Late Rally Leads Kokomo to East Title Over Paints

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The 2018 Prospect League season came to an end for the Chillicothe Paints Tuesday night, falling to the Kokomo Jackrabbits 8-3 in the third and deciding game of the best-of-three East Division Series.

The Paints led 3-1 heading to the bottom of the 7th inning, when the Jackrabbits came to life with three runs in that inning and four more in the 8th.

Four errors plagued Chillicothe in the loss, which represented their first playoff appearance since 2015.

Chillicothe took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, with Kokomo tying the score in the fifth. The Paints grabbed the lead back in the top of the 6th with two runs for a 3-1 advantage.

With momentum on the side of the Paints, Kokomo exploded with seven runs in the next two innings and held on for the 8-3 victory. Five of Kokomo's 8 runs were earned as Chillicothe committed 4 errors in the game.

Colin Butkiewicz led the Jackrabbits offense, as he was one of three players with two each each. He also drove in 2 runs. 

Wyatt Belinda and Andrew Czech each had two hits for the Paints.


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