo Municipal Stadium Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, June 7, with seven home games out of the first eight on the 2017 Jackrabbits’ schedule.
OPENING HOME STAND: It’s a rematch of a 2016 divisional playoff, as the defending league champion West Virginia Miners make the first of two visits to Howard County Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31. Game times are 6:35 p.m. each evening with a pair of family friendly promotions to those entering the gates at Municipal Stadium. It’s $2 Tuesday for the opener with $2 soda, hot dogs, burgers and beer, while the following evening, it’s the first Family Wednesday of the year, as a $20 package gets a group two dugout reserved tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas.
After the Miners depart, the annual State Road 26 series begins between the Jackrabbits and the rival Lafayette Aviators Thursday, June 1. A new Taco Thursday promotion begins that night for 6:35 p.m. first pitch, as fans can purchase three tacos for $5, and margaritas are $5.
SPECIAL PRESEASON EVENTS ON CALENDAR: The 2017 team and first-year manager Gary McClure will be introduced at the club’s second media day event Friday, May 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. McClure and selected players will speak to the media in a press conference with a photo session for individuals and the team to follow.
The first Jackrabbits on Deck event is Saturday, May 20. Set for Municipal Stadium from 12-2 p.m., fans in attendance will take part in an ice cream social, photo opportunities with Jax and playing catch on the stadium’s outfield while also being able to check out 2017 ticket packages.