ROCKPORT — The Kokomo Write-up 6 squad is among the the final a few groups alive for the American Legion state baseball title and in a twist, the Sixers will now host the ultimate two video games of the match immediately after persistent rain in Southern Indiana washed out Tuesday’s prepared final rounds.
The Sixers have been scheduled to face Terre Haute on Tuesday with the winner of that match experiencing Muncie for the title prior to rain compelled the tournament to be rescheduled.
Now Kokomo will host the final two games at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park on Saturday. Kokomo faces Terre Haute at 1 p.m. Then, 45 minutes soon after the conclusion of that activity, the winner faces Muncie for a one-match championship. All 3 teams have a loss in the double-elimination tourney.
“We’ve hosted the condition several occasions and the condition commissioner was comfortable with bringing the video games to our ballpark,” Kokomo coach Don Andrews reported. “The reality that we have been more centrally found than the other two teams produced it just suitable. The other groups liked that choice superior than driving back to Rockport.
“I know my boys are very thrilled. They are likely to get to slumber in their very own mattress and enjoy on their individual industry and with any luck , that is a house-discipline advantage for us.”
Post 6 dropped into the losers’ bracket Sunday when it fell to Muncie, then kept its tourney hopes alive Monday with a 3-2 victory around Rockport.
“We obtained an additional breathtaking pitching efficiency, this time by Levi Mavrick,” Andrews claimed. “He pitched a full activity [seven innings], gave up just 6 hits, two runs, struck out four and experienced 1 foundation on balls.”
The Sixer offense staked Mavrick to a 2- lead with single operates in the base of the very first and second innings. Rockport scored a operate in the major of the fourth but Kokomo scored in the bottom of the frame to thrust its guide to two runs all over again. Rockport scored a run in the leading of the seventh but could not tie the match.
At the plate, Cayden Calloway led the Sixers with two singles and a operate scored, and Preston Sanford experienced a double and an RBI.
“We only experienced two strikeouts the overall activity strike the ball quite perfectly, just correct at persons several instances,” Andrews said.
Kokomo (23-9-2) is -1 from Terre Haute, falling 4-1 in a game in the Terre Haute event in June. The Sixers are 4-3 against Muncie.