Kokomo Forces Deciding Game With Win Over Paints

posted by Mike Smith - 

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The Prospect League East Division Playoff will come down to a championship game  Tuesday, after Kokomo forced a third and deciding game with a 6-5 win Monday night. Kokomo will host Game 3.


After the Paints drew first blood with one run in the top of the second inning, the Jackrabbits scored four times in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead in what would become a see-saw contest.


Chillicothe would then grab a 5-4 advantage with two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but Kokomo answered the threat with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth. That score would hold over the last few innings for a 6-5 Jackrabbits victory. Kokomo gets the win, despite being out-hit by the Paints 14-9.


Tuesday's winner goes to the Prospect League Championship Series against either Terre Haute or Danville from the West Division. The West Game 2 was suspended due to rain. Will resume Tuesday.


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